How many Wi-Fi clients can I connect to my Keenetic router?

The maximum number of Wi-Fi clients depends on the Keenetic router model, on the Wi-Fi chip used and is determined by our 'build' of drivers for the chips used for the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

For current models, the maximum number of Wi-Fi clients is as follows:

Model 2,4 GHz range
5 GHz range

Hero (KN-1011)
Voyager Pro (KN-3510)
Sprinter (KN-3710)
Hopper (KN-3810)
Hero 4G+ (KN-2311)
Hopper DSL (KN-3610)
Buddy 6 (KN-3411)

256 in total on both ranges
Titan (KN-1811) 116 256

Titan (KN-1810)

116 116

Hero DSL (KN-2410)
Orbiter Pro (KN-2810)
Hero 4G (KN-2310)
Skipper (KN-1910)

114 in total on both ranges

Speedster (KN-3010)
Carrier (KN-1711/1713)
Carrier DSL (KN-2111)
Skipper DSL (KN-2112)
Skipper 4G (KN-2910)
Skipper (KN-1912)
Explorer (KN-1611/1613)
Buddy 5 (KN-3310)
Buddy 5S (KN-3410)

75 124
Runner 4G (KN-2210/2211)
Starter (KN-1110/1111/1112)
Buddy 4 (KN-3211)
75

Due to migration to a new Linux kernel and new Wi-Fi drivers from MediaTek, there may be non-critical changes in the numbers given.

NOTE: Important! The numbers indicated in the table are 'theoretical-lab-limit', i.e., the physical maximum that the chip is, in principle, capable of connecting to itself in the MAC table. But we don't test routers' performance with such a limiting number of clients; therefore, we cannot guarantee their correct performance in such conditions. We test routers with 40 simultaneously working clients on a single band in our lab.

Keep in mind that so far, half-duplex transmission is used for most clients on Wi-Fi, and the entire environment's maximum speed is essentially shared between clients. In the 2.4 GHz band, which is noisy with other devices, even a small number of active clients per point can already cause serious problems. Whenever possible, use the 5 GHz band and compensate for the lack of coverage and capacity by connecting dual-band extenders operating on different channels to your Keenetic router via cable and creating a Mesh Wi-Fi System.

To serve as many customers as possible on all Keenetic models that have the Airtime Fairness option in their wireless network settings, we recommend keeping it enabled (by default — it is ON in the outbound direction). This allows air time to be split evenly between clients regardless of interference.

 

 

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