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Configuration for Beamforming/client link in 7.2

Client link is now called beam forming in the 7.2 release.

This can be done via cli of the wlc only.        

Currently the only way to enable Beamforming (Client-Link) on 7.2 is to use

the below CLI command

config {802.11a | 802.11b} beamforming global {enable | disable}

Please see below on how to configure this via the cli of the wlc:

config 802.11 beamforming

To enable or disable beamforming on the network or on individual radios, enter the config 802.11 beamforming command.

config 802.11{a | b} beamforming {global | ap ap_name} {enable | disable}

Usage Guidelines

When you enable beamforming on the network, it is automatically enabled for all the radios applicable to that network type.

Follow these guidelines for using beamforming:

*Beamforming is supported only for legacy orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) data rates (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 mbps).

NoteBeamforming is not supported for complementary-code keying (CCK) data rates (1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps).

*Beamforming is supported only on access points that support 802.11n (AP1250 and AP1140).

*Two or more antennas must be enabled for transmission.

*All three antennas must be enabled for reception.

*OFDM rates must be enabled.

If the antenna configuration restricts operation to a single transmit antenna, or if OFDM rates are disabled, beamforming is not used.

Examples

This example shows how to enable beamforming on the 802.11a network:

> config 802.11a beamforming global enable

This is absent from 7.2 configuration guide and release notes

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what happens if I have 2 APs configured for beamforming if one AP already have 15clients, will the next client go to the 2nd AP to form beamforming?