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Windows 7: How many computers?

23 Jul 2011   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
How many computers?

I hate to ask a dumb question, but how many different computers can use a typical single-band wireless-n router at the same time?


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23 Jul 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Most routers can run up to 4 PCs (wired) and 1 Wireless.

As far as how many can connect to the wirless portion, I think so long as you log in with the proper credentials, it can support multiples.
Im not entirely sure though TBH as to exactly how many the wireless part will support.
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23 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Theoretically upto 254 connections. Your router would have a a setting that reads “starting IP” and “ending IP” and those are the settings that limit how many PCs can be connected to the network at the same time.

Of course whether you have DSL or cable you have a limited amount of BANDWIDTH which limits the speed of the internet connection to each computer. So, the more the number of simultaneous users you have, the slower the connection for each user.
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23 Jul 2011   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

As Bill2 said the theoretical limit is 254 but I have seen routers that limit the number of concurrent wireless connections to as few as 5. For instance, Verizon has a device they sell called a MiFi which is a combo cellular modem/router which has a limit of 5.
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23 Jul 2011   #5
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

OK, all. Thanks. As long as I can get 2 or 3 on their wirelessly at the same time, I'd be happy.
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