Wifi routers have a limit on the number of clients that can connect,

Assuming i have many routers and i connect them together via wireless bridge, then i connect one single long-range antenna that can spread the network over a mile or so.

Will this allow me to handle more clients?

Please correct me if am wrong

  • @RonMaupin Can you please share your views on this Nov 19, 2016 at 14:43
  • Wi-Fi is bi-directional. You may be able to use directional antennae to do a point-to-point link, but you have to remember that the hosts need to be able to send to the AP, too, and the radios and antennae in hosts are usually pretty limited. Wi-Fi was never designed to blanket a huge area like I think you want. I'm not sure why you are referring to routers. You put in routers where you want to route between networks. To cover a large area, you need a bunch of WAPs using a wireless controller for roaming.
    – Ron Maupin
    Nov 19, 2016 at 14:49
  • @RonMaupin So that means, WAPs can connect to a router wirelessly without a physical cable? Nov 19, 2016 at 15:11
  • No. The WAPs are your wireless connection points. They connect back to your network, usually a switch, with wires. You WLC will control the WAPs, and allow seamless roaming. Each WAP will handle about 20 to 30 users. This is done by companies all the time.
    – Ron Maupin
    Nov 19, 2016 at 15:15
  • You really, really need to go into a lot more detail of what you are trying to do.
    – Ron Maupin
    Nov 19, 2016 at 15:16

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I wanted to cover a large network area with a single Wi Fi connection,But Like Ron Maupin mentioned in the comments above, All i need to do is set up the network in different areas then i connect them using point-to-point antennas via the routers, then split the connections from each router to a bunch of WAPs.

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