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Problem with maximum number of devices allowed in a home w-ifi network

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
March 22, 2014 10:10:59 PM

Hi,

I'm new in the forum. I've usually used between 6 or 8 devices in my home wi-fi network but since a couple of weeks ago I introduced 4 more devices. What I've been noticing is that after the 9th or 11th device I cannot connect any other device. Disconnecting an already connected device "makes room" for the other one so it seems that is a problem related to the maximum number of devices that are allowed to be connected at the same time to the router.

I've checked on internet what could be happening and I found a lot of articles talking about IP Pool Account, but the thing is I already changed that number from 10 to 64 in the router setup menu and it seems to do nothing.

I'm going to leave here 4 screen captures of the router setup so you guys have more information.

Thanks for advance and sorry for any grammatical error, english is not my native language.


Wireless Setup




Lan Setup




Internet Setup




,Device Info Capture

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March 23, 2014 8:35:57 AM

Your issue is pretty simple -- consumer wireless radios will not support that many connections. An easy fix is to add another router configured as an access point and using a different non-overlapping channel. Give it a different SSID and divide up your devices appropriately (don't put all the big data hogs on one and the light users on the other).
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March 23, 2014 2:30:09 PM

RealBeast said:
Your issue is pretty simple -- consumer wireless radios will not support that many connections. An easy fix is to add another router configured as an access point and using a different non-overlapping channel. Give it a different SSID and divide up your devices appropriately (don't put all the big data hogs on one and the light users on the other).



Wow. Simple enough. Thanks for your help, I'll schedule buying a router next week.

Thanks again!
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