We are setting up our company's new workplace. We need to setup wifi so 50 concurrent connections can be handled without any issues. We are taking 150mbps connection. I want to know what sort of wifi router and access point/wifi extender we need for it to work smoothly.

Please suggest wifi router specs I should be looking for while buying.

  • Unfortunately all product or resource recommendations are off topic here. – user36472 Jan 24 '18 at 9:28
  • Just need the specifications I should be looking for. Like its should be a gigabit router with ac support etc. – Kumar Jan 24 '18 at 9:31
  • Is there other forum I can ask this question? – Kumar Jan 24 '18 at 9:32
  • You could try to ask this on Hardware Recommendations – user36472 Jan 24 '18 at 9:34
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    Just make sure you look for quality name product and follow other comments and answers here. Don't go to Target and Walmart to get your wi-fi devices, look at Cisco, WatchGuard, Netgear, Juniper, Rukus, only quality products. Retail products are not recommended for larger installation. – htm11h Jan 24 '18 at 18:53

As per comment from Ron Trunk i'll post this answer:

Depending on what kind of access point and the underlying network design/topology a rule of thumb is 15-25 but if its just web and email traffic you can have more. Just remember that you should have a gigabit port on the AP.

Also wireless is half duplex when you are calculating per device throughput. If you also enable 802.11n/ac that can cause your gigabit port on the AP to be your bottleneck. So you also have to take into account how many APs will connect to a switch and how the connection is from that switch back to your core.

Now for 50 some users/devices, I would, as written by Ron Trunk have at least 2-3 APs in that area and design that area for high density.

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