aruba Instant AP 205 Access Point

aruba Instant AP 205 Access Point

aruba Instant AP 205 Access Point


Product Highlights

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Standard
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Patented Clientmatch Technology
  • Quality of Service
  • CE, FCC, IC Certified
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aruba AP205 overview

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The Instant AP 205 Access Point from ARUBA is a compact and cost-effective dual radio, which delivers wireless data rates of up to 867 Mb/s to 5 GHz devices with 802.11ac technology each with 2x2 MIMO streams, while simultaneously supporting 2.4 GHz 802.11n clients with data rates of up to 300 Mb/s. The multifunctional and wireless Access Point (AP) maximizes mobile device performance in medium density enterprise Wi-Fi environments. It features four integrated omni-directional, downtilt antennas.


Wi-Fi Client Optimization
It features patented ClientMatch technology, which continuously gathers session performance metrics from mobile devices. If a mobile device moves away from an AP or if RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers the device to a better AP.
Advanced Cellular Co-Existence (ACC)
ACC allows WLANs to perform at peak efficiency by minimizing interference from 3G/4G LTE networks, distributed antenna systems, and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment.
Quality of Service
The Access Point supports priority handling and policy enforcement for unified communication apps, including Microsoft Lync with encrypted video-conferencing, voice, chat, and desktop sharing.

Various Operating Modes 

The Access Point offers a choice of operating modes to meet your management and deployment requirements.
Controller-Managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) Running ArubaOS
When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, the Access Point offers a centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement, and network services, as well as a distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
Instant AP running InstantOS
In instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other instant APs in the WLAN. Easily power up on Instant AP to configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs.
Aruba Activate Service
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 factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up. If WLAN requirements change, a built-in migration path allows the 200 series Instant AP to become part of a WLAN that is managed by a Mobility Controller.
The Access Point Specifications
2.4 GHz (300 Mb/s maximum rate) and 5 GHz (867 Mb/s maximum rate) radios, each with 2x2 MIMO and four integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas.

Advanced Features

RF Management
Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness and ensures that the AP stays clear of all sources of RF interference to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.
The AP 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.
Spectrum Analysis
Capable of part-time or air-monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba InstantRAPs delivers integrated web-filtering, malware and botnet for protection to every device connected to the WLAN. Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to secure storage of credentials and keys. SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.
UPC: 190017021140
In the Box
aruba Instant AP 205 Access Point
  • 2 x Mounting Brackets
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Note: For attaching to 0.56" or 0.93" T-bar drop-tile ceiling.

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    aruba AP205 specs

    Wireless Radio Specifications AP Type: Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4-GHz 802.11n 2x2:2
    Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
    2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 867 Mb/s wireless data rate
    Frequency Bands 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    5.150 to 5.250 GHz
    5.250 to 5.350 GHz
    5.470 to 5.725 GHz
    -5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    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 multi-plexing (OFDM)
    Supported Modulation Types 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    Transmit Power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
    Transmit Power (maximum):2.4-GHz Band: +21 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    5 GHz Band: +21 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    Networks 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 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 beamforming (TxBF) for increased reliability in signal delivery
    Data Rates 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    802.11n: 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2)
    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
    Operating Modes Aruba Instant AP
    Mobility controller-managed AP
    Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments
    Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
    Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid
    Secure enterprise mesh
    Support Four integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 4.0 dBi in 2.4 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for maximum gain is approximately 30 degrees.
    Environmental Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Storage and Transportation Temperature: -40 to 158°F(-40 to 70°C)
    Other Interfaces 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45) Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    PoE-PD: 48 VDC (nominal) 802.3af PoE

    DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm center-positive circular plug with 0.3" (9.5 mm) length
    Visual Indicators (LEDs):
    Power/system status
    Ethernet link status (ENET)
    Radio status (Two: RAD0, RAD1)

    Reset Button: Factory reset
    Serial console interface (RJ-45)
    Kensington security slot
    Power Maximum Power Consumption (Worst-Case): 12.5 W (PoE) or 11.7 W (DC)
    Maximum Power Consumption (Worst-Case): In Idle Mode: 8.4 W (PoE) or 7.7 W (DC)
    Direct DC source: 12 VDC nominal, ±5%
    Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 VDC (nominal) 802.3af-compliant source
    Power sources sold separately
    When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority
    Regulatory FCC/Industry of Canada
    CE Marked
    R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
    Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
    EN 300 328
    EN 301 489
    EN 301 893
    UL/IEC/EN 60950
    EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2
    Reliability MTBF: 711,187 hours at 77°F (25°C) operating temperature
    Certifications CB Scheme safety, cTUVus
    UL2043 plenum rating
    Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.9 x 1.6 x 5.9" (150.0 x 41.5 x 150.0 mm)
    Weight 13.40 oz (380.00 g)
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    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 7.4 x 2.2"

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