Maximum number of hotspot devices - limited to 8?

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    Is there a way to increase this? My family is large and we have lots of devices (phones, laptops, game consoles, etc.) and I am using the Bionic as a wifi hotspot - is there any way to increase this?

    I searched on Google and in the forums and could not find any prior threads?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks

    Tim
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    Never saw that question before but my guess is no. Having that many devices on any hotspot would saturate the throughput so I'm a little surprised it's working well with that many devices.
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    Well not all of the devices are hitting the hotspot for data all at once, in fact rarely are more than 1 or 2 actively requesting or transmitting data at any one time, it's just the connection limit that is frustrating us right now.
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    No idea.
    When I have two-three devices running in a weak signal area it gets really hot, to the point that the overheat warning activates and threatens to shut down the phone.
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