HPE Aruba Networking 303H Series Hospitality Access Point

Cost-effective Wi-Fi 5 (Wave 2) Access Point. A flexible, secure solution ideal for hospitality, branch offices, medical clinics, and remote workstations.

Flexible, secure deployment

Delivers multi-functional access points ideal for hotels, medical clinics, branch offices, and remote work. It enables an always-on user experience with low total cost of ownership.

Easy, adaptable solutions

Easy, adaptable solutions

Combines wireless and wired in a single compact device, easily deployed as a wall-mounted hospitality AP or converted to a desk mount. Deployed with or without a controller.

Highly secure, reliable performance

Highly secure, reliable performance

Provides VPN connectivity to connect to corporate applications while maintaining privacy and compliance. Ideal for remote workers and small branch offices.

IoT platform

IoT platform

Integrated Bluetooth support and IoT expansion radio for Zigbee (optional). The 303H Series APs act as an IoT platform, eliminating the need for an overlay infrastructure.

Reliable connectivity. One device. Wired and wireless.

802.11ac wireless and wired connectivity, three ethernet ports, one device, and a wall-jack or desk stand-mount.

Air Slice for SLA-grade performance

Provides service level agreement-grade performance for latency-sensitive, high-bandwidth, and IoT services.

One compact device

Combines wireless and wired access in a single, compact device on 802.11ac Wave 2 with wall-jack or desk stand-mounting. USB port for cellular backhaul or IoT expansion.

HPE Aruba Networking’s ClientMatch technology

ClientMatch continuously monitors the health of all clients connected to each AP, intelligently grouping them.

HPE Aruba Networking’s Dynamic Segmentation

Automatically enforces consistent policies across all wired and wireless networks, keeping users and devices secure.

Faster speed, stable connections

Maximum concurrent data rate of 867 Mbps (megabits per second) in the 5GHz band for 802.11ac.

Easily attach wired devices

Three local gigabit Ethernet ports to securely attach wired devices to your network, plus PoE connection.

Details and Specifications for the HPE Aruba Networking 303H Series APs

Wall-jack or desk stand-mounting option

Two flexible options ideal for hotels, branch offices, and remote workstations.

High-end dual 2X2 radio

Comes with multi-user MIMO Wi-Fi 5 and supports up to 867Mbps in the 5GHz band.

Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio

Enable IoT location services, asset tracking, and mobile engagement.

Three Ethernet ports + one POE port

Securely attaches wired devices to your network and one port supplying additional power.

Details and Specifications for the HPE Aruba Networking 303H Series APs
  • Overview
    • Unified dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 2x2:2 hospitality and branch AP with internal antennas, three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, PoE out and USB host interface
    • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments
    Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
    • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO and 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO1
    • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
    • 5GHz: Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to up to two (1x1 VHT80) MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
    • 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 300Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 HT40 client devices
    • Support for up to 256 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 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)
      • 5GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2)
      • 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 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 4.3dBi in 2.4GHz and 6.2dBi 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, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is 3.2dBi in 2.4GHz and 4.6dBi 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: Three 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, bottom)
      • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
      • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • One port: PoE-PSE (output): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE
      • Passive pass-through interface (two RJ-45, back and bottom)
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
      • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -93dBm receive sensitivity
      • Integrated antenna with moderately directional pattern and peak gain of 0.9dBi
    • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
      • 3G/4G cellular modems
      • Device battery charging port
      • Capable of supplying up to 1A/5 watts of power to an attached device
    • DC power interface, accepts 1.35/3.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
    • Visual indicators (LEDs):
      • Power/system status
      • Radio status
      • PoE-PSE status
      • Local network port status (3x)
    • 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: 100Mbps
    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 power source: 48Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
      • Unrestricted functionality with direct DC power. When using an 802.3af PoE source, the PoE out (PSE) capability of the 303H is always disabled.
      • Without IPM, both the USB port and PoE out (PSE) capability are disabled when the AP is powered by an 802.3af PoE source, and either the USB port or the PoE out (PSE) capability is disabled when powered by an 802.3at PoE source (PSE capability is disabled by default).
      • When using IPM, the AP may enter power-save mode with reduced functionality when powered by a PoE source (see details on Intelligent Power Monitoring elsewhere in this datasheet)
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 9.7W
      • Excludes power consumed by external USB and/or PoE-PD device (and internal losses); this could add up to 6.1W (PoE) for a 5W/1A USB device and up to 15.6W for a max load (15.4W) 802.3af PoE-PD device
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 4.9W (PoE) or 4.8W (DC)
    • The AP ships with a mounting plate to attach the AP to a single-gang wall-box (most international variations covered). A security screw (T8H) is provided to ensure that the AP cannot (easily) be removed from its mount without a specialized tool.
    • 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.
    • AP-303H
      Dimensions/weight (unit, including single-gang wall box mount plate):

      • 86mm (W) x 40mm (D) x 150mm (H)
      • 350g
    • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
      • 128mm (W) x 63mm (D) x 168mm (H)
      • 470g
    • AP-303HR
      Dimensions/weight (unit, including desk mount and power cord):

      • 86mm (W) x 40mm (D) x 150mm(H)
      • 430g
    • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
      • 293mm (W) x 137mm (D) x 93mm (H)
      • 790g
    • 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 HPE Aruba Networking representative.

    • MTBF: 1,090,000 hours (124 years) at +25C° operating temperature
    Regulatory Model Number
    • AP-303H-xx (all variants): APINH303
    • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
    • UL2043 plenum rating
    • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • Passpoint® (Release 2) with ArubaOS and Instant 8.3+
    HPE Aruba Networking limited lifetime warranty
    Minimum Software Versions
    • ArubaOS™
    • Aruba InstantOS™
    • ArubaOS
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