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# 207929 19-Jan-2017 20:33
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I am with Orcon and have an Orcon Genius Modem (which is also a router and wifi AP).

 

There seems to be a hard limit on the number of wifi clients. On the Wireless|Basic setup page there is a setting for "Max Clients". It is set to 16 by default and won't go any higher. Trying to set to (for example) 32 I get a pop up message saying "Max Clients "32" should be between 1 and 16". Setting to zero is similarly impossible.

 

16 Wifi clients may sound quite a bit, but in this day and age is stoopid. I am constantly hitting the max. A combination of cellphones, laptops, harmony hubs, TVs, music players, heat pump etc - and I want to do a whole lot of wifi based home automation soon.

 

So does anyone know if this is beatable, or do I need to buy a proper wifi router that's not got stupid artificial limits?


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  # 1706077 19-Jan-2017 20:36
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how big is the DHCP pool?


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  # 1706078 19-Jan-2017 20:39
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16 WiFi devices off a home/small business device that's single band is about the most you can push before you start seeing WiFi imploding. It's not there to impede you, it's there to stop performance suffering.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1706079 19-Jan-2017 20:46
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Jase2985:

 

how big is the DHCP pool?

 

Basically the whole 192.168.20.x range (except about 10)




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  # 1706092 19-Jan-2017 20:49
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sbiddle:

 

16 WiFi devices off a home/small business device that's single band is about the most you can push before you start seeing WiFi imploding. It's not there to impede you, it's there to stop performance suffering.

 

 

 

 

Many of the devices are pretty low traffic. The harmony hubs, amplifier, pebbleair, etc use damn all bandwidth.

 

If it was all people doing 4k youtube on their laptops all day I could understand a limit.

 

Anyway, thank you both for your quick answers.


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  # 1706094 19-Jan-2017 20:58
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i think was what Steve was getting at was a generalisation not your specific situation, some people could use theirs like that.

 

can you not hard wire some of those things?


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  # 1706095 19-Jan-2017 20:59
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nickrout:

 

sbiddle:

 

16 WiFi devices off a home/small business device that's single band is about the most you can push before you start seeing WiFi imploding. It's not there to impede you, it's there to stop performance suffering.

 

 

 

 

Many of the devices are pretty low traffic. The harmony hubs, amplifier, pebbleair, etc use damn all bandwidth.

 

If it was all people doing 4k youtube on their laptops all day I could understand a limit.

 

Anyway, thank you both for your quick answers.

 

 

It doesn't matter what they're doing, they're still using WiFi which means sharing that resource, and more importantly generating broadcast traffic that's broadcast at the lowest possible basic rate configured for the AP. This all contributes to impacting all devices.

 

 


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