Aruba 100 Series Access Points

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Low-Cost 802.11n Wi-Fi
for Enterprises

Low-cost 802.11n Wi-Fi access points for devices in the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands.

These high-performance 802.11n APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio and ensure peak performance by utilizing channel bonding, block acknowledgement and MIMO radios. Advanced antenna technology also increases RF signal range and reliability.

The 105 series of APs features two dual-band 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios with 2×2 MIMO and four integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas, making it ideal for warehouses and high-ceiling deployments. The 104 series features the same radios with external antenna connectors.

Choose your operating mode

The 100 series of APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed mode

    When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 100 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Aruba Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.

  • Aruba Instant™ mode

    In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP is dynamically elected the Virtual Controller, which 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.

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.

Specifications
Advanced Features Wireless radio specifications
  • Wi-Fi Client Optimization:
    • ClientMatch™ technology eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics and utilizing this data to steer mobile devices to the best AP and radio, even while users roam.
  • RF Management:
    • Adaptive Radio Management™ (ARM) technology automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness and ensures that APs stay clear of all sources of RF interference.
  • Spectrum Analysis:
    • Spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
  • Security:
    • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN
    • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and
    • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic
  • Operating Modes:
    • 802.11a/b/g/n Aruba Instant AP
    • 802.11a/b/g/n Mobility Controller-managed AP
    • Air monitor (AM)
    • Secure enterprise mesh
    • Remote AP (RAP) when used with a Mobility Controller
    • Spectrum analyzer when used with a Mobility Controller
Wireless Radio Specifications Power
  • AP type: Dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11n with two spatial streams and up to 300 Mbps per radio
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.400 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 5.875 GHz
  • Available channels: Managed by Virtual Controller or Mobility Controller, 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: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n: 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum transmit power:
    • 2.4 GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
    • 5 GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay diversity for improved downlink RF performance
  • Space time blocking code (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Association rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS15 (6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
  • 48 volts DC 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 12 volts DC external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
  • Maximum power consumption: 12.5 watts
Antenna Interfaces
  • RF interconnect attenuation (between radio and connectors or antennas): 0.5 dB
  • AP-104 and IAP-104: Four RP-SMA connectors for external single-band antennas
  • AP-105 and IAP-105: Four integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 2×2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.0 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz
  • Network: One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • Power: One DC power connector
  • Other: One RJ-45 console interface
Mounting Mechanical
  • Included with AP:
    • Molded mounting tabs for attaching to 15/16” T-bar drop-tile ceiling
    • Slotted tabs for screw mounting to a wall, ceiling or other flat surface
  • Optional mounting kits (one per AP recommended):
    • AP-105-MNT-C: One 9/16” and one 15/16” T-bar drop-tile ceiling adapter
    • AP-105-MNT: One stand-off box for mounting to a flat surface when using PoE
    • AP-105-MNT-DC: One stand-off box for mounting to a flat surface when using AC adapter
  • Dimensions/weight (unit):
    • 132 mm x 135 mm x 45 mm (5.2” x 5.3” x 1.8“)
    • 0.3 kg (.66 lb)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 195 mm x 170 mm x 55 mm (7.7” x 6.7” x 2.2“)
    • 0.44 kg (.97 lb)
Environmental Regulatory
  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation temperature range:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
  • 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, EN60601-1-2
  • Korea KCC
  • Mexico NOM/COFETEL
  • Japan MIC/VCCI
  • Brazil ANATEL
  • China SRRC/CCC
  • AS/NZS 4260, 4771, 3548

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

Certifications Warranty
  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n

Limited lifetime warranty

Minimum ArubaOS Version
  • AP-104: ArubaOS 6.1.3.0 on an Aruba Mobility Controller
  • AP-105: ArubaOS 3.4.1.0 on an Aruba Mobility Controller