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How many Scouts can a single troop support? The theoretical maximum is 65,535 – but since we don't live in a perfectly efficient universe, we need to bring this down to reality a bit.
For very large projects, we recommend breaking your mesh down into groups of approximately 50 Scouts, each with its own WiFi connection. This will help keep the load manageable for the WiFi Scouts.
You can provide WiFi in either of two ways:
- With a WiFi backpack: A Scout with this backpack is called a Lead Scout, and you can also buy it as a unit.
- Via Bridge Mode: You can leave a regular, backpack-less Field Scout plugged into a computer via USB, and use the computer's WiFi connection through that Scout.
If you absolutely have to have a much larger Troop, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org – we'll be happy to hear a bit about your intended use, and make some recommendations.
This information is part of our Mesh Networking docs.
Image: Mesh Network by Lance Weisser from The Noun Project