max number of user wireless router

May 18, 2009 at 04:30:35
Specs: Windows XP

I would like to know the max number of user wireless router "Belkin F5D8231". As our company have 20 people using wireless to connect the Internet.
Could you suggest one wireless router which good for large number of user?

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#1
May 18, 2009 at 12:49:14

Wireless has a lot of overhead to begin with unless you are foolish enough to run with no security. Consider wired to begin with.

A normal hub is considered at full use at 30% utilization and a good switch at 70% (YMMV) Now you add in encryption it drops that a bunch. 20 people on a secure wireless would in my opinion be way too many if all needed anything more than text files. I'd limit it to maybe 5.

A good enterprise level switch can handle 20 users in wired. It might be the limit of a high dollar wireless in my opinion.

As above, network utilization along with backplane computation used to encrypt would tell the limits.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
May 18, 2009 at 14:08:12

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProd...

simple google seach shows this units recommended wireless user support is stated at 16

You are over the proscribed limit with 20


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#3
May 19, 2009 at 05:02:41

thanks a lot! The information is very helpful.

On our saturation, we cannot setup a wired network for this 20 people as they don't have any seat. So we setup a wireless network for them.

BTW, I would like to know Linksys seem router can support up to 32 wireless user. Is it work?

thanks!


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