This article explains as to how many devices you can have on your home network.
The number of devices you can have is dependent on your wireless router. The capacity of the router would decide the number of devices you can have on your home network.
How many wireless devices can you have on your home network.
This would be dependent on the wireless router type. The following are some wireless routers and the number of devices you can connect to each of them.
The TP-Link AX1800 WiFi 6 Router supports upto 25 users and the Reyee WiFi 6 Router AX3200 Smart Wi-Fi Mesh Router supports 128 users.
When you are planning your home network, you should preferably know in advance, how many users would be connecting to your router. This would help you select the right router based on your requirement.
For example , if your home has 30 users, purchase a router which can support atlteast 40 users considering future expansion plans. You can search on Amazon – Wireless router for 50 devices
How many wired devices can you have on your home network.
On a home network, there would be a combination of wired and wireless users. The maximum number of wired users you can have is dependent on the availability of ports on the wireless router.
Most wireless routers come with an inbuilt 4 port switch. So the maximum number of wired users would be 4. But this can be expanded by buying an additional Ethernet switch and connecting to the switch on the router.
For example , you can purchase a 8 port, 16 port, 24 port switch to accomodate the number of wired users.
What happens when you have too many devices on your Home Wifi router
If you have two many devices on your router and the router does not have capacity to handle it, then your router might freeze and you would encounter frequent wifi disconnects.
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