From: Michael Geary (Mike_at_Geary.com)
Date: Sun Dec 22 2002 - 01:51:32 EST
> >well, that's kind of like asking how many -wired- machines can share a
> >broadband connection. unless the wap has some restriction on how many
> >wireless cards it can 'see' at once
> Actually that's exactly what I was wondering. For instance, my
> wired Linksys router says 253 connections, but only has four ports.
> That's enough for me but it's a physical limitation and I could
> find no equivalent in wireless.
Don't let the number of LAN ports on the back of the Linksys router throw
you off. It's got nothing to do with the number of LAN devices the router
can actually service. You can always connect a hub or switch to add more
devices to the LAN.
In fact, routers traditionally have had only a single LAN port which
connects to a hub or switch. It was only fairly recently that routers like
the Linksys have come with built-in switches to let you connect more than
one device directly to the router.
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