Aruba 203H Access Point

Cost-effective 802.11ac access point for branch offices and hospitality environments

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  • This compact access point ensures the most cost-effective Wi-Fi connectivity for indoor premises including hotel rooms, dormitories, small offices and remote workstations. It’s software configurable to operate in either 1x1 dual radio mode, or 2x2 single radio mode.

    Powered by PoE, it minimizes power consumption with rich features that further facilitates a highly efficient and reliable wireless network, and combines wireless and wired access in a single compact device.

    This AP can be easily mounted to a standard data wall-box using the existing structured cabling system or converted to a desk mounted AP using an optional mounting kit. Also for improved network simplicity and security, Dynamic Segmentation automatically enforces real-time device-level access policies on Aruba wired and wireless networks.

    • Get a big performance advantage

      Patented ClientMatch™ technology improves performance and eliminates sticky client behavior while roaming.
    • Protect service quality over the air

      AppRF technology enables prioritization and policy enforcement for business-critical enterprise apps like Microsoft Lync.
    • You have the freedom to choose

      The AP-203H can be deployed as a wall-mounted hospitality AP or converted to a desk mounted remote AP.
      • Unified flexible radio 802.11ac 2x2:2SS hospitality and branch AP with internal antennas
      • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments
      • 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
      • 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.
      • 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)
      1 256-QAM modulation (802.11ac) supported by the 2.4GHz radio as well.
      • Maximum IPsec encrypted wired throughput: 20Mbps
      • 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
      • AP-203H-xx (all variants): APINH203
      • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
      • UL2043 plenum rating
      • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
      Aruba limited lifetime warranty
      • ArubaOS™
      • Aruba InstantOS™