Specify how the access point/router
manages WiFi clients
A WiFi client is any computer or mobile device that connects to the access point/router’s
WiFi network. The access point/router uses implicit beamforming, MU-MIMO, and
airtime fairness to manage its WiFi clients. Implicit beamforming and MU-MIMO are
enabled by default, but you can disable them. Airtime fairness is disabled by default,
but you can enable it.
Manage Implicit Beamforming
Implicit beamforming lets the access point/router actively track clients and direct power
to the access point/router antenna closest to the client. Explicit beamforming functions
whether or not the client supports beamforming. Implicit beamforming means that the
access point/router can use information from client devices that support beamforming
to improve the WiFi signal. Implicit beamforming is enabled by default, but you can
To disable implicit beamforming:
1. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
3. Click the Login button.
The NETGEAR Account Login page displays.
4. Enter your registered email address and password and click the LOG IN button.
The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Advanced Wireless Settings.
The Advanced Wireless Settings page displays.
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