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by Aruba
Product Line: Aruba AP-205
Product Type: wireless access point
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Product Description

The AP-205 Aruba features dual radio with 2.4-GHz (300 Mbps max rate) and 5-GHz (867 Mbps max rate) radios, each equipped with 2x2 MIMO and four integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas, supporting up to 256 associated client devices per radio and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio. It offers software-configurable dual radio support for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, transmit beamforming (TxBF) for enhanced signal reliability, and a variety of power options including Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a direct DC source, with a maximum power consumption of 12.5 watts (PoE) or 11.7 watts (DC). Designed for indoor use, the AP-205 has a compact form factor of 150 mm x 150 mm x 41.5 mm, a weight of 380 g, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0° C to +40° C.

Key Feature for the AP-205

  • What is the maximum data rate supported by the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios?
    The 2.4-GHz radio supports up to 300 Mbps, while the 5-GHz radio supports up to 867 Mbps.
  • How many client devices can be associated with each radio?
    Each radio can support up to 256 associated client devices.
  • Can the transmit power of the device be adjusted?
    Yes, transmit power is configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm.
  • What type of power sources are supported by this device?
    The device supports Direct DC source at 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) at 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af-compliant source.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device, excluding mount accessories?
    The dimensions are 150 mm x 150 mm x 41.5 mm (W x D x H).
  • What is the weight of the device when shipped?
    The shipping weight of the device is 550 g.
  • What is the range of operating temperatures for the device?
    The operating temperature range is 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F).
  • Are there any security features included with this device?
    Yes, it includes a Kensington security slot and the ability to factory reset via a button during power up.
  • How many spatial streams does the MIMO technology support on this device?
    It supports 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams.
  • What is the maximum power consumption under worst-case scenario?
    The maximum power consumption is 12.5 watts (PoE) or 11.7 watts (DC).

Product Review

The Aruba AP-205 features dual radio capabilities supporting both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands with 2x2 MIMO technology, offering up to 867 Mbps data rates for efficient and fast wireless connectivity. However, its maximum power consumption of 12.5 watts (PoE) could be a drawback for environments aiming for lower energy use. Additionally, the AP supports up to 256 associated client devices per radio and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio, making it scalable for growing network demands, but its performance in high-density environments may be limited compared to more advanced models.


The Aruba AP-205 is an indoor, dual-radio access point that supports both 5-GHz 802.11ac and 2.4-GHz 802.11n standards, offering a versatile solution for businesses seeking to enhance their wireless network infrastructure. This access point is equipped with 2x2 MIMO technology, allowing for two spatial streams and delivering wireless data rates of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. The AP-205 integrates four omni-directional downtilt antennas per radio, optimizing coverage and performance in a variety of deployment scenarios. Key features of the AP-205 include software-configurable dual radios that support both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, ensuring adaptable performance for a wide range of wireless devices. It can support up to 256 associated client devices per radio, with the capability to handle up to 16 BSSIDs per radio, making it a scalable solution for growing businesses. Regulatory domain dictates the available channels, with transmit power adjustable in 0.5 dBm increments, providing flexibility in network design and deployment. The AP-205 employs advanced technologies such as short guard interval for 20-MHz, 40-MHz, and 80-MHz channels, and transmit beamforming (TxBF) for improved signal reliability and network efficiency. Its hardware features include a DC power interface, a Kensington security slot for physical security, a factory reset button, and a serial console interface for management and setup. Power consumption is optimized for efficiency, with a maximum of 12.5 watts when powered over Ethernet (PoE) and 11.7 watts via DC. Idle mode further reduces power usage to 8.4 watts with PoE and 7.7 watts with DC, highlighting its energy-efficient design. The AP-205 is compatible with 802.3af-compliant PoE sources, and can also be powered directly via a 12 Vdc nominal source. The hardware specifications include: - Dimensions (unit, excluding mount accessories): 150 mm x 150 mm x 41.5 mm (W x D x H) - Weight (unit, excluding mount accessories): 380 g - Dimensions (shipping): 190 mm x 187 mm x 57 mm (W x D x H) - Weight (shipping): 550 g Operating conditions are designed to be robust, with the unit functioning optimally between 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F). For storage and transportation, the AP-205 can withstand temperatures ranging from -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F), ensuring durability and reliability in a wide range of environments. In summary, the Aruba AP-205 offers a comprehensive and efficient solution for businesses looking to deploy a high-performance wireless network. Its dual-radio capability, combined with advanced features like MIMO technology and transmit beamforming, make it a powerful component of any modern network infrastructure.


Part Number Aruba AP-205
Manufacturer Aruba
Antenna Configuration Four built-in omni-directional antennas with downtilt
Wireless Capabilities 2.4-GHz up to 300 Mbps, 5-GHz up to 867 Mbps, both with 2x2 MIMO support
AP Classification Indoor usage, supports dual-band operation on 5-GHz 802.11ac and 2.4-GHz 802.11n standards
Radio Frequency Support Configurable for 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands
MIMO Configuration 2x2 MIMO technology, enabling up to two simultaneous data streams
Client Device Support Supports up to 256 client connections per radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
Channel Availability Varies based on regulatory domain settings
Adjustable Transmit Power Power levels can be adjusted in 0.5 dBm steps
Channel Guard Intervals Supports reduced guard intervals for 20-MHz, 40-MHz, and 80-MHz channels
Beamforming Includes Transmit Beamforming for enhanced signal quality and reliability
Power Input DC input accepting a 1.7/4.0-mm plug with 9.5-mm length, center-positive
Security Features Equipped with a Kensington lock slot
Reset Mechanism Includes a button for factory resets during power initialization
Console Port RJ-45 serial interface for console access
Power Consumption (Max) 12.5 watts via PoE, 11.7 watts via DC
Idle Power Consumption (Max) 8.4 watts via PoE, 7.7 watts via DC
DC Power Requirements 12 Vdc nominal, ±5%
PoE Requirements 48 Vdc nominal, compliant with 802.3af
Physical Dimensions (Device) 150 mm x 150 mm x 41.5 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Device Weight 380 grams (excluding mounting hardware)
Package Dimensions 190 mm x 187 mm x 57 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Shipping Weight 550 grams
Operational Temperature Range 0° C to +40° C
Storage Temperature Range -40° C to +70° C

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