Aruba 203H Series Indoor Hospitality Wi-Fi 5 Access Point

This compact and cost-effective Wi-Fi 5 access point is ideal for branch offices and hospitality. Highly secure, the 203H ensures corporate applications work remotely without disruption.

A Wi-Fi experience designed for remote workers

This cost-effective and secure access point offers wired and wireless options with the ability to choose deployment and operating modes.

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Cost-effective access points for work from anywhere

The compact and efficient 203H Series Wi-Fi 5 standards APs deliver reliable and secure connectivity while minimizing costs and complexity.

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Improved power consumption

Powered by PoE, the 203H Series APs minimize power consumption. It facilitates a highly efficient and reliable wireless network, while offering wireless and wired access in a single compact device.

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Highly secure and reliable

Integrated wireless intrusion, IP reputation, and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IPs providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats.

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Choose your deployment and operating modes

The flexible 203H Series APs can be easily wall-mounted using the existing structured cable systems, or converted to a desk-mounted access point with the optional desk mount kit. It can also be deployed in either controller-based or controller-less deployment mode.

802.11ac access point that’s ideal for remote work

Secure and fast, the 203H Series APs provide cost-effective network access to corporate resources for branch offices and hospitality.

Flexible radio architecture

Software configurable to operate in either 1x1 dual radio mode, or 2x2 single radio dual-band mode.

Supports up to 867Mbps in the 5GHz band (with 2SS/VHT80 clients) or up to 400Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (with 2SS/VHT40 clients). In 1x1 dual radio mode, these max speeds are up to 433Mbps (5GHz) and 200Mbps (2.4GHz).

Minimize RF interference with ARM

Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness, and ensures that access points stay clear of all sources of RF interference to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.

Policy-based access control

Dynamic Segmentation enforces real-time, device-level access policies on Aruba wired and wireless networks.

Intelligent app visibility with AppRF

AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to classify and block, prioritize, or limit bandwidth for thousands of applications in a range of categories.

Details and specifications for the Aruba 203H Series APs

Dual-Band Capable Wi-Fi 5 Flex Radio

11ac radio that supports single-band 2x2 or dual-band 1x1

Support for USB IoT Radio

Support for the plug-in USB IoT Radio Module (LS-BT1USB) for location services

Support for Wall and Desk Mount

Support for wall and desk mount solutions, compatible with 303H brackets for ease of upgrading

1G Ethernet for Uplink

1x1Gbps PoE Ethernet ports for uplink on the back of the access point

2x1G Local Ethernet

2x1G local ethernet for wired downlink

Details and specifications for the Aruba 203H Series APs


  • AP-203H Series Specifications
    • Unified flexible radio 802.11ac 2x2:2SS hospitality and branch AP with internal antennas
    • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments
    Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
    • AP type: Indoor, flexible radio:
      • 5GHz 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO OR 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO1, or
      • 5GHz 802.11ac 1x1 AND 2.4GHz 802.11n 1x11
    • Software-configurable radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and/or 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
    • 5GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT80 client devices
    • 2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 400Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT40 client devices (300Mbps for HT40 802.11n client devices)
    • Support for up to 32 associated client devices per radio, and up to 8 BSSIDs per radio
    • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
      • 2.400 to 2.4835GHz
      • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
      • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
      • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
      • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Maximum (conducted) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
      • 2.4GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
      • 5GHz band: +16 dBm per chain, +19 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
      • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
    • 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 (2x2 mode)
    • 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 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
      • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 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

    1 256-QAM modulation (802.11ac) supported by the 2.4GHz radio as well.

    Wi-Fi Antennas
    • Two integrated dual-band moderately directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum individual antenna gain of 4.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 6.0dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the AP. The horizontal beamwidth is roughly 120 degrees.
      • Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios (in 2x2 mode), the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is 2.3dBi in 2.4GHz and 3.4dBi in 5GHz.
    Other Interfaces
    • Uplink: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
      • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
      • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • PoE-PD (input): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/at PoE
    • Local: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, bottom)
      • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
      • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • Passive pass-through interface (two RJ-45, back and bottom)
      • USB host interface (Type A connector)
      • For Aruba LS-BT1USB BLE radio modules only
    • Visual indicators (LEDs):
      • Power/system status
      • Radio status
      • Local network port status
    • Reset/LED control button (“paperclip access”)
      • Factory reset (when activated during device power up)
      • LED control: toggle off/normal
    • Serial console interface (custom, uUSB physical jack)
  • Encrypted Throughput
    • Maximum IPsec encrypted wired throughput: 20Mbps
    Power Sources and Consumption
    • The AP is powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • An optional PoE power injector is sold separately
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 7.4W.
    • Includes up to 100mW for an attached USB BLE module
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 3.9W.
    • The AP ships with a mounting plate to attach the AP to a single-gang wall-box (most international variations covered). The AP securely attaches to the plate; a custom security tool to remove the AP from the plate ships with the product.
    • Several optional mount kits are available to attach the AP to a dual-gang wall-box, directly to the wall, or to support desk mounting.
    • Dimensions/weight (unit,including single-gang wall box mount plate):
      • 86mm (W) x 26.5mm (D) x 140mm (H)
      • 225g
    • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
      • 115mm (W) x 47mm (D) x 165mm (H)
      • 290g
    • Operating:
      • Temperature: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)
      • Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
    • Storage and transportation:
      • 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 and EN 60601-1-2

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

    • MTBF: 780,000 hours (89 years) at +25C° operating temperature
    Regulatory Model Number
    • AP-203H-xx (all variants): APINH203
    • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
    • UL2043 plenum rating
    • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Minimum Software Version
    • ArubaOS™
    • Aruba InstantOS™
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