aruba 220 series access points

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Setting a higher standard for 802.11ac
Multifunctional 220 series wireless APs deliver
gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile
devices. Integrated Aruba ClientMatch™
technology ensures consistently high performance
across the WLAN infrastructure.
With a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps in the 5-GHz band
and 600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, 220 series APs are
three-times faster than 802.11n APs and provide
performance similar to a wired connection.
The 220 series APs include ClientMatch™ technology, which
eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session
performance metrics from mobile devices. This information
is then used to steer each mobile device to the best AP and
radio on the WLAN.
Proactive and deterministic, ClientMatch dynamically
optimizes Wi-Fi client performance as users roam and RF
conditions change. If a mobile device moves out of range of
an AP or RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch
automatically steers it to a better AP.
With ClientMatch, 220 series APs load web pages faster,
deliver video streams with improved quality and support high
densities of mobile devices. An 802.11ac network without
ClientMatch performs no different than an 802.11n WLAN.
The 220 series APs additionally support priority handling
and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media
on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing,
voice, chat and desktop sharing.
Unique benefits
• Allows phased wired infrastructure upgrades
--Adapts to available 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
instead of requiring customers to upgrade to 802.3at PoE+.
• Delivers 1.9 Gbps aggregate throughput.
--EtherChannel link aggregation on two Gigabit Ethernet
ports provides 1.9 Gbps throughput.
• 600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band.
--Supports up to 600 Mbps for TurboQAM-enabled mobile
devices operating in the 2.4-GHz band – an industry first.
• Best-in-class RF management
--Integrated Adaptive Radio Management™ technology
manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands and
ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference.
• Spectrum analysis
--Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the
spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and
5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
• Wireless mesh*
--Wireless mesh connections are convenient where
Ethernet drops are not available.
*Available Q3 2014
• Security
--Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat
protection and mitigation and eliminates the need for
separate RF sensors and security appliances.
--With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant
APs delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet
protection to every device connected to the WLAN.
--Encrypted IPsec VPN tunnels securely connect remote
users to corporate network resources.
--Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure
storage of credentials and keys.
--SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired
Ethernet traffic.
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Choose your operating mode
The 220 series APs offer a choice of operating modes to meet
your unique management and deployment requirements.
• Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running
ArubaOS™. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers,
220 series APs offer centralized configuration, data
encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as
well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
• Aruba Instant™ AP running InstantOS™. In Aruba Instant
mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network
configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply
power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and
plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about
five minutes.
• Spectrum analysis identifies sources of RF interference
• Air monitor provides wireless intrusion protection
• Hybrid AP serves Wi-Fi clients and provides wireless
intrusion protection and spectrum analysis
• Secure enterprise mesh*
*Available Q3 2014
• Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz
and 2.4 GHz
• 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps
wireless data rate
• Supported frequency bands (country-specific
restrictions apply):
--2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
--5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz
--5.250 GHz to 5.350 GHz
--5.470 GHz to 5.725 GHz
--5.725 GHz to 5.850 GHz
• Available channels: Dependent upon configured
regulatory domain
• Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of
available RF spectrum
• Supported radio technologies:
--802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
--802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division
multiplexing (OFDM)
--802.11n/ac: 3x3 MIMO with up to three spatial streams
• Supported modulation types:
For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate™
--802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
service significantly reduces deployment time by automating
--802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory
--802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
management. With Aruba Activate, Instant APs are factory-
• Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.
• Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power
If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in
migration path allows 220 series Instant APs to become part
of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.
AP-220 series specifications
• AP-225 and IAP-225
--­2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max)
radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three integrated omnidirectional downtilt antennas.
• AP-224 and IAP-224
--2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max)
radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three combined,
diplexed external antenna connectors.
Wireless radio specifications
• AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and
2.4 GHz 802.11n
--In addition to 802.11n data rates, the 2.4-GHz
radio supports 802.11ac data rates using 256-QAM
modulation. This gives TurboQAM-enabled clients a 33%
boost above the maximum supported data rate.
(limited by local regulatory requirements):
--2.4-GHz band: +23 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
--5-GHz bands: +23 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
• Advanced cellular coexistence (ACC) feature to effectively
deal with interference from cellular systems
• Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved
receiver performance
• Cyclic delay diversity (CDD) for improved downlink
RF performance
• Short guard interval for 20-MHz, 40-MHz and
80-MHz channels
• Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and
improved reception
• Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error
correction and increased throughput
• Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased reliability in
signal delivery
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• Supported data rates (Mbps):
--802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
--802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
--802.11n: 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
--802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3)
--802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
--PoE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
• DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0mm center-positive
circular plug with 9.5 mm length
• USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
• 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
• Serial console interface (RJ-45, TTL levels)
• 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support:
• Visual indicators (LEDs):
VHT 20/40/80
• 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
• Worst-case power consumption from the AP (excluding
power drawn by an attached USB device):
--In restricted mode (PoE): 13.5W
--In unrestricted mode (PoE): 17W
--In unrestricted mode (DC): 15.5W
• Power sources sold separately
• Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
• Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or
--Power/system status
--Ethernet link status (2x; ENET0, ENET1)
--Radio status (2x; RAD0, RAD1)
• Kensington security slot
• Reset button
• Included with AP:
--Mounting brackets (2) for attaching to 9/16-inch or
15/16-inch T-bar drop-tile ceiling
• Optional mounting kits:
--AP-220-MNT-C2: Aruba 220 series AP mount kit contains
802.3at-compliant source
two ceiling-grid rail adapters for Interlude and Silhouette
--Efficient mode PoE – power save with 802.3af PoE and
style rails.
limited functionality
>>USB port disabled
>>Second Ethernet port disabled
>>2.4-GHz 802.11n radio in 1x3:1 spatial-stream mode
>>5-GHz 802.11ac radio operates without restrictions*
--Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE+
*With ArubaOS software 6.3.0, the 5-GHz 802.11ac radio
operates in 2x3:2 spatial stream mode when the AP is powered
by 802.3af PoE. This restriction has been removed in 6.3.1.
• AP-224: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dualband antennas. Internal loss between radio interface and
external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry):
1.5 dB in 2.4 GHz and 3.0 dB in 5 GHz.
• AP-225: Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas
for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5 dBi
in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are
optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation
of AP-225.
Other interfaces
• Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
--Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
--Load balancing support to achieve platform throughput
greater than 1 Gbps
--AP-220-MNT-W1: Aruba 220 series AP mount kit contains
one flat-surface wall/ceiling mount bracket.
--AP-220-MNT-W2: Aruba 220 series AP mount kit contains
one flat-surface wall/ceiling secure mount cradle.
• Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
--203 mm (W) x 203 mm (D) x 54 mm (H),
8.0” (W) x 8.0” (D) x 2.1” (H)
--750 g/27 oz
• Dimensions/weight (shipping):
--315 mm (W) x 265 mm (D) x 100 mm (H),
12.4” (W) x 10.4” (D) x 3.9” (H)
--1,250 g/44 oz
• Operating:
--Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
--Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
--Storage and transportation:
--Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
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• FCC/Industry of Canada
• CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
• CE Marked
• UL2043 plenum rating
• R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
• Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
• Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
• EN 300 328
• Limited lifetime warranty
• EN 301 489
• EN 301 893
• UL/IEC/EN 60950
For more country-specific regulatory information and
approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
Minimum operating system
software versions
• ArubaOS
• Aruba Instant
• AP-224 and IAP-224: APIN0224
• AP-225 and IAP-225: APIN0225
Maximum transmit power (dBm)
per transmit chain
Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
per receive chain
1 Mbps
2 Mbps
5.5 Mbps
11 Mbps
6 Mbps
54 Mbps
802.11b 2.4 GHz
802.11g 2.4 GHz and 802.11a 5 GHz
802.11n HT20 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
802.11n HT40 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
802.11ac VHT20 5 GHz
802.11ac VHT40 5 GHz
802.11ac VHT80 5 GHz
Maximum capability of the hardware provided. Maximum transmit power is limited by local regulatory settings. RF performance numbers for AP-224 are slightly lower
due to additional internal RF circuitry.
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AP-225 Antenna Pattern Plots
Horizontal or Azimuth plane (top view)
2.450 GHz
5.550 GHz
Elevation plane (side view)
2.450 GHz
5.550 GHz
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Ordering Information
Part Number
AP-220 Series Access Points
Aruba AP-224 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, antenna connectors
Aruba Instant IAP-224 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, antenna connectors – Restricted
regulatory domain: Rest of World
Aruba Instant IAP-224 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, antenna connectors – Restricted
regulatory domain: United States
Aruba AP-225 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas
Aruba Instant IAP-225 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas – Restricted
regulatory domain: Rest of World
Aruba Instant IAP-225 Wireless Access Point, 802.11ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas – Restricted
regulatory domain: United States
12V/18W indoor Access Point AC power adapter. Universal, ships with 8 country-specific plug inserts
(US, EU, UK, Australia, China, Korea, Argentina, Brazil), covering all Aruba core countries
12V/18W indoor Access Point AC power adapter. Does not include country-specific power cord
(order separately)
30W 802.3at POE midspan injector, 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
AP-220 Series Accessories
Aruba 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (ceiling grid). Contains 2x ceiling grid rail adapters (for interlude
and silhouette style rails).
Aruba 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (basic, flat surface). Contains 1x flat surface wall/ceiling
mount bracket.
Aruba 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (box style, secure, flat surface). Contains 1x flat surface
wall/ceiling secure mount cradle.
Generic Indoor AP Accessories (see info on Aruba web site for part numbers)
DC power supplies
PoE injectors
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revise this publication and the product specifications without notice. While Aruba Networks, Inc. uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the
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