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Re: How many devices can actually connect?

How many devices can actually connect?

My RAX120 is advertised as being able to support 12 streams.  I have more than 12 devices though, incuding smaller IoT devices.  Can it actually support more devices?  I dont want to overload it.

Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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@scoobycarolannc wrote:

My RAX120 is advertised as being able to support 12 streams.  I have more than 12 devices though, incuding smaller IoT devices.  Can it actually support more devices?  I dont want to overload it.


The # of streams is a bit misleading, and typically refers more to performance and a bit for coverage.

 

As a rule of thumb I usually try to have less than 30 devices "per band".  Since your router is Dual-Band (2.4ghz radio and 5ghz radio), you can usually have 30 2.4ghz devices attached, and 30 5.0ghz devices attached.

 

Keep in mind, if you have OLD devices (802.11b) they tend to slow down your wifi quite a bit, so keep mostly newer devices attached.

 

Netgear is a bit more optomistic than I am, they list their official counts here (keep in mind this is a few years old):

 

https://kb.netgear.com/24043/How-many-clients-can-you-connect-wirelessly-to-a-NETGEAR-router

 

Hope this helps 🙂  You should be perfectly fine with less than 25 devices attached which sounds like you may.

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@scoobycarolannc wrote:

My RAX120 is advertised as being able to support 12 streams.  I have more than 12 devices though, incuding smaller IoT devices.  Can it actually support more devices?  I dont want to overload it.


The # of streams is a bit misleading, and typically refers more to performance and a bit for coverage.

 

As a rule of thumb I usually try to have less than 30 devices "per band".  Since your router is Dual-Band (2.4ghz radio and 5ghz radio), you can usually have 30 2.4ghz devices attached, and 30 5.0ghz devices attached.

 

Keep in mind, if you have OLD devices (802.11b) they tend to slow down your wifi quite a bit, so keep mostly newer devices attached.

 

Netgear is a bit more optomistic than I am, they list their official counts here (keep in mind this is a few years old):

 

https://kb.netgear.com/24043/How-many-clients-can-you-connect-wirelessly-to-a-NETGEAR-router

 

Hope this helps 🙂  You should be perfectly fine with less than 25 devices attached which sounds like you may.

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.... and for those with a greedy appetite for connected stuff:

 

 

How many devices can my Orbi system support? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

 

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