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[Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit

Beth Muramoto
An instructor wants have his students log into the network using our AirBears access point in a tech equipped room. He'll have 20+ students potentially accessing with laptops, mobile devices or both.

Is there an concurrent access limit for AirBears? Can only a certain number log on at the same time?

Thanks!

Beth


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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

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Re: [Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit

Graham Patterson
Really depends on what they are doing. Polling for email, running
heavily interactive web pages, streaming HiDef video? Based on our
experience it is not the number of devices so much as the traffic volume
and type.

If anyone else routinely uses that access point their service will suffer.

Ask the AirBears people for a definitive answer.

Graham

On 1/18/13 1:30 PM, Beth Muramoto wrote:

> An instructor wants have his students log into the network using our AirBears access point in a tech equipped room. He'll have 20+ students potentially accessing with laptops, mobile devices or both.
>
> Is there an concurrent access limit for AirBears? Can only a certain number log on at the same time?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Beth
>
>
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
> - Tom Peters
>
> You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things."
>
> -Stephen Covey
>
> I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
>
> -Thomas Jefferson
>
> ***********************************************
>
>
>
>
>
>  
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Re: [Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit

Anna Maurer
We have several Airbears Access points in the Recreational Sports Facility,
and we also have the Fire Marshal's yearly blood pressure stress test called
Caltopia. 200+ vendors, and just about the entire population of California
in the building at once. Wall to wall people, vendors doing streaming demos,
online gaming stations, whatever they can come up with. Airbears performs
beautifully, with very little signal degradation and no user limits.

Anna


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Really depends on what they are doing. Polling for email, running heavily
interactive web pages, streaming HiDef video? Based on our experience it is
not the number of devices so much as the traffic volume and type.

If anyone else routinely uses that access point their service will suffer.

Ask the AirBears people for a definitive answer.

Graham

On 1/18/13 1:30 PM, Beth Muramoto wrote:
> An instructor wants have his students log into the network using our
AirBears access point in a tech equipped room. He'll have 20+ students
potentially accessing with laptops, mobile devices or both.
>
> Is there an concurrent access limit for AirBears? Can only a certain
number log on at the same time?

>
> Thanks!
>
> Beth
>
>
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
> - Tom Peters
>
> You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage
to say 'no' to other things."
>
> -Stephen Covey
>
> I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have
of it.

>
> -Thomas Jefferson
>
> ***********************************************
>
>
>
>
>
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Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley   510-643-2222
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Re: [Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit

Isaac Orr
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Hi Beth,

I don't mind you sending questions like this to micronet so that
everyone sees the answers, but it's probably worth noting that the
best place for technical support queries related to AirBears is either
via the service desk (opening a ticket) or for an inquiry like this
one, an email to [hidden email].

There's no concurrent limit set for connections to AirBears at a
particular access point.  The more users (and data) going through a
particular access point, the more likely you are to start to see
throughput degradation.

We design for about 20 associated devices max per AP, so this is
within that range. APs like this can support up to 30 devices
reasonably well.  The last time I looked we averaged about 7 devices
max per AP across campus.

If there is a particularly dense location for usage, we can always
explore whether or not adding an access point will improve user
experience.  It sounds like at this location, it would be best to see
how things go with the current configuration, and then open a ticket
if you run into problems.

Regards

iso

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:

> An instructor wants have his students log into the network using our AirBears access point in a tech equipped room. He'll have 20+ students potentially accessing with laptops, mobile devices or both.
>
> Is there an concurrent access limit for AirBears? Can only a certain number log on at the same time?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Beth
>
>
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
>                                 - Tom Peters
>
> You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things."
>
>                                 -Stephen Covey
>
> I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
>
>                                 -Thomas Jefferson
>
> ***********************************************
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit

Isaac Orr
In reply to this post by Anna Maurer
Anna,

Thanks for the glowing compliments about the quality of our service.
I'll just note that we havent even gotten through RSF yet with our ATT
wifi project that will at least double the number of APs in that
building, if I am reading the design document right.

Regards

iso


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Anna Maurer <[hidden email]> wrote:

> We have several Airbears Access points in the Recreational Sports Facility,
> and we also have the Fire Marshal's yearly blood pressure stress test called
> Caltopia. 200+ vendors, and just about the entire population of California
> in the building at once. Wall to wall people, vendors doing streaming demos,
> online gaming stations, whatever they can come up with. Airbears performs
> beautifully, with very little signal degradation and no user limits.
>
> Anna
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Graham
> Patterson
> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 1:41 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Micronet] AirBears concurrent access limit
>
> Really depends on what they are doing. Polling for email, running heavily
> interactive web pages, streaming HiDef video? Based on our experience it is
> not the number of devices so much as the traffic volume and type.
>
> If anyone else routinely uses that access point their service will suffer.
>
> Ask the AirBears people for a definitive answer.
>
> Graham
>
> On 1/18/13 1:30 PM, Beth Muramoto wrote:
>> An instructor wants have his students log into the network using our
> AirBears access point in a tech equipped room. He'll have 20+ students
> potentially accessing with laptops, mobile devices or both.
>>
>> Is there an concurrent access limit for AirBears? Can only a certain
> number log on at the same time?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Beth
>>
>>
>> ***********************************************
>> Beth Muramoto
>> Computer Resource Specialist
>> Graduate School of Education
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> 1650 Tolman Hall
>> Berkeley, CA 94720
>> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
>> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
>> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>>
>> The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
>>                               - Tom Peters
>>
>> You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage
> to say 'no' to other things."
>>
>>                               -Stephen Covey
>>
>> I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have
> of it.
>>
>>                               -Thomas Jefferson
>>
>> ***********************************************
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> server:
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>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe
> from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please
> visit the Micronet Web site:
>>
>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
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> the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means
> these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective
> employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>>
>
>
> --
> Graham Patterson, Systems Administrator
> Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley   510-643-2222
> "...past the iguana, the tyrannosaurus, the mastodon, the mathematical
> puzzles, and the meteorite..." - directions to my office.
>
>
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