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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

Rodrimag
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R6350 How many devices can I connect

Hi, 

 

I have an R6350 and would like to know how many devices (wifi) I can connect.

I have approximately 30 devices connected at 2.4GHz and 8 connected at 5GHz.

When I try to connect a new one, I normally have issues, or when the router restart, some devices did not receive an IP address and I need to block this device to the others receiving the IP address.

Maybe I have many devices?

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plemans
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

Its usually 32 per band. but the R6350 is a pretty basic router. If you can move any of the 2.4ghz devices to 5ghz, you'll do better to even out the load a bit

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Rodrimag
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

So, it means 32 devices at 2.4Ghz and 32 devices at 5Ghz!!! So if I connect a second wifi router (this r6350 connect a second wifi router by ethernet cable), I can double the devices?
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Rodrimag
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

So, it means 32 devices at 2.4Ghz and 32 devices at 5Ghz!!! So if I connect a second wifi router (this r6350 connect a second wifi router by ethernet cable), I can double the devices?
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plemans
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

If you've separated out the bands and made sure they're not on the same channel. 

but again, its not a flagship router, its a pretty base model one. 

While it should support up to 32 devices, if they're higher bandwidth devices, you're going to have issues. 

 

https://kb.netgear.com/24043/How-many-WiFi-client-devices-can-my-NETGEAR-router-support

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Rodrimag
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

Ok, If I understood you, my router is a basic one, and my devices are simple IoT, like a smart switch, or smart lamp, these devices do not require higher bandwidth. So my idea is to connect a second router to increase the number of devices in my network. In my mind I will have 20 devices on my first router and more 20 devices on the second, my thoughts are correct, adding a router increases the device's number even that I sacrifice a little my bandwidth with a low investment.

 

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plemans
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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect

It should work. But put the 2nd router in AP mode. 

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Re: R6350 How many devices can I connect


@plemans wrote:

It should work. But put the 2nd router in AP mode. 


Does that increase the number of wifi cliemts it can handle, or does it all feed back to the router?

 

 

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