Kind of confusing title, but basically I am designing something that allows for the max of 20 total connections. There are two types of connections, main and guest. As you can see, I am using a simple drop down to let the user decide how much of each connection they want:
Basically, the total main + guest connection has to be less than 20. Currently, I have it set up so that when a user selects the main wifi #, the guest connection dropdown options automatically calculates the max number they can have (Ex. If main connection was 5, the options under the guest dropdown menu would render 1-15). My problem is about the behavior/user expectation when they are changing these values. For example, when a user is maxed out at 20 connections (5 main, 15 guest), and they want to add another guest connection, they would have to reduce main to 4 and then increase guest to 16. How can I inform the user that they have a certain number of connections available and will need to edit the main connection in order to increase the guest? I thought about using a slider, but since the maximum value can be anywhere from 1-20, I don't think it would be beneficial.