Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


22 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 231937 21-Mar-2018 10:04
Send private message

Just switched to Orcon fibre and under settings the max clients allowed is set to 16 - seems rather low. Does anyone know how many clients the router can actually take? I've been having issues whereby some laptops wont connect and think this could possibly be why. Cheers


Create new topic
265 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Trusted
Orcon

  Reply # 1980909 21-Mar-2018 10:34
Send private message

Hi there,

 

It's 16 on each channel, so 32 in total across 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

 

I'd suggest you go and grab the My Orcon app from the App Store/Google Play - you can change your Wi-Fi SSID there (or jump on My Orcon through our website) which I suspect will solve your laptops not connecting problem. If you've renamed your current SSID to be the same as your previous SSID this could cause problems, so changing the SSID to something entirely different should help.

 

Cheers,

 

Cam


26933 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6377

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1980941 21-Mar-2018 11:26
Send private message

Just be aware that in an average household connecting more than 16 devices to wireless on a single band has the potential to degrade performance significantly purely because of the way wireless works, and the reality than in an average home you will have devices connecting with poor signal strength that will kill the performance for everybody on that band.

 

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.