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 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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 6502

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

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    What's your budget?
     
  6. chipchen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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