What is the amount of users for the R510, R610 and R710?

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Hello,

I would like to know how many users can support the R510, R610 and R710? I know that according to the datasheet each of them support 512 connections, but I'm talking of something real, because I need that the clients have a good access to the Internet, they access to youtube too, and for example an R600 works fine with 75 users but when it has 90 users is really slow the access.

Thanks guys!
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Have you heard the expression "It depends."?  Yes, it depends on what type of WLANs you're using,
WebAuth/HotSpot with authentication take more resources than simple WPA2-PSK encryption, and
if your clients are all on 5GHz, when some aren't as close and should use 2.4GHz (band balancing)
you're not efficiently using the air waves.  What type of data and how much is the other question?
You said YouTube so streaming data from the Internet, is a lot more resource intensive than simple
text email applications would send/receive, see what I mean?  I really depends on these type factors.
Do you need 1 more AP to keep under 75 users, and is the price worth client satisfaction? (I suggest
troubleshoot first, but I won't not spin my hat to Sales once in a while...)
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I'm asking for the amount of users per each model because I don't have any installed yet and I haven't test them, I only have experience in Ruckus with wave 1 not wave 2. And it would be using a controller.
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You should typically handle 100 clients per AP with no problems, assuming simple encryption and load balancing.
The controller should help to mitigate interference and help optimize channel utilization.  I don't know your building
dimensions or wall construction material, but assume you can have APs at least 50-70 yards apart (typically).  But
of course, only real on site testing can help optimize your design.  Good luck!
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Thank you. But do you mean 100 approximately on each model? Because R510 is the one with less capacities.
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Product Marketing may cut in any time now to say 512 clients, but realistically, 100-150 clients (with WPA2-PSK)
ought to be able to communicate thru all 3 models of AP... if you have good RF and a big enough Internet WAN,
with no problems.
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Ok, thank you so much.