I'm looking for which characteristics I need to get a single access point that should serve 1 medium sized room (about 144 sq. meters) and 8 smaller adjacent rooms (about 28 sq meters), separated by 15cm wide walls made of concrete. I was looking at this and the only thing I gathered was that I needed dual band. The clients would regularly be between 5 and 10, with the possibility of ballowing to 100-120 clients for some hours at any moment of the day. I have a router right now, but its throughput without too much stress (~25 clients) is pitiful given the total speed of the uplink and I need the clients to have reasonable internet speeds.

As characteristics I was thinking of MU-MIMO, 802.11ac standard, but after that, I don't know.

I don't need premium features, like NAS, as its main purpose would be as access point and would be hidden away in the roof of the bigger room.

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    No single consumer router that I know of will handle 120 simultaneous clients without crapping itself. You're looking for an enterprise-grade solution for that. – ArtOfCode Feb 19 '18 at 22:35
  • Take a look at Ubiquiti and Xclaim/Ruckus's stuff. – JMY1000 Feb 19 '18 at 22:48
  • @ArtOfCode I didn't specify that I was looking for consumer grade. But, reading the spec sheets other than the promise to get +80 clients, I don't see any feature that separates them from the rest, which is what I'm kind of looking for with my question. – Braiam Feb 20 '18 at 1:12

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