Need to create WiFi network that supports more than 100 connections

chipchen

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 30, 2002
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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.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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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 $$$
 
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razzededge

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Jan 29, 2012
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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)
 
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chipchen

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 30, 2002
530
155
Just buy enterprise grade access point. They support 500 connections through wifi for example (cost for such one is around 1k usd)
Suggestions on specific ones? I assume I still need a router to handle IP assignments?
 
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