Aruba AP-305 Wi-Fi Access Point

BH #ARJX936A • MFR #JX936A
Aruba AP-305 Wi-Fi Access Point
Key Features
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (Dual-Band)
  • Up to 1.6 GHz Total Wi-Fi Throughput
  • 3 x Integrated Antennas
Ideal for medium-density enterprise environments, the AP-305 Access Point from aruba supports the Wi-Fi 5 wireless standard, and it's capable of up to 1.6 GHz of total Wi-Fi throughput. Equipped with three internal antennas, this dual-band access point features a Gigabit Ethernet port that supports PoE+ (Power over Ethernet), ideal for transmitting both data and power over a single cable.

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Aruba AP-305 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Multi-User MIMO Technology
  • 3ClientMatch Technology
  • 4Bluetooth Aruba Beacon
  • 5Advanced Cellular Coexistence
  • 6Part-Time or Dedicated Air Monitoring
  • 7Intelligent App Visibility and Control
  • 8Integrated Wireless Intrusion Protection
  • 9IP Reputation and Security Services
  • 10Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • 11Intelligent Power Monitoring (IPM)
  • 12Additional Operating Modes
  • 13Aruba Activate
  • 14Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • 15Maximum Radio Combining (MRC)
  • 16Cyclic Delay/Shift Diversity (CDD/CSD)
  • 17Space-Time Block Coding (STBC)
  • 18Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC)
  • 19Transmit Beamforming (TxBF)
  • 20Power Sources
  • 21Mounting
  • 22Management
  • 23Quality of Service for Unified Communication Apps
  • 24Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) Technology

Ideal for medium-density enterprise environments, the AP-305 Access Point from aruba supports the Wi-Fi 5 wireless standard, and it's capable of up to 1.6 GHz of total Wi-Fi throughput. Equipped with three internal antennas, this dual-band access point features a Gigabit Ethernet port that supports PoE+ (Power over Ethernet), ideal for transmitting both data and power over a single cable.

Multi-user MIMO technology allows the ceiling-mountable access point to handle multiple simultaneous data streams, while ClientMatch technology helps to direct MU-MIMO-enabled wireless clients to the closest MU-MIMO-capable Aruba access point. An integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio allows for location-based and indoor wayfaring applications.

Note: The access point does not included a power source, such as a DC power adapter or a PoE adapter.

Multi-User MIMO Technology

The Aruba 300 Series supports MU-MIMO technology and three spatial streams. It provides simultaneous data transmission to up to two devices, maximizing data throughput and improving network efficiency.

ClientMatch Technology

ClientMatch technology extends 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 devices together, the network starts taking advantage of the simultaneous transmission to these devices, increasing its overall capacity. These dynamic roaming policies, which are based on device types, help customers achieve optimal WLAN performance in a mixed-device environment.

Bluetooth Aruba Beacon

The 300 Series also has an integrated Bluetooth Low-Energy Aruba Beacon that simplifies the remote management of a network of large-scale battery-powered Aruba Beacons while also providing advanced location and indoor wayfinding, as well as proximity-based push notification capabilities.

Advanced Cellular Coexistence

Minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks, distributed antenna systems, and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment.

Part-Time or Dedicated Air Monitoring

The Aruba 300 Series 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 then block, prioritize, or limit bandwidth for thousands of applications in a range of categories.

Integrated Wireless Intrusion Protection

Offers threat protection and mitigation, and helps to eliminate the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.

IP Reputation and Security Services

Help to identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IPs, ideal for providing protection against advanced online threats.

Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Offers 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. The IPM power-save feature applies when the unit is powered by an 802.11af 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, APs will operate in unrestricted mode.

Additional Operating Modes

  • Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments
  • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection andcontainment
  • Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid, for identifyingsources of RF interference
  • Secure enterprise mesh

Aruba Activate

For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management.

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)

Optimizes the use of available RF spectrum.

Maximum Radio Combining (MRC)

Helps to improve receiver performance.

Cyclic Delay/Shift Diversity (CDD/CSD)

Helps to improve downlink RF performance.

Space-Time Block Coding (STBC)

Helps to boost range and improve reception.

Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC)

Allows for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput.

Transmit Beamforming (TxBF)

Helps to increase signal reliability and range.

Power Sources

The AP supports direct DC power and Power over Ethernet. Power sources are sold separately.


The AP ships with two black mounting clips that attach to a 9/16" or 15/16" flat T-bar drop-tile ceiling.


When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, Aruba 300 Series access points offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.

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.

Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) Technology

Automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness, and helps to ensure that access points stay clear of RF interference, ideal for delivering reliable and high-performance WLANs.

Aruba AP-305 Specs

Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Number of Antennas3
MU-MIMO Support3 x 3
WLAN ModeWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sensitivity-58 to -95 dBm
Antenna Gain3.9 to 5.4 dBi
Transmit Power18 to 23 dBm
Supported ProtocolsAuto-MDIX/MDI
Antenna PlacementInternal
Throughput1300 Mb/s Total
2.4 GHz: 300 Mb/s 
1300 Mb/s Total
5 GHz: 1300 Mb/s 
Ports1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) PoE+
1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
Wireless SecurityWPA, WPA2, WPA3
Lock SlotYes, Kensington
Operation ModesAccess Point
Supported Clients768
Max SSIDs Supported48
Supported IEEE Standards802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az
DC Input Power VDC
Power Consumption<13 W
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Operating Humidity5 to 93%
CertificationsCE, EN 60950-1, FCC, UL, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions6.5 x 6.5 x 1.5" / 165 x 165 x 38 mm
Weight16.23 oz / 460 g

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