The affordable 303 Series 802.11ac Wave 2 campus access points deliver high performance to medium density enterprise environments such as schools, retail branches, warehouses, hotels and enterprise offices, where the environment is cost sensitive. As a Unified AP, they can be operated with (ArubaOS mode) or without a controller (InstantOS mode).
The AP-303P includes a second Ethernet port with PoE out to daisy-chain the wired network to connect and power any network device such as IP camera, IoT gateway, or even a second access point. This feature results in reducing the cost and simplifying the installation of multiple devices by sharing switch ports and cabling. The AP-303P has integrated Zigbee radio for IoT connectivity.
With an integrated Bluetooth radio, the 303 APs can be used as an Aruba beacon for advanced location and indoor wayfinding, asset tracking, and proximity-based push notification services. Also for improved network simplicity and security, Dynamic Segmentation automatically enforces real-time device-level access policies on Aruba wired and wireless networks.
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303 Series Ordering Guide
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|CHOOSE YOUR OPERATING MODE|
The Aruba 303 Series Access Points offer a choice of deployment and operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements:
The 303 Series AP is a unified AP that supports both controller-based and controller-less deployment modes, providing maximum flexibility.
Controller-based mode – When deployed in conjunction with an Aruba Mobility Controller, Aruba 303 Series Access Points offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
Controller-less (Instant) mode – The controller function is virtualized in a cluster of APs in Instant mode. As the network grows and/or requirements change, Instant deployments can easily migrate to controller-based mode.
Remote AP (RAP) mode for branch deployments
Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
Spectrum analyzer (SA), dedicated or hybrid, for identifying sources of RF interference
Secure enterprise mesh portal or point
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, the Instant APs are factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.
AP-303 models: single Ethernet
AP-303P models: second Ethernet with PoE out
|WI-FI RADIO SPECIFICATIONS|
AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO and 2.4GHz 802.11n 2×2 MIMO
5GHz (radio 0):
Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2SS VHT80 client devices
Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to two 1SS MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
2.4GHz (radio 1):
Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 300Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2SS HT40 client devices
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 2.4835GHz
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
Configurable in increments of 0.5dBm
Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
2.4GHz band: +21dBm (18dBm per chain)
5GHz band: +21dBm (18dBm per chain)
Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes the impact of 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 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
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)
802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT20/40
802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT20/40/80
802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
AP-303: Internal antenna models.
Two vertically polarized dual-band downtilt omni-directional antennas for 2×2 MIMO with peak antenna gain of 3.3dBi (2.4GHz) and 5.9dBi (5GHz) per antenna.
The antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.
Combining the patterns of both antennas per radio, the peak gain of the average (effective) pattern is 2.1dBi in 2.4GHz and 4.6dBi in 5GHz.
E0: One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
POE-PD: 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3af POE
E1 (AP-303P models only): One 10/100/1000BASE-T
Radio status – Zigbee 802.15.4 radio (AP-303P models only)
DC power interface, accepts 2.1/5.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
Up to 3dBm transmit power (class 2) and -93dBm receive sensitivity
Integrated vertically polarized omnidirectional antenna with roughly 30 degrees downtilt and peak gain of 4.5dBi
Visual indicators (tri-color LEDs): for System and Radio status
Reset button: factory reset (during device power-up), LED mode control (normal/off)
Serial console interface (proprietary, µUSB physical jack)
Kensington security slot
|POWER SOURCES AND CONSUMPTION|
The AP supports direct DC power and Power over Ethernet (PoE)
When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority over PoE
Power sources are sold separately
Direct DC source: 12Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
DC power interface accepts 2.1/5.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3af compliant source
Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 10.1W (PoE) or 8.8W (DC)
Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 4.2W (PoE) or 4.0W (DC)
Direct DC source: 48Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
DC power interface accepts 1.35/3.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
Power over Ethernet (PoE-PD) on E0: 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/at/bt compliant source
PoE-PSE function on E1 disabled when powered by 802.3af PoE
Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 11.3 (PoE) or 11.5 (DC)
Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 6.8 (PoE) or 7.0 (DC)
Power consumption numbers exclude power to support PoE-PSE function on E1
The AP ships with a (black) mount 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; see the Ordering Information section below for details.
Dimensions and weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
150mm (W) x 150mm (D) x 35mm (H) or 5.9″ (W) x 5.9″ (D) x 1.4″ (H)
260g or 9.2oz
Dimensions and weight (shipping):
190mm (W) x 180mm (D) x 60mm (H) or 7.4″ (W) x 7.0″ (D) x 2.4″ (H)
410g or 14.5oz
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)
RED Directive 2014/53/EU
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2
For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
|REGULATORY MODEL NUMBERS|
MTBF: 795khrs (91yrs) at +25C operating temperature
CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
UL2043 plenum rating
Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Passpoint® (Release 2) with ArubaOS and Instant 8.3+
Aruba limited lifetime warranty
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|WARRANTY, SUPPORT, AND SERVICES|
Warranty: For warranty and support information, visit www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/product-warranties/
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