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I am trying to find out how different APs manage a large number of clients, especially on the 2.4GHz band. There's a growing number of low bandwidth smart home devices like lights and bulbs that use WiFi and at some point I assume that adding devices to your home router will max out. I've googled for this info and there seems to be some generic maximum of 255 (or 256?) but I'm looking for real data on the maximum for say, the routers that are out there today. Has anyone done any tests in this area? I see results for 5GHz and how many concurrent video streamers can be supported, but ironically, the performance I'm looking for is in regards to shear volume of devices on the older 2.4GHz where most of these devices operate. Also, I assume that 3-pack "mesh" systems like Eero, Plume or Orbi, etc., will help alleviate this issue because they effectively are additional AP's. Any advice or pointers to data would be welcome!