On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:42:55AM -0500, Lee Sharp wrote:
> On 09/13/2013 06:10 AM, Daniel Jokinen wrote:
> >>Also, when you get a few hundred wireless users on one flat network, live will suck for most of
> >I'd say having a few hundred users on the same network / subnet doesn't necessarily mean trouble.
I have a few of these installations where I have up to about 500 users simultaneously on the same
subnet and as long as you've got gigabit switches with high enough throughput it seems to work fine.
At least it has for me. We even run airprint (that uses multicast) in these networks and it all
works fast and fine.
> >I would, however, draw the line somewhere just over 500. Broadcast traffic would probably
seriously flood the network by then.
> I have seen broadcast storms cripple a network with as little as 100
> users. If there is one 10/100 switch somewhere, it will be totally
> flooded, and the users behind it slammed. (And what are APs?)
I feel like it would be fairly safe if the backbone network is using
decent gigabit switches which can enforce a broadcast limit.