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Hitron CODA 4582 (Rogers Gigabit) with TP-Link Kasa smart home - maximum connections?

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Hitron CODA 4582 (Rogers Gigabit) with TP-Link Kasa smart home - maximum connections?

I have this modem/router from Rogers and I also have a lot of TP-Link Kasa smart home items (switches, lights, plugs, etc) which only run on 2.4 GHz. I seem to have hit a limit where anything new I add won't sync up properly. Is there a limit on how many 2.4 GHz connections can be active on this modem/router?? I can buy a better router and put it into bridge mode, but I want to make sure that'll fix the problem. Anybody else have experience with this? I've googled around a lot and can't find anything. I figured asking here where a lot of people have the same modem/router might help.
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LBJackal wrote:
Dec 26th, 2018 12:05 pm
I have this modem/router from Rogers and I also have a lot of TP-Link Kasa smart home items (switches, lights, plugs, etc) which only run on 2.4 GHz. I seem to have hit a limit where anything new I add won't sync up properly. Is there a limit on how many 2.4 GHz connections can be active on this modem/router?? I can buy a better router and put it into bridge mode, but I want to make sure that'll fix the problem. Anybody else have experience with this? I've googled around a lot and can't find anything. I figured asking here where a lot of people have the same modem/router might help.
Is this the white box router?

I have the black standing box router and have a boat load of wifi outlets and a bunch of wifi bulbs connected and haven't had any issues your describing.
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Gtaphotog wrote:
Dec 26th, 2018 5:33 pm
Is this the white box router?

I have the black standing box router and have a boat load of wifi outlets and a bunch of wifi bulbs connected and haven't had any issues your describing.
Yeah it's the white box one. A lot of the smart home stuff requires a hub, like the Philips Hue stuff. But all mine are TP-Link which connect directly to the router, which might be too many connections I guess?? Like I said, an easy fix if all I need is a new router, but I don't know a) if a new router would help, or b) what specs it would need. It's much harder to find info on this than I thought it'd be.
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The limit is technically 254 devices (C Class Subnet)

But your router may have 100 set for the DHCP range

Either, way, I doubt the router is the problem. Can you tell us what problems you're having? What do you mean that it won't sync up properly?
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Ya the router should be able to handle IoT devices without ease, especially a gigabit router.

You can always try buying a cheap router then hardwire it to the Rogers router and use it exclusively for your connected devices.
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mississauga
i had the same issue, was with cannet, techicolor modem, tp-link router and maxing out at 13 wifi devices. Got the rogers ignite 500/20 plan and problem SEEMS to be gone, further testing in progress

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