I have a open restaurant area that is around 20, 000 square feet. We are replacing our existing access points and am planning on installing the 3825i's. At peak usage we will get about 500 concurrent/active users doing light web browsing with small mix of streaming from you tube. The area is broken into two areas. The first is about 7000 square feet and the second is about 13000 square feet.
I had an initial concept of using small cells with every other B radio turned off. So about 4 access points in the smaller location and 6 or 7 access points in the larger location. I am being told that I will only need 2 or 3 AP's because of the AP client count capacity. This makes me think back to those days when your parents told you that just because it's possible doesn't mean you should do it.
Based o the area and the client count would you treat this as a high density installation? Do you think the 10-11 AP count sounds right....under the assumptions of a 50/50 mix between radios and an evenly distributed set of clients?