Max clients question on the alien amplify


  • Hi my question is about max clients. I see it says the max connected clients is 120. If I use two alien amplifys in a mesh setup, does the max clients go up to 120? And so on so forth with more amplifys in a mesh? I currently own a Asus router and I believe the max clients is 250. I have a few phones, computers, my security system for communication only, and a few ring devices. Along with a few smart TVs and what not. I am adding 60 smart bulbs to the outside of my house which are wifi bulbs which is why I'm curious. I know a different bulb with a hub may be the easy answer but I'm an electrician and my suppliers have awesome deals on these Dals smart bulbs which are used in very large quantities on commercial projects. So just wanting to make sure my wifi can handle it, and also allow priority on certain devices as I am sure these are ultra low bandwidth. Thanks in advance.


  • Interesting question. I might suggest that you project is better suited to an outdoor / indoor system with outdoor access points, and no need to the kind of speed AX brings. What are the specifications of the bulbs for WiFi ;

    I would personally first look at something along these lines;

    1. Control Component https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-routing-switching/products/udm-pro
    2. AP component https://unifi-nanohd.ui.com/
    3. Power Component PoE https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-routing-switching/products/unifi-switch-16-150w
    4. Security Component https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-protect

    Might be way overkill, just a thought though..


  • @unseenone I actually thought about going with the ubiquity stuff and installing the pro units throughout the house. My house is about 6000 square feet but this Asus AC 87u I have currently gives me ample 2.4ghz signal everywhere I need. So it's not really a signal issue more of a client issue. I was just hoping if I put two alien amplify units I could get up to 240 clients and then also take advantage of the wifi 6. Kindof future proof things a bit. Bummer the ubiquity stuff doesn't support wifi 6 or id go that route.


  • @Tyson-S said in Max clients question on the alien amplify:

    Asus AC 87u I have currently gives me ample 2.4ghz signal everywhere I need. So it's not really a signal issue more of a client issue. I was just hoping if I put tw

    There's nothing stating you need to use them as Mesh so you could run them as separate AP's and get what you need. I will never run Asus again after being burned by them. Their latest stuff is absolute trash. Anyway-- Didn't mean to sidetrack your question.

    With regard to the WiFi 6, indeed they do / will. They are dribbing and drabbing them in the EA Program. If you have an account online with them, and have purchased, opt in / apply. Then you can try to snap a couple up, but they will certainly be available mainstream here at some point. I have one, and I waiting for the other. I will have to update the DMP to accommodate them though.

    Bear in Mind, those devices are intended to be run PoE and will require a Live Ethernet Cable run, hence my PoE starter unit suggestion. Ethernet will probably always be king, with Cat 7 out there at 10gb, let alone the potential to do a house with Fiber LoL..

    If you login, check the Early Access tab, or sign up for it.


  • @Tyson-S The AmpliFi supports up to 249 devices, after that there are not enough IP allocations.


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