iPad How many devices can connect to one hotspot?

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  1. zhongdubei macrumors newbie

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    I created a hotspot on my laptop with My WIFI Router software.I'm wondering how many devices can be connected?Will too many devices would cause slow connection?
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    It usually depends on the hotspot.

    In theory, the hotspot puts out a certain amount of bandwidth, the more devices on it, the less each device gets.

    That being said, I am no network expert, so I may be wrong.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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  4. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Is there a limit on the devices you can connect to an iPhone with personal hotspot?
     
  5. kristalsoldier macrumors regular

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    I know this may be like blasphemy, but on my Nokia 720 running Windows Phone OS 8.1 (Dev Preview), I can create a hotspot that supports a max of 8 devices.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Five max, I believe. I used a pretty convoluted set-up to overcome this limitation when we went on vacation. (iPhone/iPad -> Wireless Bridge -> Wireless Router)

    Basically, the iPhone/iPad was running just as modem with the router doing DHCP. The system was double-NATted but oh well.
     

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