Asus Router Model recommendation for 40 user

Asusrouterlover

Regular Contributor
I Would Like To purchase New Asus Ax Series this router can handle from 30 to 40 users (normal Web Surfing + skype)

have any suggestions for which router model will do the job


thanks
 

drinkingbird

Senior Member
I would hope any of the AC or AX line can handle that. Any wireless router/AP will see latency go up some as more users get on due to the way the technology works but it should be perfectly usable.
 

joegreat

Very Senior Member
I Would Like To purchase New Asus Ax Series this router can handle from 30 to 40 users (normal Web Surfing + skype)
I vote for "Asus RT-AX88U" as it's a semi SMB model - see footer - and check the tests on our forum host https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
And: Use wired connection where possible to avoid WLAN issues (especially with voice/video conference for 40 users).
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
30 to 40 users concurrently doing both web + skyping? The new GT-AX6000 seems like the best fit to me, if you need stability and you have the required ISP speeds too (symmetrical, required).
 

heysoundude

Part of the Furniture
It's not quite as simple as that. @drinkingbird is right - the latest AC models and all of the AX models shouldn't have troubles (they're all capable of 500Mbps+)

Users or client devices? users lately can have more than one device each - phone, tablet, watch, laptop...
40 users with 2 devices is 80...40 users with 3 devices is 120...
So is it 40 IP addresses? or more? DHCP address space is the (my) first concern

Next thing to consider: Is your ISP package speed up to the task? (@L&LD beat me to this)
video chats like skype make for a lot of trafiic on a LAN even at 720p resolution (3-5Mbps per instance, or more - 40 users at 3-5Mbps or more is 100+Mbps...80 devices can require 200+Mbps)

YazDHCP and QoS are things for you to look into to possibly help mitigate issues, but ... are some of the users wired rather than wirelessly connected to the router? Wireless speeds can degrade the more devices connected to a router.

And then: does the router need some help to buffer all of the traffic? Have you set up a swap file on the router to help it move all that data through the processors?
 

Asusrouterlover

Regular Contributor
It's not quite as simple as that. @drinkingbird is right - the latest AC models and all of the AX models shouldn't have troubles (they're all capable of 500Mbps+)

Users or client devices? users lately can have more than one device each - phone, tablet, watch, laptop...
40 users with 2 devices is 80...40 users with 3 devices is 120...
So is it 40 IP addresses? or more? DHCP address space is the (my) first concern

Next thing to consider: Is your ISP package speed up to the task? (@L&LD beat me to this)
video chats like skype make for a lot of trafiic on a LAN even at 720p resolution (3-5Mbps per instance, or more - 40 users at 3-5Mbps or more is 100+Mbps...80 devices can require 200+Mbps)

YazDHCP and QoS are things for you to look into to possibly help mitigate issues, but ... are some of the users wired rather than wirelessly connected to the router? Wireless speeds can degrade the more devices connected to a router.

And then: does the router need some help to buffer all of the traffic? Have you set up a swap file on the router to help it move all that data through the processors?
1-the user just uses a laptop no other device or cellphone
2-Qos Is very important for me
3-what is YazDHCP ?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
I would use 2x access points and spread the users between them to guarantee the bandwidth and low latency for time-sensitive applications.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
The GT-AX6000 w/ RMerlin FW is Griswald Approved.

Oh, you've got the RGB? Congratulations!
Tax season, I have missed some Griswald family updates. :)
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@Asusrouterlover, yes the GT-AX6000 is RMerlin supported.

What ISP speeds do you have? Another option may be 2x RT-AX68Us in AiMesh wired backhaul mode (or, simply in AP mode with separate SSIDs to ensure the client devices are properly spaced.

Remember, with consumer routers, ~32 client devices per radio is a good rule of thumb. So, depending on the actual users, the actual router, and the actual ISP speeds, the recommendations and suggestions can vary (a lot).

With what has been shared so far, a 250-300Mbps up and down (symmetrical) ISP connection is required for work-level type productivity and reliability (depending on if 30, or 40 devices, are concurrently connected). A bit of excess at the ISP side is needed to ensure the lowest latency possible for all (by having at least 10-25% more headroom than what is expected/required, depending on the ISPs speed variability).
 

BreakingDad

Very Senior Member

Asusrouterlover

Regular Contributor
@Asusrouterlover, yes the GT-AX6000 is RMerlin supported.

What ISP speeds do you have? Another option may be 2x RT-AX68Us in AiMesh wired backhaul mode (or, simply in AP mode with separate SSIDs to ensure the client devices are properly spaced.

Remember, with consumer routers, ~32 client devices per radio is a good rule of thumb. So, depending on the actual users, the actual router, and the actual ISP speeds, the recommendations and suggestions can vary (a lot).

With what has been shared so far, a 250-300Mbps up and down (symmetrical) ISP connection is required for work-level type productivity and reliability (depending on if 30, or 40 devices, are concurrently connected). A bit of excess at the ISP side is needed to ensure the lowest latency possible for all (by having at least 10-25% more headroom than what is expected/required, depending on the ISPs speed variability).
I have 500 Mb fiber optic connection
most clients pc are connected with a network cable
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
I have 500 Mb fiber optic connection

If it's 500/500, you may not need QoS at all. For 30-40 active wireless users support you need more radios or good access point(s). Home routers in general are not designed for this type of use. 2x business class AC Wave 2 APs may serve your clients better than single home AX class router.
 

Clark Griswald

Very Senior Member
Oh, you've got the RGB? Congratulations!
Tax season, I have missed some Griswald family updates. :)
"Taxes?! Taxes?! We Don't Need No Stinking Taxes!" oh wait, that's "badges", my mistake.

Update on my current router.
I've had bad experiences with lights.
My post regarding the GUI and RGB Lights:
GUI and LIGHTS
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Home routers are not designed for 40 users. You need to look at small business equipment.
Any contemporary home router can easily handle 40 users. It's not the 1990's any more.

40 concurrent wireless users might be another matter but the OP has just stated that most of the clients are connected by Ethernet.
 

heysoundude

Part of the Furniture

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