Aruba 310 Series Wireless Access Point

Aruba 310 Series Wireless Access Point
Installation Guide
The Aruba 310 Series wireless access points (AP-314, AP-315, IAP-314, and
IAP-315) support IEEE 802.11ac standards for a high-performance WLAN.
This device is equipped with two single-band radios, which provide network
access and monitor the network simultaneously. These access points
deliver high-performance 802.11n 2.4GHz and 802.11ac 5GHz functionality,
while also supporting 802.11a/b/g wireless services. Multi-user Multiple-in,
Multiple-output (MU-MIMO) is enabled when operating in 5GHz mode for
optimal performance.
Table 1: 310 Series LED Status Indicators
The reset button can be used to return the access point to factory default
settings. To reset the access point, refer to the steps below:
System Status
Device powered off
1. Power off the access point.
Green- blinking
Device booting, not ready for use
Green- solid
Device ready for use
Amber- solid
Device ready; Power Save mode (802.3af
Amber- blinking
Device operating in restricted mode. Meets
one of the following conditions:
 Uplink negotiated in sub-optimal speed
(<1Gbps), or
 Ethernet radio is in non High-Throughput
(HT) mode
The AP-314 and AP-315 access points work in conjunction with an Aruba
controller, while IAP-314 and IAP-315 access points can be configured via
the built-in virtual controller.
The 310 Series wireless access points provides the following capabilities:
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless access point
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless air monitor
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac spectrum analysis
Compatible with IEEE 802.3at PoE+ and 802.3af PoE
Support for MCS8 and MCS9
Centralized management, configuration and upgrades
Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
Package Contents
Radio Status
310 Series access point
9/16" and 15/16” Ceiling Rail Adapters
Safety, Compliance, and Warranty Information guide
Aruba Instant Quick Start Guide (IAP-314 and IAP-315 only)
Aruba Professional Installation Guide (IAP-314 only)
Aruba 310 Series Wireless Access Point Installation Guide (this document)
Inform your supplier if there are any incorrect, missing, or damaged
parts. If possible, retain the carton, including the original packing
materials. Use these materials to repack and return the unit to the
supplier if needed.
The AP-314 and AP-315 access points require ArubaOS or higher. For
additional information, refer to the ArubaOS User Guide and ArubaOS Quick
Start Guide.
The IAP-314 and IAP-315 access points require Aruba Instant or
higher. For additional information, refer to the Aruba Instant User Guide and
Aruba Aruba Instant Quick Start Guide.
2. Press and hold the reset button using a small, narrow object, such as a
3. Power-on the access point without releasing the reset button. The power
LED will flash within 5 seconds.
When powered by an 802.3at or DC source, the USB port can supply power
up to 5W.
The USB interface is disabled when the access point is powered by an
802.3af PoE source.
4. Release the reset button.
The power LED will flash again within 15 seconds indicating that the reset is
completed. The access point will now continue to boot with the factory
default settings.
Figure 4 Back Panel
The Ethernet port supports PoE-in and may draw power from an 802.3at
(recommended) or an 802.3af source.
No software setting/network restrictions
Red- Solid
System error condition
Device powered off; or both radios disabled
Green- solid
Both radios enabled in access mode
Green- blinking
One radio enabled in access mode; one radio
Amber- solid
Both radios enabled in monitor mode
Amber- blinking
One radio enabled in monitor mode; one
radio disabled
The 310 Series operates without restriction when powered by 802.3at
compliant and DC power sources. In this mode the USB interface is enabled
and supports up to 1A/5W to a powered device (PD).
One radio in access mode; one radio in
monitor mode
When powered by an 802.3af PoE+ source, the access point operates in
power-saving mode. In this mode the USB interface is disabled.
USB Port
Console Port
Ethernet Port
If PoE is unavailable, the 310 Series access points have a single 12V/36W DC
power input to support the AP-AC-12V30UN AC-to-DC power adapter kit
(sold separately).
When both 802.3at and DC power sources are available, the DC power
source will take precedence. The access point will simultaneously draw a
minimal current from the PoE source. In the event that the DC source fails,
the access point will switch to the 802.3at source.
Table 2: Power Modes
External Antenna Connectors
The AP-314 and IAP-314 access points are equipped with four external
antenna connectors located on the front cover corners of the access point
(see Figure 2).
DC Power
Figure 2 External Antenna Connectors
Reset Button
Power Source
USB Output
DC (AP-AC-12V30B)
No restrictions
802.3at PoE
No restrictions
802.3af PoE+
USB disabled
BLE Radio
Before You Begin
Console Port
FCC Statement: Improper termination of access points installed in the
United States configured to non-US model controllers is a violation of
the FCC grant of equipment authorization. Any such willful or intentional
violation may result in a requirement by the FCC for immediate
termination of operation and may be subject to forfeiture (47 CFR 1.80).
The console port allows the user to connect the access point directly to a
serial terminal or laptop for local management. Connect the device to a
terminal or terminal server using an AP-CBL-SER cable.
Aruba access points are classified as radio transmission devices, and are
subject to government regulations of the host country. The network
administrator(s) is/are responsible for ensuring that configuration and
operation of this equipment is in compliance with their country’s
regulations. For complete list of approved channels in your country,
refer to the Aruba Downloadable Regulatory Table at
310 Series Hardware Overview
Reset Button
Figure 3 USB Port
The port is a 4-pin HDR connector with pin-out details in Figure 5.
Figure 5 Console Port Pin-Out
EU Statement:
Lower power radio LAN product operating in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
Please refer to the ArubaOS User Guide/Aruba Instant User Guide for
details on restrictions.
Produit réseau local radio basse puissance operant dans la bande
fréquence 2.4 GHz et 5 GHz. Merci de vous referrer au ArubaOS User
Guide/Aruba Instant User Guide pour les details des restrictions.
Figure 1 LED Status Indicators
Ethernet Ports
Antenna ports ANT0 and ANT1 are connected to a dual-band radio and
support 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The ANT2 and ANT3 antenna ports support
5GHz only.
The 310 Series has two LEDs that indicate the system and radio status.
The LEDs have three operating modes that can be selected in the system
management software:
Default mode: see Table 1
Off mode: LEDs are off
Blink mode: LEDs blink green
External antennas for this device must be installed by an Aruba Certified
Mobility Professional (ACMP) or other Aruba-certified technician, using
manufacturer-approved antennas only.
The Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) levels for all external
antenna devices must not exceed the regulatory limit set by the host
Installers are required to record the antenna gain for this device in the
system management software.
This device accepts 56V DC (802.3at), or 48V DC (802.3af) nominal as a
standard powered device (PD) from power sourcing equipment, including
PoE midspan injector or a PoE-sourcing network infrastructure.
The port is an RJ45 connector with pin-out details in Figure 5.
Figure 6 RJ45 Gigabit Port Pin-Out
1000Base-T Gigabit
Ethernet Port
RJ-45 Female
USB Interface
The 310 Series is equipped with a USB port for connectivity with cellular
modems and other USB client devices.
Low Power FunkLAN Produkt, das im 2.4 GHz und im 5 GHz Band
arbeitet. Weitere Informationen bezlüglich Einschränkungen finden Sie
im ArubaOS User Guide/Aruba Instant User Guide.
The 310 Series is equipped with a 10/100/1000Base-T auto-sensing MDI/
MDX Ethernet port. This port supports wired-network connectivity, in
addition to Power over Ethernet (PoE) from IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at
compliant power sources.
Signal Name
Bi-directional pair +A
Bi-directional pair -A
Bi-directional pair +B
Bi-directional pair +C
Bi-directional pair -C
Bi-directional pair -B
Bi-directional pair +D
Bi-directional pair -D
Kensington Lock Slot
The 310 Series is equipped with a Kensington lock slot for additional
security, shown in Figure 4.
Apparati Radio LAN a bassa Potenza, operanti a 2.4 GHz e 5 GHz. Fare
riferimento alla ArubaOS User Guide/Aruba Instant User Guide per avere
informazioni detagliate sulle restrizioni.
Access Point Pre-Installation Checklist
Before installing your 310 Series access point, ensure that you have the
CAT5E UTP cable or better
One of the following power sources:
 IEEE 802.3at or 802.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) source.
The PoE source can be any power source equipment (PSE) controller
or midspan PSE device
 Aruba AP-AC-12V30UN adapter kit (sold separately)
For AP-314 and AP-315 access points only:
Figure 7 Attaching the Ceiling Rail Adapter
Aruba controller provisioned on the network:
 Layer 2/3 network connectivity to your access point
 One of the following network services:
Aruba Discovery Protocol (ADP)
DNS server with an “A” record
DHCP Server with vendor-specific options.
Aruba 310 Series Wireless
Access Point
Aruba Networks, Inc., in compliance with governmental requirements,
has designed the 310 Series access points so that only authorized
network administrators can change the settings. For more information
about access point configuration, refer to the ArubaOS Quick Start Guide/
Aruba Instant Quick Start Guide and ArubaOS User Guide/Aruba Instant
User Guide.
Verifying Pre-Installation Connectivity
The instructions for this section are applicable to the AP-314 and AP-315
Installation Guide
4. If necessary, connect the console cable to the console port on the back of
the access point.
5. Hold the access point next to the ceiling tile rail with the ceiling tile rail
mounting slots at approximately a 30-degree angle to the ceiling tile rail
(see Figure 8). Make sure that any cable slack is above the ceiling tile.
Before installing access points in a network environment, make sure that
they are able to locate and connect to the controller after power on.
6. Pushing toward the ceiling tile, rotate the access point clockwise until the
device clicks into place on the ceiling tile rail.
Specifically, you must verify the following conditions:
Figure 8 Mounting the Access Point
When connected to the network, each access point is assigned a valid IP
Access points are able to locate the controller
Refer to the ArubaOS Quick Start Guide for instructions on locating and
connecting to the controller.
Pre-Installation Network Requirements
After WLAN planning is complete and the appropriate products and their
placement have been determined, the Aruba controller(s) must be installed
and initial setup performed before the Aruba access points are deployed.
For initial setup of the controller, refer to the ArubaOS Quick Start Guide for
the software version installed on your controller.
Identifying Known RF Absorbers/Reflectors/Interference
Identifying known RF absorbers, reflectors, and interference sources while
in the field during the installation phase is critical. Make sure that these
sources are taken into consideration when you attach an access point to its
fixed location. Examples of sources that degrade RF performance include:
Cement and brick
Objects that contain water
Microwave ovens
Wireless phones and headsets
Installing the Access Point
Refer to the following steps to install your Aruba 310 Series access point
using the AP Ceiling Rail Mount Kit (AP-220-MNT-C1).
This device must be professionally installed and serviced by a trained
ACMP or similar Aruba-certified technician.The installer is responsible for
securing the access point onto the ceiling tile rail in accordance with the
steps below. Failure to properly install this product may result in physical
injury and/or damage to property.
Using the Ceiling Rail Adapter
The 310 Series access point ships with two ceiling rail adapters for 9/16” and
15/16” ceiling rails. Additional wall mount adapters and ceiling rail adapters
for other rail styles are available as accessory kits.
1. Pull the necessary cables through a prepared hole in the ceiling tile near
where the access point will be placed.
2. Place the adapter against the back of the access point with the adapter at
an angle of approximately 30 degrees to the tabs (see Figure 7).
3. Twist the adapter clockwise until it snaps into place in the tabs (see
Figure 7).
Contacting Aruba Networks
Web Support
Main Site
Support Site
Airheads Social Forums and Knowledge Base
North American Telephone
1-800-943-4526 (Toll Free)
International Telephones
Software Licensing Site
End-of-life Information
Security Incident Response Team (SIRT)
Support Email Addresses
Identifying Specific Installation Locations
You can mount the 310 Series access point to a wall or on the ceiling. Use
the access point placement map generated by Aruba’s RF Plan software
application to determine the proper installation location(s). Each location
should be as close as possible to the center of the intended coverage area
and should be free from obstructions or obvious sources of interference.
These RF absorbers/reflectors/interference sources will impact RF
propagation and should have been accounted for during the planning phase
and adjusted for in RF plan.
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7. On the (I)AP-314, install the external antennas according to the
manufacturer’s instructions, and connect the antennas to the antenna
interfaces on the access point.
Americas, EMEA and APAC
Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) Email
Connecting Required Cables
Install cables in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations
and practices.
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Verifying Post-Installation Connectivity
Certain Aruba products include Open Source software code developed by third parties, including software
code subject to the GNU General Public License ("GPL"), GNU Lesser General Public License ("LGPL"), or other
Open Source Licenses. The Open Source code used can be found at this site:
The integrated LEDs on the access point can be used to verify that the device
is receiving power and initializing successfully (see Table 1). Refer to the
ArubaOS Quick Start Guide for further details on verifying post-installation
network connectivity.
Open Source Code
This hardware product is protected by an Aruba warranty. For details, see the Safety, Compliance, and
Warranty Information Guide included with this device.
Configuring the 310 Series
The instructions for the following section are applicable to AP-314 and AP315 model access points only.
Access Point Provisioning/Reprovisioning
Provisioning parameters are unique to each access point. These local access
point parameters are initially configured on the controller which are then
pushed out to the access points and stored on the devices. Aruba
recommends that provisioning settings be configured via the ArubaOS Web
UI only. Refer to the ArubaOS User Guide for complete details.
Access Point Configuration
Configuration parameters are network or controller specific and are
configured and stored on the controller. Network configuration settings are
pushed out to the access points, but remain stored on the controller.
Configuration settings can be configured via the ArubaOS Web UI or
ArubaOS CLI. Refer to their respective guides for further details: the ArubaOS
User Guide.
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Aruba 310 Series Wireless Access Point | Installation Guide
Part Number 0511871-03 | May 2016
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