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Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Nov-15 09:30:43
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Max number of connected devices?


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How many devices can be connected wirelessly to a router before you start getting issues? Not talking speed necessary as that is obviously dependent on what each device is doing, but can having say 10 wireless devices on 1 router cause interference on the wireless channel and degrade the service?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Nov-15 11:47:32
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Re: Max number of connected devices?


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All depends on the CPU and memory capabilities of the router really.

10 to 20 is the usual limit for consumer kit before splitting across two access points and reducing output power to avoid clashing etc

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Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:02:32
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Ah cheers. I will soon be having about 7 devices (1 wired 6 wireless) connected to the router, however some of these arent always in use like Smart TV and mobile phones


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:16:30
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Re: Max number of connected devices?


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My sky hub became permanently rebooting at 16 devices.

My virginmedia hub is fine with 30+ connected.

My house has 4 smart tvs online, 3 sky boxes online, 2 apple TVs and 2 wireless printers. those things are online pretty much 24/7 but not in use all the time of course.

The BT Home Hub 5 also works fine with 25+ devices connected.

The only lacking router from major ISPs is the Sky Hub as it's single band, the HomeHub, TalkTalk router and Virgin superhub are all AC wireless and I believe they will work fine on way over 20 devices as the connection is split between both bands.
Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:25:29
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I have a Netgear DG834Gv5. Old i know but does the job so hopefully a few more devices attached wont tax it too much
Standard User keith969
(member) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:30:25
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Does it support dual band (2.4 & 5GHz)? If so use different SSIDs for thhe two bands. I had a lot of problems with my HH5 until I did this.
Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:48:09
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Not sure tbh i dont believe it does but not 100% sure
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 08-Nov-15 12:54:56
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It doesn't have 5GHz.

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