I have a project where I would like to connect ~200 devices to a single AP.
Each of these devices will be offset in their communication so that there will only be approximately 10 devices relaying TCP packets to a server at any given time.
I would like all devices to stay connect to the server through open sockets at all time and just space out data sending in the way described above.
My first concern is the DTIM beacon messages that the AP will have to send to all of the devices. Will a reasonable priced (less than $500) router be capable of this?
Also if anyone else can think of additional problems that may occur that would be a huge help!