How many devices cay you connect to Rain 5G at once? If you have been asking yourself this question, this article will help set things straight for you. Rain has been trending in South Africa as the go to network for mobile broadband. They offer cheaper data options. We have previously looked at whether or not Rain broadband is truly unlimited. Rain 5G is great for those looking for greater speeds. If you have chosen Rain, you may be wondering at the number of devices that you can connect to your internet at once.
Number of connected devices on Rain 5G
Rain provides the Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 to it’s customers. According to Huawei, this router can connect up to 16 devices at once on the 5GHz band and 4 devices on the 2.4GHz band. We asked Rain and they told us that it’s possible to connect over 10 devices on their 5G broadband network. You can see their response in the above screenshot.
Technically, you are only limited by your hardware. In this case, we have just noted that you are limited by what the CPE Pro 2 can take. However, things are a bit more complicated. Does it mean if you can get a router on which you can connect as many devices as you wish everything will be OK? Unfortunately, that is not the case.
More devices can mean less speed
That’s how many devices can connect to Rain 5G. It has to be noted, however, that there is a price to pay for adding more and more devices to your network. Generally speaking, the more the number of devices that you have, the slower your connections are going to be.
That’s because you will all be sharing the same resource. And that resource is finite. The entry level 5G offering from Rain is offers download speeds of up 25Mbps. So, it means you will be sharing these 25Mbps between many devices, thus slowing your speeds.
Summary: How many devices can connect to Rain 5G?
This post was dedicated to showing you how many devices can be connected to Rain 5G at once. We noted that the number of devices that you can have on your network at once is limited by your hardware.
If you have the Rain provided Huawei CPE Pro 2, you will be limited to 16 devices at once. That’s if you are connecting to the 5Ghz network. If you are connecting to the 2.4GHz network, you will only be able to use 4 devices at once.
If you are worried about the difference between 5GHz and 2GHz WiFi frequencies, it mainly has to 2 with range and transmission speeds. A 5GHz WiFi connection has a shorter range than a 2.4GHz connection. However, speeds a greater on 5GHz.
Anyway, it’s important for you to make sure that you are using the 5Ghz network. Most people start researching the information covered in this article after failing to connect as many devices as they wish on their network. That’s because they will be using he 2.4GHz band.
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