Hi everyone. We’re testing different setups with the goal of supporting 100 simultaneous logged-in users over wifi. Results have been mixed, see below. If anyone has any experience or wisdom on such an implementation, or on how to estimate capacity, it’d be much appreciated.
Aside, our server is running Windows at the moment. Does anyone know if running linux would make a significant difference?
1 x Dell PowerEdge T30 server; 3.3 GHz, 8GB DDR, 1TB Hard drive.
2 x AP devices
1 x MicroTik router-board
60 meters of cable
From the tech guys on the ground:
We had two AP devices installed to accommodate the larger numbers. We tested with 100 learners; 50 learners per AP; unfortunately the test didn’t go as well as we’d hoped it would. The network slowed at 30 learners per AP, and was inaccessible at 40 - 50 learners per AP.
After discussion, and some trouble-shooting from the technicians, it was concluded that either the MicroTik router-board is the “weak link” or a more powerful server is required.