I've got a TP LINK wireless router, model TD-W8968. When we have lots of devices in the house (10 - 15, made up of laptops, iPhones, iPads etc.) we find that some devices can't connect to the network.

Things work normally most of the time but when someone comes round with extra devices we start getting problems.

I've tried making extra wireless networks (a feature that TP LINK offers) but that still gives the same problems.

How do we go about narrowing this down or solving the problem?

  • Please edit your question to indicate the exact model router that you have. Also, please add any applicable error messages. – a CVn Aug 19 '14 at 13:02
  • Probably you have hit the maximum number of connected devices, check on the router manual, it should be stated here – Fabiusp98 Aug 19 '14 at 23:10
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  • This is usually due to having too few IP addresses in the DHCP reservation block. – David Schwartz Jun 3 at 4:19

I can suggest that you change do a different channel, and if possible for each network make the difference for channels between them more.

The next step will be to get a router with higher capacity.

  • The comment section below the question is used for asking for more details. Please do not ask in an answer. If needed, ask in comments and answer when you get the details you desire. – CharlieRB Aug 19 '14 at 14:30

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