how many can connect to a wireless router

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by jim.arnold, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. jim.arnold

    jim.arnold Guest

    If I install a wireless modem/router how many PCs can connect?

    If I connect say 6 then will there be any slowdown ? - (apart from the
    fact they'd all be sharing one internet connection)

    jim.arnold, Feb 12, 2005
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  2. jim.arnold

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Should work just fine.
    If you're sharing files between them wirelessly, then this may slow
    things down.
    Ian Stirling, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Depends on the model - 32 is a reasonable figure to expect.
    Yes there will probably be a slow down if they are all doing stuff at the
    same time.
    Wired Ethernet (especially through a switch insted of a hub) is much more
    efficient that wireless.
    Every device connected to the wireless AP will have to wait its turn; the
    system also runs at half duplex instead of full duplex for wired Ethernet.

    If you are using a 512k ADSL line then you should still probably be able to
    drive it flat out, but any networking between your 6 PCs will be quite slow.
    Response time is also likely to be slower if you are all browsing at the
    same time.

    Dave R
    David W.E. Roberts, Feb 12, 2005
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