[GLLUG] Wifi router requirements for hosting Linux box on LAN

gvim gvimrc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 12:36:19 UTC 2016

On 09/12/2016 12:05, John Winters via GLLUG wrote:
> On 09/12/16 12:00, gvim via GLLUG wrote:
>> I want to host a web app on a Linux box connected to a wifi LAN to
>> service about 250 people in the same room which could be a large
>> restaurant or pub.
> IANA wifi router expert, but I did a little research a while back and
> the impression I got then was that 250 connections to a single WiFi
> router was cloud-cuckoo land.
> As far as I can remember the figures, you can expect to be able to
> handle up to maybe 10 users on the kind of box you get free from your
> ISP.  Middling stuff like the MicroTik boxes might get you 30-40.  There
> are boxen around which claim to be able to support 100 simultaneous
> users, but again the advice which I was given was to take that with a
> pinch of salt and budget for 50-60 users on that kind of kit.
> I repeat - this is all second hand info.

I don't mind paying for decent kit if it does the job. If it's 50 
simultaneous users per router maybe I could chain 4 or 5 and get what I 


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