Aruba 320 Series indoor Wi-Fi 5 access point

This high-performance Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac Wave 2 access point delivers multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)-aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency.

Ideal for high-density environments

Featuring Aruba-enhanced ClientMatch and Aruba Beacon technologies, the 320 Series APs enable high capacity, performance, and efficiency.

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Boost network efficiency

Using MU-MIMO, the 320 Series APs can transmit to multiple clients from its access point at the same time. ClientMatch technology enables performance benefits of MU-MIMO to be realized, resulting in an increased network capacity and a boost in network efficiency, thereby resolving sticky client issues.

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Full IoT platform capabilities

The 320 Series APs include integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio, for advanced location and indoor wayfinding.

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Flexible management options

Available management solutions include Aruba Central (available in cloud-managed and on-premises options), as well as Aruba AirWave, which supports multi-vendor networks. APs can be deployed with zero-touch provisioning to reduce deployment time, centralize configuration, and simplify inventory management.

High-performance connectivity

The 320 Series APs deliver best-in-class Wi-Fi 5 infrastructure for high-density environments.

Dual radio AP with MU-MIMO

A maximum concurrent data rate of 1,733 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (aggregated data rate of 2.3 Gbps)

Maximum data and improved efficiency

802.11ac Wave 2 supports MU-MIMO and 4 spatial streams (4SS).

Support for dual PoE

2x1Gbps PoE Ethernet ports with Intelligent Power Management.

Dynamic Segmentation

Flexible and scalable, our solution automatically enforces consistent policies across wired and wireless networks.

Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)

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

Details and specifications for the Aruba 320 Series APs

High-Performance Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5

11ac Wave 2 radio supports dual-band 4x4 for high performance.

Integrated BLE Radio

IoT radio supports BLE.

Dual PoE Ethernet Ports

2x1Gbps PoE Ethernet ports with Intelligent Power Management

Indoor Access Point Mounting Solution

Supports multiple indoor access point mounting solutions for maximum flexibility

DC Power and RJ45 Console

Support for direct DC power and serial console

Details and specifications for the Aruba 320 Series APs


  • Unique Benefits
    • Dual radio 4x4 802.11ac access point with multi-user MIMO
      • Supports up to 1,733 Mbps in the 5 GHz band (with 4SS/VHT80 clients) and 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (with 4SS/HT40 clients).
    • Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
      • Enables location based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at the same time.
      • Simplifies battery-powered Aruba beacon management.
    • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
      • Minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks, distributed antenna systems, and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment.
    • 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.
    • 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 to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.
      • The Aruba 320 Series Access Points 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.
    • Spectrum analysis
      • Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
    • Intelligent app visibility and control
      • AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to classify and block, prioritize, or limit bandwidth for thousands of applications in a range of categories.
    • Aruba Secure Infrastructure
      • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection and mitigation, and eliminates the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.
      • IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs and IPs, providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats.
      • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys.
      • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.
    Choose Your Operating Mode
    • Aruba 320 Series Access Points offer a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.
      • Controller-managed mode – When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, Aruba 320 Series Access Points offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement, and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
      • Aruba Instant mode – In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP 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. If WLAN requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 320 series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is managed by a Mobility Controller.
      • Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments.
      • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection, and containment.
      • Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid, for identifying sources of RF interference.
      • Secure enterprise mesh.
    • 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.
    320 Series Specifications
    • AP-325 and IAP-325
      • 5 GHz (1,733 Mbps max rate) and 2.4 GHz (600 Mbps max rate) radios, each with 4x4 MIMO support
        and a total of eight integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas
    • AP-324 and IAP-324
      • 5 GHz (1,733 Mbps max rate) and 2.4 GHz (600 Mbps max rate) radios, each with 4x4 MIMO support and a total of four combined, diplexed (dual-band) external RP-SMA antenna connectors
    Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
    • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n 4x4 MIMO
    • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1).
    • Four spatial stream SU-MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to a single client device
    • Three spatial stream MU-MIMO for up to 1,300 Mbps wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
    • 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 2.4835 GHz
      • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
      • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz
      • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
      • 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    • 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 (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
      • 2.4 GHz band: +24 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
      • 5 GHz band: +24 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
      • 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 20-MHz, 40-MHz and 80-MHz 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 beamforming (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: 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
      • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4)
    • 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
    Wi-Fi Antennas
    • AP-324/IAP-324:
      • Four RP-SMA connectors for external dual band antennas. Internal loss between radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry): 2.5 dB in 2.4 GHz and 1.5 dB in 5 GHz.
    • AP-325/IAP-325:
      • Eight integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 4x4 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 4.0 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.7 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling-mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for maximum gain is ~ 30 degrees. Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is 2.7dBi in 2.4GHz and 2.9dBi in 5GHz.
    Other Interfaces
    • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
      • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
      • Load balancing support to achieve platform throughput greater than 1 Gbps
      • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • PoE-PD: 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at PoE
    • DC power interface, accepts 2.1/5.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
    • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
      • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -94dBm receive sensitivity
      • Integrated antenna, -5dBi gain (30 degree downtilt)
      • Can be disabled with configuration
    • Visual indicators (tri-color LEDs): For system and radio status
    • Reset button: Factory reset (during device power up)
    • Serial console interface (RJ-45)
    • Kensington security slot
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 20W (802.3at PoE), 13.5W (802.3af PoE) or 18.5W (DC)
      • Excludes power consumed by external USB device (and internal overhead); this could add up to 6W (POE) or 5.5W (DC) for 5W/1A USB device
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 8W (PoE) or 7W (DC)
    • Direct DC source: 48Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 12 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
      • Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE
      • Power-save mode with reduced functionality from 802.3af PoE
        • USB port disabled
        • Second Ethernet port disabled
        • 2.4 GHz radio in 1x1:1 mode
    • Power sources sold separately
    • When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority
  • Mounting
    • The AP ships with two (white) mounting clips to attach to a 9/16-inch or 15/16-inch flat T-bar drop-tile ceiling.
    • Several optional mount kits are available to attach the AP to a variety of surfaces.
    • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
      • 203 mm (W) x 203 mm (D) x 57 mm (H), 8.0" (W) x 8.0" (D) x 2.2" (H)
      • 950 g/34 oz
    • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
      • 315 mm (W) x 265 mm (D) x 100 mm (H), 12.4" (W) x 10.4" (D) x 3.9" (H)
      • 1,350 g/48 oz
    • Operating:
      • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
      • Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
    • Storage and transportation:
      • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
    • FCC/ISED
    • CE Marked
    • RED Directive 2014/53/EU
    • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
    • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
    • 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: 739,935 hrs (84.5yrs) at +25C operating temperature (AP-325)
    Regulatory Model Numbers
    • AP-324 and IAP-324: APIN0324
    • AP-325 and IAP-325: APIN0325
    • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
    • UL2043 plenum rating
    • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 – Enterprise with CNSA option, Personal (SAE), Enhanced Open (OWE)
    • Bluetooth SIG interoperability certification
    • Passpoint® (Release 2) with ArubaOS and Instant 8.3+
    Minimum Software Version
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Aruba is a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

We’re honored to have been named a Leader 16x in a row. Gartner has also scored Aruba #1 in most use cases (3 of 5) in their 2021 Critical Capabilities report.

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