How to Limit Wireless Access Point Clients?

How to Limit Wireless Access Point Clients or Users

Are you get bored of your Wireless access point? Is it very slow and does not work properly? Or lots of people have connected their devices to your Wireless access point? What does it mean really? How can we limit Wireless Access Point Clients? In this article, you will get the answers to these questions. It means that you can allow only a number of devices to connect to your WiFi.

If Lots of people want to connect their devices to your Access point so absolutely the Internet will get slow and you will not be able to do your own tasks. Clients limitation has lots of benefits.

  • Limit Users: Only a number of clients can connect their devices at the same time
  • Speed Internet Connection: If around 2 or 3 users are connected to the Access Point it has more advantages rather than 100 users at the same time

Limit Wireless Access Point Clients

To restrict or limit Wireless Access Point Clients, follow this article cautiously. First what you are going to do is open up the command prompt (CMD) as administrator. Press Windows key plus X then choose Command Prompt.

Command Prompt

Command Prompt

You can open Command prompt or CMD from the RUN window as well. Just press Windows Key + R then type cmd hit enter.

CMD

CMD

When the Command Prompt opened up, type ipconfig and hit enter. Navigate to the Default Gateway IP Address then copy 192.168.1.1.

ipconfig command

ipconfig command

Now navigate to the Wireless option on the left-hand side. Click on Wireless > Basic option then find out Max Clients. Type the maximum number of client that will connect to your Wireless Access Point. Here I have typed 10 clients or user should connect to my device at the same time.

Limit WiFi User

Limit WiFi User

If more than 10 devices try to connect to WAP. Access Point will not allow them however they would have the password. Anyway, only 10 devices can connect to my access point at the same time. You can choose up to 999 clients to connect to the AP.  Finally, click on the Apply/Save button.

Conclusion

It was how you can limit Wireless Access Point clients. If you liked this article, share with your friends and if you have any kind of question regarding WiFi, share with us and we will response it as soon as possible. Thanks for being with us.

 

Mukhtar Jafari is the CEO of wikigain.com and he is a blog writer on different technology platforms such as Android, iOS, PC and Macintosh. He would like to share his experiences with IT enthusiast via this blog. He loves IT stuff and currently studying CCNA, Linux and MCSA.

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