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by Aruba
Product Line: Aruba Access Points
Product Type: AP-304
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Product Description

The AP-304 Aruba features a ceiling-mountable form factor for indoor use, supporting data link protocols including IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, and IEEE802.11g, across frequency bands of 2.1GHz and 5GHz. It delivers a concurrent data rate of 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band, can manage up to 255 wireless clients per WiFi radio, and supports up to 16 BSSIDs per radio. This model comes with two ceiling mounting clips, has dimensions of 165mm (W) x 165mm (D) x 53.8mm (H), weighs 460g, includes three external detachable antennas, and offers interfaces including 3x aerial- RP-SMA, 1x 1000 Base-T-RJ-45, and 1x USB 2.0- Type A.

Key Feature for the AP-304

  • What is the form factor of this networking hardware?
    The hardware is designed for in-ceiling installation and is intended for indoor use.
  • Which data link protocols does the device support?
    It supports IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, and IEEE 802.11g protocols.
  • Can you detail the frequency bands this device operates on?
    The device operates on 2.1GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.
  • What is the maximum data rate at 5GHz for this model?
    The concurrent data rate at 5GHz is 1300 Mbps.
  • How many wireless clients can be supported per WiFi radio?
    Each WiFi radio can support up to 255 wireless clients.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    Dimensions are 16.5cm (W) x 16.5cm (D) x 3.8cm (H) and it weighs 460g.
  • Describe the antenna specifications for this hardware.
    It comes with three external, detachable antennas.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 50°C, with humidity ranging from 5% to 95% (non-condensing).
  • What interfaces are available on this device?
    It includes 3x aerial- RP-SMA, 1x 1000 Base-T-RJ-45, and 1x USB 2.0- Type A interfaces.
  • What compliance standards does the product meet?
    It meets EN 60950, IEC 60950, CB, UL 2043, FCC, and EN 60601-1-2 standards.

Product Review

The Aruba AP-304 supports a wide range of data link protocols including IEEE 802.11b, a, and g, and operates on both 2.1GHz and 5GHz frequency bands, offering a concurrent data rate of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. This access point can support up to 255 wireless clients per WiFi radio and 16 BSSIDs per radio, but its external antennas are detachable, potentially complicating setup and adjustments for optimal coverage. It is designed for in-ceiling mounting in indoor environments, includes ceiling mounting clips for installation, and boasts a high MTBF of 1,116,000 hours, indicating reliability; however, the necessity for external antennas might not appeal to all deployments.


The Aruba AP-304 is a versatile and high-performance access point designed to meet the demands of modern wireless networks. This model is specifically engineered for in-ceiling, indoor deployments, ensuring a discreet presence without compromising on signal strength or connectivity. The AP-304 supports multiple data link protocols including IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, and IEEE 802.11g, offering flexibility in network configuration and compatibility with a wide range of devices. Operating on dual frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, the AP-304 is capable of delivering a concurrent data rate of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. This high throughput ensures smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading experiences for connected devices. The access point can support up to 255 wireless clients per WiFi radio and allows for the configuration of up to 16 BSSIDs per radio, making it an ideal solution for high-density environments such as offices, schools, and retail spaces. Included with the AP-304 are two ceiling mounting clips, simplifying the installation process and allowing for a secure, snug fit against indoor ceilings. The dimensions of the AP-304 are 16.5cm in width, 16.5cm in depth, and 3.8cm in height, with a weight of 460g, making it compact and lightweight for easy integration into any setting. The AP-304 features three external, detachable antennas, enhancing its ability to broadcast a strong, reliable signal throughout the coverage area. The quantity of antennas contributes to the AP-304's superior performance in challenging RF environments.
  • Interfaces include 3x aerial - RP-SMA for antennas, 1x 1000 Base-T - RJ-45 for Ethernet connectivity, and 1x USB 2.0 - Type A for additional functionality.
  • Designed to operate reliably in a wide range of humidity (5% to 95% non-condensing) and temperature (0°C to 50°C) conditions.
  • Complies with several safety and regulatory standards, including EN 60950, IEC 60950, CB, UL 2043, FCC, and EN 60601-1-2, ensuring safe operation in diverse environments.
The AP-304 boasts a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1,116,000 hours, indicating a high level of reliability and reduced downtime for businesses. This longevity, combined with the AP-304's advanced features and performance capabilities, makes it a smart investment for organizations looking to deploy a scalable, secure, and high-speed wireless network infrastructure. In summary, the Aruba AP-304 access point is engineered for businesses requiring reliable, high-speed wireless connectivity. With its support for multiple data link protocols, high capacity for client connections, and dual-band operation, it offers a robust solution for indoor wireless networking needs. Its compact, lightweight design, coupled with easy installation and compliance with key industry standards, makes it an adaptable choice for a wide range of indoor environments.


Product Number and MakeAruba AP-304
Installation TypeIndoor, Ceiling-Mounted
Communication StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g
Operational Frequency2.1GHz, 5GHz
Data Transfer Rate (5GHz)Up to 1300 Mbps
Maximum Client Connections per Radio255
Maximum BSSIDs per Radio16
Mounting Accessories Included2 Ceiling Mount Clips
Antenna TypeDetachable, External
Number of Antennas3
Humidity Range for Operation (Non-Condensing)5% to 95%
Temperature Range for Operation0°C to 50°C
Connection Ports3x RP-SMA for Antennas, 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, 1x USB 2.0 Type A
Regulatory ComplianceEN 60950, IEC 60950, CB, UL 2043, FCC, EN 60601-1-2
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1,116,000 hours

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