Enables transmit beamforming on this radio interface. This option is disabled by default.

When enabled, this option steers signals to peers in a specific direction to enhance signal strength and improve throughput amongst meshed devices (not clients). Each access point radio supports up to 16 beamforming capable mesh peers. When enabled, a beamformer steers its wireless signals to its peers. A beamformee device assists the beamformer with channel estimation by providing a feedback matrix. The feedback matrix is a set of values sent by the beamformee to assist the beamformer in computing a steering matrix. A steering matrix is an additional set of values used to steer wireless signals at the beamformer so constructive signals arrive at the beamformee for better SNR and throughput. Any beamforming capable mesh peer connecting to a radio whose capacity is exhausted cannot enable beamforming itself.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i, AP510e, AP560i, AP560h







Related Commands

no (radio-interface-config-command) Disables transmit beamforming on this radio interface