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There is no specific limit to the number of devices that can connect to a wireless router, but there are factors that determine how many devices can actually connect and have a good connection. These factors include:

  1. The capacity of the router: Routers come with different specifications, and some may support more simultaneous connections than others.

  2. Bandwidth: Each device consumes bandwidth when connected to the router, meaning there’s a finite amount of data that can be distributed among all connected devices simultaneously. As more devices connect, overall speed might decrease as bandwidth gets spread thinner.

  3. Wireless frequency: Most modern routers use either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency bands (or both), which impact signal range and interference levels. Generally speaking, 2.4 GHz offers greater range but lower speeds due to potential interference from other appliances, while 5 GHz provides faster speeds but shorter ranges.

4.Size of your home

With these considerations in mind, most consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers should be able to handle between 10-25 simultaneous connections without too much trouble - at least for casual internet usage (browsing websites or checking emails).

For high-bandwidth activities like online gaming or streaming videos on multiple devices simultaneously using same Router , you may run into issues after connecting around five concurrent users/devices if it isn’t designed specifically for such tasks .

Routers meant for commercial places or enterprise setups will typically offer support upwards of hundreds .