The modem router supports beamforming to enhance the WiFi range and performance for your WiFi devices.
With beamforming, when you connect to the WiFi network, the modem router actively tracks your device
and directs WiFi to your device, rather than just blasting it out in all directions.
The modem router uses explicit and implicit beamforming to improve WiFi performance. Explicit beamforming
requires the devices to support beamforming. (Typically, 802.11ac devices support beamforming.) Implicit
beamforming means that the modem router supports beamforming even with devices that do not support
The modem router supports implicit beamforming for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz devices, which means that
the modem router can provide beamforming benefits of better range and performance for all WiFi devices,
even older 802.11a/b/g/n devices and not just the latest WiFi devices.
Both explicit and implicit beamforming are enabled by default. Explicit beamforming is always enabled (you
cannot disable it), but you can disable implicit beamforming.
To manage beamforming:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Advanced Wireless Settings page displays.
5. Scroll to the very bottom of the page.
6. Disable or enable implicit beamforming by doing the following:
•To disable implicit beamforming, clear the Enable Implicit BEAMFORMING check box.
•To enable implicit beamforming, select the Enable Implicit BEAMFORMING check box.
By default, implicit beamforming is enabled.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Improve Network Connections With Universal Plug-N-Play
Universal Plug-N-Play (UPnP) helps devices such as Internet appliances and computers access the network
and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can automatically discover the services from other
registered UPnP devices on the network.
If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, or real-time communications
such as instant messaging or remote assistance, keep UPnP enabled, which it is by default.
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2