Need to create WiFi network that supports more than 100 connections

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chipchen, May 22, 2012.

  1. chipchen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2002
    Has anyone had any experience creating a WiFi network capable of more than 100 simultaneous device connections? Can this be done with non-commercial routers? Can I bridge multiple AirPort Extremes?

    Suggestions? Recommendations?

    I realize internet bandwidth will likely be crap... in fact, we don't even need an internet connection for what we want to do... merely have a bunch of devices (mainly iOS) on the same network to test a network based app.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The airport extreme accepts 50 wifi connections or a total of 250 wired and wireless together so you could buy two and extend with the second there are a few that support what your after but the cost $$$
  3. razzededge macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2012
    Just buy enterprise grade access point. They support 500 connections through wifi for example (cost for such one is around 1k usd)
  4. chipchen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2002
    Suggestions on specific ones? I assume I still need a router to handle IP assignments?
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What's your budget?
  6. chipchen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2002
    Ideally, nothing. (like if we can use existing AirPort Extremes bridged) Couple hundred bucks max. If commercial router, maybe I can rent one.

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