The BIG Technical Jargon Guide

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What is beamforming?

Beamforming is a signal processing technique that is used in some wireless transmitters to improve the quality and strength of the signal. Essentially, it allows the transmitter to focus the signal in a specific direction towards the receiver rather than broadcasting the signal in all directions. By doing this, the signal is stronger and clearer when it reaches the receiver, which can result in faster data transfer speeds, fewer dropped connections and better overall performance.

One of the main benefits of beamforming is that it improves the reliability of wireless connections. It can help to reduce interference from other devices and obstacles in the environment, such as walls or furniture. This means that you can use your wireless device further away from the router or access point or in areas where the signal might previously have been weak or inconsistent. Beamforming is commonly used in wireless routers and access points.

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