Wireless Recommendations

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Mon Jan 30 15:04:05 CST 2012


On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Jim Gonzalez <jim at impactbusiness.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>                I am looking for a Wireless bridge or Router that will
> support 600 wireless clients concurrently (mostly cell phones).  I need it
> for a proof of concept.

I've had some great luck with a variety of vendors, though never with
this many clients on one AP.
For a stable 802.11 stack, I've found Cisco AP1142N's to be great.

That said, I'm not sure what you're trying to do here, but I think
you'll be disappointed with any AP with 600 *active* stations
associated to it. No AP can work around the congestive collapse of
hundreds of stations all transmitting RTS frames at once.

If you can split up your many stations across a swath of APs, bridging
down to a couple L2 Ethernet LANs, I think you'll get something much
more scalable.

Cheers,
jof



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