Enter the total capacity and the total service area into the calculator to determine the total number of access points needed.

Access Point Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the number of access points needed.

APs = TSA / C

  • Where APs is the number of access points needed
  • C is the total capacity per access point (users/AP)
  • TSA is the total service area (users)

What is an Access Point?

Definition:

An access point is a device that allows other devices to connect and communicate through a network.

How to Calculate number of access points needed?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate number of access points needed.

First, determine the total capacity per access point. In this example, the capacity of the access point is 150 users.

Next, determine the total service area. In this case, there will be 10,000 users.

Finally, calculate the number of access points required using the formula above:

APs = TSA / C

APs = 10,000 / 150

APs = 66.66 access points