When it comes to buying a new router, one of the most important things people look for is speed. Anyone who uses Wi-Fi knows the incredible torture of staring at a blank web page as the loading circle up top just spins and spins. It’s cruel and unusual. It’s 2016, people, and if I need to know who that one actor from that one movie is, I need to know it now, not 5 seconds from now! In order to prevent people from losing years off their lives due to slow Wi-Fi stress (it’s a thing), a great feature available in higher end routers like our AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-890L/R) is Smart Beam Forming Technology.
Beam Forming helps to improve wireless speed because it changes how your devices receive a wireless signal. Most routers send out a signal in a donut like shape, kind of like the sonar you see on ships, and within that circle it hopes to hit and connect to any local devices. With Smart Beam your router sends a much more direct signal. When you connect a new device, like your phone or tablet, to a router with Smart Beam Technology, the router will use Smart Beam’s intelligent algorithm to detect where that device is and where it’s moving in order to send a focused wireless signal directly to it. Rather than sending bandwidth in an omnidirectional pattern, as most routers do, Smart Beam works to send each device an individual beam to give it the fastest and best connection possible.
So with a router like the AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router, you’re not only getting great speed and range because of the Tri-Band Wi-Fi and Smart Connect Technology but with the additional feature of Smart Beam you’re getting the most out of those speeds. For more info on the AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router click here.