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All about beamforming, the faster Wi-Fi you didn't know you needed

It focuses the signal for faster transmission, and it's built into many of the latest 802.11ac routers.

  • Beamforming is one of those concepts that seem so simple that you wonder why no one thought of it before. Instead of broadcasting a signal to a wide area, hoping to reach your target, why not concentrate the signal and aim it directly at the target?

  • Beamforming concentrates the signals exchanged between a Wi-Fi router and the clients it's paired with.

  • The Linksys EA6900 is one of several 802.11ac routers on the market that support beamforming today.

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