itspartho
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Raspberry PI as an Access point

Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm

Can anyone let me what is the threshold of the Raspberry PI acting as an access point? As in what is the count of the maximum number of devices that can be connected to the PI and when exactly will the device reach its breaking point?

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Re: Raspberry PI as an Access point

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:59 pm

Somebody asked this question in stackexchange: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q ... ot-clients

Based on that thread, the max connection is not greater than 2007 based on the hostapd.conf default:

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max_num_sta=2006
The clients will be limited by your DHCP server subnet, for the /24 it will be 254 IP address.
Some consumer WiFi routers have a max of 32 clients connections.
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Re: Raspberry PI as an Access point

Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:10 am

itspartho wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Can anyone let me what is the threshold of the Raspberry PI acting as an access point? As in what is the count of the maximum number of devices that can be connected to the PI and when exactly will the device reach its breaking point?
This could be of interest:
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