Last modified On 04 March 2015

[KB1213] What is the limit on the number of ClickShare Base Units I can use in a given area? (FAQ)

Short Description

This depends on the environment - the infrastructure of the building and other wireless networks and devices in the vicinity of the ClickShare Base Units. Usually, you can have up to three ClickShare units with overlapping reach on the same channel.

Answer

As with other wireless networks based on IEEE 802.11, this depends heavily on the existing environment - the infrastructure of the building and other wireless networks and devices in the vicinity of the ClickShare Base Units. It will also depend on the type of content that is shared, using the ClickShare Buttons. As a reference, 1 ClickShare Button sharing HD video will consume approximately 8-10 Mbps. The maximum physical rate of the Wi-Fi module of the ClickShare Button is 65 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, you can have up to three ClickShare units with overlapping reach on the same channel.