ARUBA 300 SERIES ACCESS POINTS

DATA SHEET
ARUBA 300 SERIES
ACCESS POINTS
Entry-level 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points
The entry-level Aruba 300 Series Wave 2 access
points deliver high performance and superb user
experience for medium density environments.
Featuring 3x3:3SS MU-MIMO capability, Aruba
advanced ClientMatch radio management, and
integrated Aruba Beacons, the 300 Series enables
an all wireless digital work environment in a costeffective manner.
With a maximum concurrent data rate of 1,300 Mbps in
mobility context to develop applications that will deliver an
enhanced user experience and increase the value of the
wireless network for organizations
the 5GHz band and 300 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (for an
aggregate peak data rate of 1.6Gbps), the entry-level 300
Series brings an always-on wireless network experience with
the performance required for enterprises. It is ideal for costsensitive medium density environments across verticals.
The high performance 802.11ac 300 Series supports multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) and 3 spatial streams (3SS). It
provides simultaneous data transmission to multiple devices
(up to two), maximizing data throughput and improving
network efficiency.
The 300 Series includes the enhanced ClientMatch
technology that extends the client steering technology
with MU-MIMO client awareness. It automatically identifies
MU-MIMO capable mobile devices and steers those devices
to the closest MU-MIMO capable Aruba access point. By
grouping MU-MIMO capable mobile devices together,
the network starts taking advantage of the simultaneous
transmission to these devices, increasing its overall capacity.
These dynamic roaming policies that are based on device
types, help customers achieve the best WLAN performance
in a mixed device environment during the technology
transition period.
The 300 Series also has an integrated Bluetooth Aruba Beacon
UNIQUE BENEFITS
• Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point with Multi-User MIMO
--Supports up to 1,300 Mbps in the 5GHz band (with 3SS/
VHT80 clients) and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band
(with 2SS/HT40 clients).
• Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
--Enables location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile
devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at
the same time.
--Enables management of your deployment of batterypowered Aruba Beacons.
• Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
--Minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks,
distributed antenna systems and commercial small
cell/femtocell equipment. Quality of service for unified
communication apps.
• Quality of service for Unified Communication apps
--Supports priority handling and policy enforcement for
unified communication apps, including Microsoft Skype
for Business with encrypted videoconferencing, voice,
chat and desktop sharing.
• RF Management
--Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically
that simplifies the remote management of a network of large-
assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime
scale battery-powered Aruba Beacons while also providing
fairness, and ensures that APs stay clear of all sources of RF
advanced location and indoor wayfinding, and proximity-based
interference to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.
push notification capabilities. It enables businesses to leverage
DATA SHEET
ARUBA 300 SERIES ACCESS POINTS
--The Aruba 300 Series APs can be configured to provide
part-time or dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis
and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend
remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless
mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.
• Intelligent app visibility and control
--AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to
classify and block, prioritize or limit bandwidth for over
2,500 enterprise apps or groups of apps.
• Security
--Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat
protection and mitigation, and eliminates the need for
separate RF sensors and security appliances.
--IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and
block malicious files, URLs and IPs, providing comprehensive
protection against advanced online threats.
--Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure
storage of credentials and keys.
• Intelligent Power Monitoring (IPM):
--Enables the AP to continuously monitor and report
its actual power consumption and optionally make
autonomous decisions to disable certain capabilities.
--For the 300 Series APs, the IPM power-save feature applies
when the unit is powered by an 802.3af PoE source. By
default, the USB interface will be the first feature to turn
off if AP power consumption exceeds the available power
budget. In rare cases it may be necessary to take additional
power saving measures, but in most cases, the 300 Series
APs will operate in unrestricted mode.
CHOOSE YOUR OPERATING MODE
Aruba 300 Series APs offer a choice of operating modes to meet
your unique management and deployment requirements.
• Controller-managed mode – When managed by Aruba
Mobility Controllers, Aruba 300 Series APs offer
centralized configuration, data encryption, policy
• Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments.
• Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection,
and containment.
• Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid, for identifying
sources of RF interference.
• Secure enterprise mesh.
For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate
service significantly reduces deployment time by automating
device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory
management. With Aruba Activate, Instant APs are factoryshipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.
AP-300 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
• AP-304 (controller-managed) and IAP-304 (Instant):
--5GHz 802.11ac 3x3 MIMO (1,300 Mbps max rate) and
2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO (300 Mbps max rate) radios,
with a total of three dual-band RP-SMA connectors for
external antennas.
• AP-305 (controller-managed) and IAP-305 (Instant):
--5GHz 802.11ac 3x3 MIMO (1,300 Mbps max rate) and
2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO (300 Mbps max rate) radios,
with a total of three integrated omni-directional downtilt
dual- band antennas.
WI-FI RADIO SPECIFICATIONS
• AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac 3x3 MIMO and
2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO
• Software-configurable dual radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0)
and 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
• 5GHz: Three spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up
to 1,300 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 3x3 VHT80
client devices
• 5GHz: Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up
to 867 Mbps wireless data rate to up to two (1x1 VHT80)
MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
• 2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up
enforcement and network services, as well as distributed
to 300 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 HT40
and centralized traffic forwarding.
client devices
• Aruba Instant mode – In Aruba Instant mode, a single
AP automatically distributes the network configuration
to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one
• Support for up to 256 associated client devices per radio,
and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
• Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions
Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other
apply):
APs – the entire process takes about five minutes. If WLAN
--2.400 to 2.4835GHz
requirements change, a built-in migration path allows
--5.150 to 5.250GHz
300 Series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is
--5.250 to 5.350GHz
managed by a Mobility Controller.
--5.470 to 5.725GHz
--5.725 to 5.850GHz
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ARUBA 300 SERIES ACCESS POINTS
• Available channels: Dependent on 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)
WI-FI ANTENNAS
• AP-304/IAP-304: Three RP-SMA connectors for external
dual band antennas. Worst-case internal loss between
radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to
diplexing circuitry): 0.8dB in 2.4GHz and 1.6dB in 5GHz.
• AP-305/IAP-305: Three integrated dual-band downtilt
omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with peak
antenna gain of 3.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 5.4dBi in 5GHz.
• Supported modulation types:
Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling
--802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for
--802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.
• Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
• Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power
(limited by local regulatory requirements):
--2.4GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm
aggregate (2x2)
--5GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +23 dBm
aggregate (3x3)
--Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna
gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
• Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes
interference from cellular networks
• Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver
performance
• Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved
downlink RF performance
• Short guard interval for 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz
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 signal
reliability and range
• Supported data rates (Mbps):
--802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
--802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
--802.11n (2.4GHz): 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
--802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
--802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3 for
VHT20/40/80
• 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
• 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support:
VHT 20/40/80
• 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
--Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the
MIMO radios, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna
pattern is 2.4dBi in 2.4GHz and 2.8dBi in 5GHz.
OTHER INTERFACES
• One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
--Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
--802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
• USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
• Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
--Up to 3dBm transmit power (class 2) and -92dBm
receive sensitivity
--Integrated antenna with roughly 30 degrees downtilt and
peak gain of 2.3dBi (AP-304/IAP-304) or 3.4dBi
(AP-305/IAP-305)
• Visual indicators (multi-color LEDs): for System and
Radio status
• Reset button: factory reset (during device power up)
• Serial console interface (proprietary; optional adapter
cable available)
• Kensington security slot
POWER SOURCES AND CONSUMPTION
• The AP supports direct DC power and Power over
Ethernet (PoE)
• When both power sources are available, DC power takes
priority over PoE
• Power sources are sold separately
• Direct DC source: 12Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
--Interface accepts 2.1/5.5-mm center-positive circular
plug with 9.5-mm length
• Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal)
802.3af/802.3at compliant source
--Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE
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ARUBA 300 SERIES ACCESS POINTS
--When using IPM, the AP may enter power-save mode
with reduced functionality when powered by an 802.3af
RELIABILITY
MTBF: 1,116,000hrs (127yrs) at +25C operating temperature
PoE source (see details on Intelligent Power Monitoring
elsewhere in this datasheet)
--Without IPM, the USB port is disabled when the AP is
powered by an 802.3af PoE source
• Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 13W (PoE) or
11W (DC)
--Excludes power consumed by external USB device (and
REGULATORY MODEL NUMBERS
• AP-304 and IAP-304: APIN0304
• AP-305 and IAP-305: APIN0305
CERTIFICATIONS
• CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
internal overhead); this could add up to 6.5W (PoE) or
• UL2043 plenum rating
5.5W (DC) for a 5W/1A USB device
• Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
• Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode:
3.7W (PoE) or 2.6W (DC)
MOUNTING
• The AP ships with two (white) mounting clips to attach to a
9/16-inch or 15/16-inch flat T-bar drop-tile ceiling
• Several optional mount kits are available to attach the
AP to a variety of surfaces; see the Ordering Information
section below for details.
MECHANICAL
• Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
--165mm x 165mm x 38mm
--460g
• Dimensions/weight (shipping):
--205mm x 205mm x 52mm
--620g
ENVIRONMENTAL
• Operating:
--Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
--Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
• Storage and transportation:
--Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
REGULATORY
• FCC/ISED
• CE Marked
• RED Directive 2014/53/EU
• EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
• Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
• UL/IEC/EN 60950
• EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2
For more country-specific regulatory information and
approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
WARRANTY
• Aruba limited lifetime warranty
MINIMUM OPERATING SYSTEM
SOFTWARE VERSIONS
• ArubaOS 6.5.1.0, 8.1.0.0
• Aruba InstantOS 4.3.1.0
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ARUBA 300 SERIES ACCESS POINTS
RF PERFORMANCE TABLE
Maximum transmit power (dBm)
per transmit chain
Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
per receive chain
1 Mbps
18.0
-95.0
11 Mbps
18.0
-88.0
6 Mbps
18.0
-92.0
54 Mbps
18.0
-74.0
MCS0/8
18.0
-91.0
MCS7/15
18.0
-71.0
MCS0/8
18.0
-88.0
MCS7/15
18.0
-68.0
6 Mbps
18.0
-92.0
54 Mbps
18.0
-74.0
MCS0/8/16
18.0
-91.0
MCS7/15/23
18.0
-71.0
MCS0/8/16
18.0
-88.0
MCS7/15/23
17.0
-68.0
MCS0
18.0
-91.0
MCS8
18.0
-67.0
MCS0
18.0
-88.0
MCS9
17.0
-63.0
MCS0
18.0
-85.0
MCS9
17.0
-58.0
802.11b 2.4GHz
802.11g 2.4GHz
802.11n HT20 2.4GHz
802.11n HT40 2.4GHz
802.11a 5GHz
802.11n HT20 5GHz
802.11n HT40 5GHz
802.11ac VHT20 5GHz (SU-MIMO)
802.11ac VHT40 5GHz (SU-MIMO)
802.11ac VHT80 5GHz (SU-MIMO)
Maximum capability of the hardware provided (excluding antenna gain). Maximum transmit power is limited by local regulatory settings.
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AP-300 ANTENNA PATTERN PLOTS
Horizontal planes (top view, AP facing forward)
Showing azimuth (0 degrees) and 30 degrees downtilt pattern
0 345 5 330 15 30 0 -­‐5 315 -­‐15 -­‐15 60 -­‐20 75 -­‐30 -­‐25 285 75 -­‐30 -­‐35 -­‐35 -­‐40 90 255 105 240 225 -­‐40 270 105 240 120 210 150 180 2.45GHz WiFi Average Azimuth 135 225 135 210 90 255 120 195 45 -­‐10 300 -­‐25 270 30 -­‐5 315 60 15 0 -­‐20 285 5 330 45 -­‐10 300 0 345 150 195 165 2.45GHz WiFi Average DownBlt 30 180 5.5GHz Average Azimuth 2.45GHz Wi-Fi (antennas A1, A2)
165 5.5GHz Average Down@lt 30 5.5GHz Wi-Fi (antennas A1, A2, A3)
Elevation planes (side view, AP facing down)
Showing side view with AP rotated 0 and 90 degrees
0 345 5 330 15 345 30 0 -­‐5 315 330 45 -­‐10 -­‐15 300 -­‐15 300 75 -­‐30 90 255 105 240 120 225 135 210 150 2.45GHz WiFi Average Eleva<on 0 75 -­‐30 -­‐35 -­‐40 180 60 -­‐25 285 -­‐35 195 45 -­‐10 -­‐20 -­‐25 270 30 -­‐5 -­‐20 285 15 0 315 60 0 5 165 2.45GHz WiFi Average Eleva<on 90 2.45GHz Wi-Fi (antennas A1, A2)
-­‐40 270 90 255 105 240 120 135 225 210 150 195 5.5GHz Average Eleva9on 0 180 165 5.5GHz Average Eleva9on 90 5.5GHz Wi-Fi (antennas A1, A2, A3)
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ORDERING INFORMATION
Part Number
Description
AP-300 Series Access Points
JX935A
Aruba AP-304 802.11n/ac 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Dual Radio Antenna Connectors AP
JX937A
Aruba AP-304 FIPS/TAA-compliant 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Dual Radio Antenna Connectors AP
JX936A
Aruba AP-305 802.11n/ac 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Dual Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX938A
Aruba AP-305 FIPS/TAA-compliant 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Dual Radio Integrated Antenna AP
AP-300 Series Instant Access Points
JX942A
Aruba Instant IAP-304 (JP) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Antenna Connectors AP
JX939A
Aruba Instant IAP-304 (RW) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Antenna Connectors AP
JX943A
Aruba Instant IAP-304 (RW) FIPS/TAA 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Ant Connectors AP
JX940A
Aruba Instant IAP-304 (US) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Antenna Connectors AP
JX944A
Aruba Instant IAP-304 (US) FIPS/TAA 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Ant Connectors AP
JY864A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (EG) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX947A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (IL) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX948A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (JP) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX945A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (RW) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX949A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (RW) FIPS/TAA 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Ant AP
JX946A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (US) 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Antenna AP
JX950A
Aruba Instant IAP-305 (US) FIPS/TAA 802.11n/ac Dual 2x2:2/3x3:3 MU-MIMO Radio Integrated Ant AP
Mounting Spares
JW044A
AP-220-MNT-C1 2x Ceiling Grid Rail Adapter for Basic Flat Rails Mount Kit
Mounting Accessories
JW045A
AP-220-MNT-C2 2x Ceiling Grid Rail Adapter for Interlude and Silhouette Mt Kit
JX961A
AP-MNT-CM1 Industrial Grade Indoor Access Point Metal Suspended Ceiling Rail Mount Kit
JW046A
AP-220-MNT-W1 Flat Surface Wall/Ceiling Black AP Basic Flat Surface Mount Kit
JW047A
AP-220-MNT-W1W Flat Surface Wall/Ceiling White AP Basic Flat Surface Mount Kit
JY706A
AP-220-MNT-W3 White Low Profile Box Style Secure Large AP Flat Surface Mount Kit
Other Accessories
JX951A
AP-305-CVR-20 20-pk for AP-305 with Holes for LED Indicators White Non-glossy Snap-on Covers
Generic Indoor AP Accessories
JX990A
AP-AC-12V30B 12V/30W AC/DC Desktop Style 2.1/5.5/9.5mm Circular 90 Deg Plug DoE Level VI Adapter
JW627A
PD-3501G-AC 15.4W 802.3af PoE 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Midspan Injector
JW629A
PD-9001GR-AC 30W 802.3at PoE+ 10/100/1000 Ethernet Indoor Rated Midspan Injector
Antennas
See info on Aruba website for antenna part numbers
JW071A
AP-CBL-SER AP Proprietary DB9 Female Serial Adapter Cable
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