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How many WiFi devices are connected to your network?

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So... how many?

  • 0-32

    Votes: 15 78.9%
  • More than 32

    Votes: 4 21.1%

  • Total voters
    19

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Simple question, how many Wi-Fi devices do you have connected to your network at max?
How many reside in the 5/6 GHz band?
How many in the 2.4 GHz band?

This includes IoT items including power sockets/light switches/wifi extenders/garage door/ring doorbell/cameras, etc. along with the usual suspects (PCs/phones/tablets/laptops).



EDIT: I have up to 23 devices at one time.

4x - phones (3x 5 GHz, one 2.4 GHz)
3x - TV's (2x 5 GHz, one 2.4)
2x - PCs (one 2.4, one 5GHz)
2x - tablets (5 GHz?)
2x - Laptops (5 GHz)
2x - Amazon Alexa devices (5 GHz)
2x - Consoles (XB1/XB Series X)
2x - Phillips Hue Light bulbs (Not sure if this is WiFi, but we'll count it at 2.4 GHz)
1x - Printer (2.4 GHz)
1x - Garage Door opener (2.4 GHz)
1x - HVAC (2.4 GHz)
1x - Amazon Fire Stick (5 GHz)

6-8 devices are on 2.4 GHz. Some of those could be on the 5 GHz network but they don't use a lot of bandwidth so I put them on 2.4.
 
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hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
13.
  • 5 GHz
    • 3x Phones
    • 3x Laptops
    • Switch
  • 2.4 GHz
    • 2x Chromecasts
    • Washer & dryer (slightly embarrassed to admit that one)
    • Printer
    • PS3 (If we're watching a blu-ray, so actually only 12 devices normally.)
I can use a light switch. Even if a wifi socket/switch costs only $5 (I have no idea) I'd rather get off my arse than use an app for lights.

EDIT - There are people with mobility challenges that physically struggle to get up for light switches. This is not to disparage that use case. Just most others. :p
 
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Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
17 Total (just checked my unifi controller)

7 on 2.4 GHz
- Thermostat
- Garage Door
- Deadbolt/lock
- 2 IP Cams
- 2 Amazon Tablets

10 on 5 GHz
- 3 Phones
- Switch
- 2 Laptops
- My Car
- iPad
- 2xFireTV
 
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ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Let's see... I'm getting 16.

- 1x smart TV (other is wired in)
- 2x Xbox One
- 2x Cell Phone
- 1x Tablet
- 2x Ring Camera
- 1x Chromecast
- 1x Chromecast Audio
- 1x Vizio Soundbar (Chromecast built in)
- 1x Vizio Speaker (Chromecast built in)
- 2x Kasa Switches
- 1x Garage Door
- 1x Thermostat

Best thing about the Kasa switches? I can have them turn a light on automagically at any time via a schedule. i.e. our living room lamp at 30min prior to sunset.

Edit: Make it 17, forgot about my printer.
 
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David

Forums Super Moderator
Joined
Feb 20, 2001
At most:
2 x laptops - mine on 5G and my partner's on 2.4 G
1 x PC - on 5 G
1 x kindle stick - 5 G
2 x phones - 5 G + don't know

We don't do Alexa/etc. because I don't like the idea of things listening to me :tinfoil:
 
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EarthDog

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Not that any of these have come close to 32 yet...but it would be worthwhile to list which devices are 5 Ghz and 2.4 GHz.
 

wagex

Chapstick Eating Premium Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
3 cell phones 5ghz
1 laptop 5ghz
1 daughters gaming pc 5ghz
2 cameras 2.4
6 light switches 2.4
4 fire tv sticks 5ghz
3 google homes 2.4
1 alexa dot 2.4
1 xbox 360 2.4
1 nintendo switch 5ghz?
3 tablets 2.4
1 garage door opener 2.4

9 5ghz

16 2.4ghz

25 devices total

I can use a light switch. Even if a wifi socket/switch costs only $5 (I have no idea) I'd rather get off my arse than use an app for lights.

I dont use an app per-se, biggest benefits is scheduling lights or turning lights off and on while you are away, setting up tasks so that when you get home and your phone connects to wifi, when you play a movie on the tv it auto dims the lights to a pre determined setting, being able to yell at google from across the house to turn something off or on when your hands are covered in food or what ever, i have my front porch lights on a schedule (wife comes home from work at night) as well as my holiday lights. LOTS of uses other than just "being lazy".

Not trying to convince you personally need them but degrading others claiming they are lazy for them is asinine.
 
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hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Not trying to convince you personally need them but degrading others claiming they are lazy for them is asinine.
It was just snark. No offense intended, I promise. If I offended you, please accept my apologies.
 

Railgun

Member
Joined
May 7, 2011
Currently 17

9 on 5Ghz, the rest on 2.4 and have another 20 or so currently offline that sit on 2.4.

BUT, I have four indoor and two outdoor APs.
 
Joined
Dec 13, 2005
Not many now that I think about it. Devices actually set up on WiFi, as of now?
On 5ghz -
2x Cell phones
2x Laptops
1x Desktop

On 2.4ghz-
1x Smart TV
1x little Zotac unit that I'm trying to revive
1x smartwatch
1x laptop/tablet 2-in-1
1x printer that's actually been off since I set it up


So...10 on Wifi? Don't think I ever set up my Kindle or tablet. I'd have everything on 5ghz as I'm in an apartment and that band is a lot less cluttered but half of my devices are using cheaper, 2.4ghz only radios.

Also have another smart TV, my HTPC, and a PiHole hardwired in. I would wire in my desktop but there's no good way to run the cable across the room.
 
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don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
TV and phone (Magic Jack) and Xfinity X1, all desktops hard wired.

4 Tablets.
2 Laptops.
2 phones.
1 Thermostat.
4 CO/Smoke detectors.
1 Light switch.
1 Garage door.
Any client laptops I'm working on.

Wow. That's a lot more than I thought I had. I like to use hard wire and have wired my house.
 

c627627

c(n*199780) Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2002
7 Audio Chromecasts
5 Video Chromecasts
13 Cameras
10 Smart Switches
29 Smart Plugs
2 In-Wall Outlets
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66 *before* even adding varying number of phones, tablets, wireless printers, wireless TVs, home phone service devices...

Over 75...
 

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
7 Audio Chromecasts
5 Video Chromecasts
13 Cameras
10 Smart Switches
29 Smart Plugs
2 In-Wall Outlets
===============

66 *before* even adding varying number of phones, tablets, wireless printers, wireless TVs, home phone service devices...

Over 75...

You sir are a mad man.
 

BugFreak

Joined
Apr 29, 2010
Location
Central FL
3x phones
2x Surface
2x Ipad
5x PCs
4x Roku TVs
1x Garage Door
1x Thermoworks Signals (BBQ monitor)

Most running on the 5G except for the 2 older Rokus and the Signals that are on the 2.4G
 

dfonda

Senior Golfer
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Everything that could be wired is...Gig FIOS...
4 Roku's/TV
2 Desktop PC's
1 Yamaha Receiver
1 HDHomerun Quatro

EDIT:Oh forgot...
1 PS3
1 Wi
1 PS4


Wifi
8 Smart Bulbs (TP Link)
7 Smart Plugs (TP Link)
14 Smart Switches (Almost all of them)(Maybe half TP Link) ( All 3 ways and the rest Lutron)(I love these Lutrons)
5 Arlo Cameras
1 Pixelbook
3 phones (Including nurses aid)
2 Echo's
4 Dot's
1 Smart screen
1 Google thing(It is like a Dot)
1 Chamberlain Garage Door
1 Printer

These are always on Wifi, I did not bother with the things like Tablets, and macbooks that are only sometimes used.
2.4 or 5 not sure, my access points have the same name and password. (Makes set up easier, and if I change carriers it is no bother)

I may have forgotten a few...Yes I am lazy Hokie :pbut my wife is partially paralyzed. (1 leg 1 arm):rain: 24/7 taking care of someone in this condition and your begging for Mama...:cry:
 
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