Maximum count of users one Wi-Fi Network

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What's the maximum count of users who can share one Wi-Fi Network, given that it won't slow the network connection?

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Maximum count of users one Wi-Fi Network

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Hello Jazmine Theodore,

     Well, the maximum number of users who can actually connect to one wireless connection network actually depends on your wireless router as well as your internet service provider. If your router is powerful like for example it has a greater speed, then it could actually maximize the performance of your wireless connection network. In my case, my router has 54 megabits per second which is actually standard for modern models of wireless routers. Well, it has great performance; however, my internet connection or internet speed suddenly decreases when 3 to 4 computers are actually connecting to the wireless connection network though the fact that the maximum number of connections available in my wireless network is 20 connections. By the way, my internet speed is 1 megabits per second; thereby, I assume that it also depends on your internet service provider. Anyway, just try and check whether it supports the number of computers you are planning to. Try their manufacturer's site; there should be a detail about these things. Ofcourse, you need to change your internet connection if necessary. 

Hope this helps.

Tron Len

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Maximum count of users one Wi-Fi Network

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Computers and devices that are integrated with a wireless adapter or a Wi-Fi adapter in most laptops can connect to a wireless network or a Wi-Fi network by means of a wireless access point or through a wireless router which mostly are available in home networks. The question now is whether a wireless router or a wireless access point can handle as much users or connected devices or not. The answer to this really depends on the hardware you are using specifically your wireless router because this is the device that mainly handles all the connections.

Most of the wireless routers or Wi-Fi wireless access points are capable of handling up to 255 linked devices. This is because wireless routers and wireless access points support a minor number of wired Ethernet which is normally either one or four and the remainder through the wireless connections. Even if it’s theoretically possible to connect 255 computers on a single Wi-Fi access point, it’s still not recommended because of performance degradation. The work around for this if you want to connect multiple computers or devices to a Wi-Fi network is not to distribute the network load but to install multiple access points.

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