The company I work for is developing a sensor network that will require roughly 1 sensor per every 6 m2 or about 160 sensors for a 10,000 sq ft building.
They need to synchronize them by sending a sync signal to each one every second. They are arranged in groups of 4, so 40 sensors will be activated by the first signal, another 40 by the second and so on.
They want to use wifi to generate the sync signals so the router(s) will see 160 devices in addition to the general wifi traffic in an office building. The overall bandwidth will be small, but the number of devices is large and they will need to be continuously pinged. Accurate timing is not a problem, latency of signals can be 200%.
Is this a good idea? Will this significantly affect wifi traffic or present potential configuration problems?