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ArubaOS User Guide

This User Guide describes the features supported in ArubaOS 8.x and provides instructions and examples to configure Mobility Master, managed devices, and access points. This guide is intended for system administrators responsible for configuring and maintaining wireless networks and assumes administrator knowledge in Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking technologies.

 

Throughout this document, branch controller and local controller are termed as a managed device.

What's New In ArubaOS 8.4.0.0

This section lists the new features, enhancements, or hardware platforms introduced in ArubaOS 8.4.0.0.

New Features

Table 1: New Features in ArubaOS 8.4.0.0

Enhancements

Description

802.1X Authentication

Starting from this release, the 802.1X802.1X is an IEEE standard for port-based network access control designed to enhance 802.11 WLAN security. 802.1X provides an authentication framework that allows a user to be authenticated by a central authority. authentication is an independent process.

802.11ad Support

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11ad, also known as WiGig, is a multi-gigabit Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. technology that allows managed devices to communicate at multi gigabit speeds over a 60 GHzGigahertz. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.. This technology comprises two radios, 5 GHzGigahertz. and 60 GHzGigahertz..

802.11ax Support

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11ax, also known as High-Efficiency WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. (HEW), is a multi-gigabit Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. technology that allows managed devices to communicate on both the 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. frequency bandsBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation..

802.11w Support for Tunnel Mode

The 802.11w standard is now supported in tunnel mode with a Virtual AP configured with WPA3 security mode.

Adding AP's MAC address in redirection URL

An AP's MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address is added to the redirection URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. when external captive portalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. servers are used.

Admin Password Recovery

Starting from this release, ArubaOS allows you to disable the default password recovery feature and create an alternate password recovery user to reset the admin password.

Analytics Integration with Airmatch

ArubaOS is now integrated with Aruba's Network Analytics and Assurance solution, NetInsight. The analytics engine in NetInsight can push radio profile EIRPEffective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. recommendations, channel-bandwidth recommendations, and regulatory domain profile recommendations to an AP.

AP Packet Capture

AP Packet Capture feature allows you to manually start capturing AP packets on an access point that is UP and download the files easily using the WebUI.

ARM Profile Configuration

The following ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. profile configuration parameters are available only on standalone controllers and legacy Master controller.

Assignment

Allowed bands for 40 MHz channels

80 MHz support

Max TX EIRP

Min TX EIRP

Auto-Provisioning of APs

Starting from this release, ArubaOS supports auto-provisioning of APs by assigning pre-defined rules to new APs. This feature also enables bulk provisioning of APs with different attributes.

Backward Compatibility

ArubaOS introduces the Backward Compatibility feature that enables managed devices to receive register requests on the older TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 80. This option is beneficial when managed devices and Instant APs have not been upgraded to ArubaOS 8.4.0.0 simultaneously in a network.

ClientInsight for ArubaOS

ClientInsight is designed to support the next generation data-driven wireless network automation. It is an integration of ClientMatch and NetInsight.

Configuring AirMatch

A toggle switch is added to enable the Automatically deploy AirMatch optimizations setting in the WebUI.

Configuring ClientMatch

A single checkbox is added to enable or disable both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio settings in the WebUI.

Configuring Concurrent Sessions

A check is added to limit the number of concurrent sessions that an administrator account can maintain.

Configuring Multizone

Starting from this release, ArubaOS supports configuration of either or both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in one data zone of an AP MultiZone profile.

Configuring Preferred Uplink

Starting ArubaOS 8.4.0.0 ethernet port1 can be configured as the primary uplink and ethernet port0 can be configured as the downlink interface, in an active-standby uplink mode of deployment. This enhancement is supported in AP-318, AP-374, AP-375, and AP-377.

Dashboard Monitoring

The following changes are introduced:

New Dashboard page is not supported in the Master controller mode.

The Access Points table contains a delete option to remove unprovisioned or unused access points.

Dynamic Segmentation

The Dynamic Segmentation solution is Aruba's ability to assign policy (roles), to a wired port based on the access method of a client.

Starting from this release IPv6 support for Aruba Dynamic Segmentation solution is available.

Enhanced Open Security

ArubaOS supports enhanced open security that reduces exposure of user data to passive traffic snooping.

Enhancement to 802.1X Supplicant Support on an AP

Starting from this release, ArubaOS allows you to add an FQDNFully Qualified Domain Name. FQDN is a complete domain name that identifies a computer or host on the Internet. as a suffix to an AP name or a group of APs for factory certificates with EAP-TLSEAP–Transport Layer Security. EAP-TLS is a certificate-based authentication method supporting mutual authentication, integrity-protected ciphersuite negotiation and key exchange between two endpoints. See RFC 5216. supplicant support.

Enhancements to AP Heartbeat

Starting from this release, ArubaOS provides additional security by enabling the controller to age out the APs based on the AP heartbeat interval.

Enhancements to Uplink Configuration

The uplink configuration is simplified and enhanced to configure multiple WANWide Area Network. WAN is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance. paths to the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. Concentrator for a branch office network by allowing you to specify the link type and link names.

EST Support for Cluster

The cluster members use enrolled certificate for IPsecInternet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. tunnel authentication instead of using factory certificates.

External Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users.

Starting from this release, ArubaOS supports External Captive portalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. for IPv6.

Green AP

Starting from this release, ArubaOS supports Green AP feature where based on the feeds, the feature dynamically enables, disables, or reduces functionality of an allocated AP to reduce the consumption of energy.

Hub and Spoke VPN Support

ArubaOS provides support for Hub and Spoke VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. which enables automatic VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. tunnel establishment with the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. concentrators for managed devices in a branch network.

Implementing Management User Audits

The administrator can track the following details:

Location of the last successful login

Date and time stamp of the last successful login

Number of successful attempts over a period of time

Number of unsuccessful attempts since the last successful login

Implementing Password Validation

When a PSKPre-shared key. A unique shared secret that was previously shared between two parties by using a secure channel. This is used with WPA security, which requires the owner of a network to provide a passphrase to users for network access. based management user changes the password, a check is added to ensure that there is at least a difference of 8 characters between the new password and the old password.

IoT

ArubaOS supports IoTInternet of Things. IoT refers to the internetworking of devices that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity features allowing data exchange over the Internet. applications through multiple transport mechanisms, payload encoding, payload content, and periodicity of information updates.

IP Conflict detection

Starting from this release, APs can detect and resolve an IP conflict.

IPsec Support

A Remote AP supports IPv6 clients in Split-Tunnel forwarding mode in a VAP profile.

Jumbo Frame Support

Starting from this release, ArubaOS supports Jumbo Frames on Mobility Controller Virtual Appliance. For more information, see the ArubaOS Virtual Appliance Installation Guide.

License Management with ASP

ArubaOS License Automation feature is supported where the Mobility Master obtains the ArubaOS licenses from ASP or LMSLocal Management Switch. In multi-controller networks, each controller acts as an LMS and terminates user traffic from the APs, processes, and forwards the traffic to the wired network. automatically. The users need not manually add the licenses on the Mobility Master.

Maintaining Standard Mandatory Notice and Consent Banner

Starting from this release, the managed device must retain the Standard Mandatory Notice and Consent Banner on the screen until the administrator acknowledges the usage conditions and takes explicit actions to log on for further access.

Mesh auto role detection

ArubaOS introduces the mesh auto parameter under mesh role. Mesh auto enables auto-detection of mesh point or mesh portal based on system initialization or operation.

Netdestination and Netservice Aliases

Starting from this release, ArubaOS WebUI supports configuration of Netdestination and Netservice aliases.

Optional AP Configuration Settings

The following changes are introduced:

Support for IPv6 address between the AP and the location server (AeroScout/RTLSReal-Time Location Systems. RTLS automatically identifies and tracks the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or other contained area.).

A new parameter, AP USB Power mode, to enable or disable the USBUniversal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. port on various AP platforms that have external USBUniversal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. ports.

Provisioning 4G USB Modems on Remote Access Points

Remote APs support the use of AT&T ZTE MF861 and Inseego U730L USBUniversal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. 4GFourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. modems to provide internet backhaul on a network.

Remote AP support with Cluster behind NAT

Remote APs can map the managed device’s private address to a public space by obtaining the private IP and public IP address mapping from a cluster. Therefore, the cluster behind NATNetwork Address Translation. NAT is a method of remapping one IP address space into another by modifying network address information in Internet Protocol (IP) datagram packet headers while they are in transit across a traffic routing device. is supported with Remote APs.

RF Management Configuration

The following RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. management configuration parameters are available only on the Mobility Master.

Max Channel Bandwidth

Min Channel Bandwidth

Min EIRP

Max EIRP

eirp-offset

RTP Traffic without Changing DSCP Value

ArubaOS allows passing the RTPReal-Time Transport Protocol. RTP is a network protocol used for delivering audio and video over IP networks. traffic without changing the DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. value set by the end user device.

Scheduled Cluster Upgrade

ArubaOS allows scheduling upgrade of clusters at a scheduled time.

Scheduling Upgrade

ArubaOS allows scheduling upgrade of managed devices and clusters at scheduled time.

SES-imagotag ESL System

ArubaOS introduces the support for SES-imagotag’s Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) system.

Support for Captive Portal URL VSA

ArubaOS supports Aruba-Captive-Portal-URL VSAVendor-Specific Attribute. VSA is a method for communicating vendor-specific information between NASs and RADIUS servers. attribute to dynamically redirect users to Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. home page.

Support for channels 169 and 173

ArubaOS supports channel 169 and 173 for outdoor APs on 5 GHzGigahertz. channel.

Support for ClearPass Policy Manager Downloadable User Roles in Cluster Deployments

ArubaOS supports downloadable user roles for tunneled and wireless users in cluster deployments.

Support for Multiple PPPoE uplinks

Starting from this release, the managed device can be configured to support the same gatewayGateway is a network node that allows traffic to flow in and out of the network. IP address over multiple PPPoEPoint-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE is a method of connecting to the Internet, typically used with DSL services, where the client connects to the DSL modem. uplinks.

Support for Redirect-DNS

User can redirect the domain to a dedicated DNSDomain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. server in IPv4 and IPv6 domain.

Support for Smart AMON

AMONAdvanced Monitoring. AMON is used in Aruba WLAN deployments for improved network management, monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. feeds are now made programmable and cloud friendly to help minimize the AMONAdvanced Monitoring. AMON is used in Aruba WLAN deployments for improved network management, monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. telemetry traffic between the controller and the Cloud.

Support for SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol. SNMP is a TCP/IP standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. Devices that typically support SNMP include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and more. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.  Traps

A controller's SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol. SNMP is a TCP/IP standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. Devices that typically support SNMP include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and more. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.  traps can now be sent over Websocket.

Support for Static IP Routing using Automatic VPN Tunnel

ArubaOS supports forwarding of IP routes using the IPsecInternet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. tunnel to VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. Concentrator that is established using the Hub and Spoke VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. configuration in a branch network.

Support for trusted and untrusted VLANs

A single IPv4 and IPv6 Layer-2 GREGeneric Routing Encapsulation. GRE is an IP encapsulation protocol that is used to transport packets over a network. tunnel can carry both trusted and untrusted VLANsVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN..

Support for Unicode Characters

Support for unicode characters in ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. is added.

Support for Wired AP mode

ArubaOS supports Wired AP mode to bridge the port E1 and port E0 wired traffic.

Support for WPA3

ArubaOS supports WPA3-based security enhancements including SAE and WPA3-Enterprise.

Traffic Analysis

The Web Content Classification (WebCC) feature supports classification of both IPv4 and IPv6 sessions.

Using ZTP with DHCP to provision Managed Devices

The managed device can get the information required for provisioning from a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server instead of Activate. Option 43 of DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  can be used for broadcasting the master information to the managed devices.

VIA Client Audit

Starting from this release, when a user authenticates and accesses the VIA client, a notification with details about the last successful logon date and time stamp is provided.

VIA Unique Identifier

Client's MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network.  address is used as the unique identifier when authentication is sent to ClearPass Policy Manager.

VIA VPN Client Capability

The VIA client provides a new Vendor Identifier string to enable forwarding of Layer-2 GREGeneric Routing Encapsulation. GRE is an IP encapsulation protocol that is used to transport packets over a network. tunnel.

VIA VPN client visibility

The VIAVirtual Intranet Access. VIA provides secure remote network connectivity for Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows mobile devices and laptops. It automatically scans and selects the best secure connection to the corporate network. client users are separately displayed on the WebUI for VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. client visibility. A separate GSM channel is added to support this feature and the VIAVirtual Intranet Access. VIA provides secure remote network connectivity for Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows mobile devices and laptops. It automatically scans and selects the best secure connection to the corporate network. users are published only to existing user and ip_user channels.

WebUI enhancements

The following enhancements are introduced in the WebUI:

Drag and Drop

Edit Action

WIDS AMPDU Optimization

Starting from this release, you can configure to reduce the number of frames copied for the purpose of WIDSWireless Intrusion Detection System. WIDS is an application that detects the attacks on a wireless network or wireless system. aggregate MPDUMAC Protocol Data Unit. MPDU is a message exchanged between MAC entities in a communication system based on the layered OSI model. optimization from the AP system profile.

WMM DSCP mapping

WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. mapping supports IPv6 packets only in the upstream direction of the decrypt tunnel mode.

Zeroizing TPM Keys

Starting from this release, you can zeroize a cryptographic module, this involves erasing sensitive parameters such as electronically stored data, cryptographic keys, and critical security parameters from a controller or an AP to prevent disclosure of information if the equipment is permanently and irreversibly decommissioned.

Table 2: New Hardware Platforms in ArubaOS 8.4.0.0

 

Check with your local Aruba sales representative on new managed devices and access points availability in your country.

Hardware

Description

AP-303P Campus Access Points

The ArubaAP-303P access points are high-performance dual-radio wireless devices that support IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Wave 2 standard. The AP uses MU-MIMOMulti-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output. MU-MIMO is a set of multiple-input and multiple-output technologies for wireless communication, in which users or wireless terminals with one or more antennas communicate with each other. technology to provide secure wireless connectivity for both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. 802.11b802.11b is a WLAN standard often called Wi-Fi and is backward compatible with 802.11. Instead of the Phase-Shift Keying (PSK) modulation method used in 802.11 standards, 802.11b uses Complementary Code Keying (CCK) that allows higher data speeds and makes it less susceptible to multipath-propagation interference. 802.11b operates in the 2.4 GHz band and the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps., 802.11g802.11g offers transmission over relatively short distances at up to 54 Mbps, compared with the 11 Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11b standard. 802.11g employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), the modulation scheme used in 802.11a, to obtain higher data speed. Computers or terminals set up for 802.11g can fall back to speed of 11 Mbps, so that 802.11b and 802.11g devices can be compatible within a single network., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. and 5 GHzGigahertz. 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. networks. The AP provides the following capabilities:

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps., 802.11b802.11b is a WLAN standard often called Wi-Fi and is backward compatible with 802.11. Instead of the Phase-Shift Keying (PSK) modulation method used in 802.11 standards, 802.11b uses Complementary Code Keying (CCK) that allows higher data speeds and makes it less susceptible to multipath-propagation interference. 802.11b operates in the 2.4 GHz band and the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps., 802.11g802.11g offers transmission over relatively short distances at up to 54 Mbps, compared with the 11 Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11b standard. 802.11g employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), the modulation scheme used in 802.11a, to obtain higher data speed. Computers or terminals set up for 802.11g can fall back to speed of 11 Mbps, so that 802.11b and 802.11g devices can be compatible within a single network., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. operation as a wireless access point

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps., 802.11b802.11b is a WLAN standard often called Wi-Fi and is backward compatible with 802.11. Instead of the Phase-Shift Keying (PSK) modulation method used in 802.11 standards, 802.11b uses Complementary Code Keying (CCK) that allows higher data speeds and makes it less susceptible to multipath-propagation interference. 802.11b operates in the 2.4 GHz band and the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps., 802.11g802.11g offers transmission over relatively short distances at up to 54 Mbps, compared with the 11 Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11b standard. 802.11g employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), the modulation scheme used in 802.11a, to obtain higher data speed. Computers or terminals set up for 802.11g can fall back to speed of 11 Mbps, so that 802.11b and 802.11g devices can be compatible within a single network., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. operation as a wireless air monitor

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps., 802.11b802.11b is a WLAN standard often called Wi-Fi and is backward compatible with 802.11. Instead of the Phase-Shift Keying (PSK) modulation method used in 802.11 standards, 802.11b uses Complementary Code Keying (CCK) that allows higher data speeds and makes it less susceptible to multipath-propagation interference. 802.11b operates in the 2.4 GHz band and the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps., 802.11g802.11g offers transmission over relatively short distances at up to 54 Mbps, compared with the 11 Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11b standard. 802.11g employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), the modulation scheme used in 802.11a, to obtain higher data speed. Computers or terminals set up for 802.11g can fall back to speed of 11 Mbps, so that 802.11b and 802.11g devices can be compatible within a single network., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. spectrum monitor

Compatibility with IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.3af802.3af is an IEEE standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) version that supplies up to 15.4W of DC power. See PoE., 802.11at, and 802.11bt PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port.

Supports PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. (E1 port) with PSE power

Integrated BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption./Zigbee radio

For complete technical details, see the Aruba303 Series Campus Access Points datasheet. For installation instructions, see the ArubaAP-303P Campus Access Points Installation Guide.

AP-387 Access Points

The Aruba AP-387 outdoor access points are high-performance dual-radio wireless devices that support IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.11ad Wave 2 standard. The AP uses MU-MIMOMulti-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output. MU-MIMO is a set of multiple-input and multiple-output technologies for wireless communication, in which users or wireless terminals with one or more antennas communicate with each other. (Multi-User Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology to provide secure mesh connectivity for both 5 GHzGigahertz. 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps., 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz., and 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band., and 60 GHzGigahertz. 802.11ad Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. networks. The AP-387 series access point can be deployed in either a controller-based (ArubaOS) or controller-less (InstantOS) network environment.

This AP provides the following capabilities:

Point-to-point mesh deployment in 5 GHzGigahertz. and 60 GHzGigahertz. radios only

Compatibility with IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.3af802.3af is an IEEE standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) version that supplies up to 15.4W of DC power. See PoE. and IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 802.3at802.3at is an IEEE standard for PoE version that supplies up to 25.5W of DC power. See PoE+. PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. power sources

Integrated BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. radio

NOTE: AP-387 does not support wireless access.

For complete technical details and installation instructions, see Aruba AP-387 Series Outdoor Access Points Installation Guide.

AP-514 and AP-515 Access Points

The Aruba 510 Series Campus APs (AP-514 and AP-515) are high-performance, multi-radio wireless devices that can be deployed in either controller-based (ArubaOS) or controller less (Aruba Instant) network environments. These APs deliver high performance concurrent 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. 802.11ax Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. functionality with MIMOMultiple Input Multiple Output. An antenna technology for wireless communications in which multiple antennas are used at both source (transmitter) and destination (receiver). The antennas at each end of the communications circuit are combined to minimize errors and optimize data speed. radios (2x2 in 2.4 GHzGigahertz., 4x4 in 5 GHzGigahertz.), while also supporting legacy 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps./b/g/n/ac wireless services.

The Aruba 510 Series Campus APs are equipped with an integrated BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. and Zigbee radio that provide the following capabilities:

Location beacon applications

Wireless console access

IoTInternet of Things. IoT refers to the internetworking of devices that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity features allowing data exchange over the Internet. gatewayGateway is a network node that allows traffic to flow in and out of the network. applications

EthernetEthernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. ports on the access points are used to connect the device to the wired networking infrastructure and provide (802.3at802.3at is an IEEE standard for PoE version that supplies up to 25.5W of DC power. See PoE+. class 4) PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. power to the device. The access points are equipped with a USBUniversal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. -A port that is compatible with selected cellular modems and other peripherals. When active, this port can supply up to 5W/1A to a connected device.

The following features are targeted for future releases and are currently not supported on the Aruba 510 Series Campus APs:

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)

Multi User MIMOMultiple Input Multiple Output. An antenna technology for wireless communications in which multiple antennas are used at both source (transmitter) and destination (receiver). The antennas at each end of the communications circuit are combined to minimize errors and optimize data speed.

Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)

BSSBasic Service Set. A BSS is a set of interconnected stations that can communicate with each other. BSS can be an independent BSS or infrastructure BSS. An independent BSS is an ad hoc network that does not include APs, whereas the infrastructure BSS consists of an AP and all its associated clients. Coloring

Target Wait Time (TWT)

Multi BandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. Operation (MBO)

Spectrum analysis

Mesh

Cellular modem support

512 associated clients per radio (currently limited to 230 clients)

For complete technical details see the Aruba 510 Series Access Points Datasheet. For installation instructions, see the Aruba 510 Series Access Points Installation Guide.

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