Aruba AP-105 Access Point

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The value-priced indoor 802.11n dual-radio, dual-band 105 access point is designed for high-density deployments in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.

The multifunction AP-105 is an affordable indoor 802.11n access point (AP) designed for high-density deployments in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores. The compact, high-speed AP-105 delivers wire-like performance at data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio.

The AP-105 features two 2×2 MIMO dual-band 2.4-GHz/5-GHz radios with two internal omni-directional antennas. With ceiling and wall-mounting options, the AP-105 is built to provide years of trouble-free operation and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Working with Aruba’s line of centralized Mobility Controllers, the AP-105 delivers secure, high-speed network services that move users to a “wireless where possible, wired where necessary” network access model. The network can then be rightsized by eliminating unused Ethernet switch ports and thereby reducing operating costs.

802.11n enables the use of wireless as a primary connection with speed and reliability comparable to a wired LAN. It also increases performance by utilizing techniques such as channel bonding, block acknowledgement and MIMO radios. Advanced antenna technology also increases range and reliability.

The key to ensuring wire-like performance and reliability is Aruba’s unique Adaptive Radio Management and spectrum analysis* capabilities, which manage the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to deliver maximum client performance while mitigating any RF interference.

The multifunction AP-105 can be configured through the Mobility Controller to provide WLAN access with part-time air monitoring, dedicated air monitoring for wireless IPS and spectrum analysis, Remote AP (RAP) functionality or secure enterprise mesh.. The AP-105 features a 100/1000BASE-T Ethernet interface and can operate from standard 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply.


• Value-priced indoor 802.11n dual-radio, dual-band AP for high-density deployments in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.


• 802.11a/b/g/n AP, air monitor (AM) and Remote AP (RAP)

• Spectrum monitor, AM and RAP

• AM and RAP

• Remote AP

• Secure enterprise mesh


• Software-configurable dual radio capable of supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

• Both radios 802.11n capable, implementing 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams, providing up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio


• Automatic transmit power and channel management control with auto coverage hole correction via Adaptive Radio Management (ARM)

• Spectrum analysis remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference. This provides visibility into non-802.11 RF interference sources and their effect on 802.11n channel quality.


• Integrated RAP, secure enterprise mesh point or portal, and wireless intrusion detection and prevention

• Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys


• AP type: Dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor

• 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: Controller-managed, dependent upon configured regulatory domain

• Supported radio technologies:

  • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
  • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 802.11n: 2×2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams

• Supported todulation types:

802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK

802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM

• Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm

• Maximum transmit power:

  • 2.4GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • 5 GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)

• Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance

• Association rates (Mbps):

  • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
  • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
  • 802.11n: MCS0 – MCS15 (6.5 Mbps – 300 Mbps)

• 802.11n high-throughput (HT) Support: HT 20/40

• 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU


• 48 V DC 802.3af power over Ethernet

• 12 V DC for external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)

• Maximum power consumption: 12.5 watts


• 4 x integrated, omni-directional antenna elements (supporting up to 2×2 MIMO with spatial diversity)

• Maximum antenna gain:

  • 2.4 GHz/2.5 dBi
  • 5.150 GHz to 5.875 GHz/4.0 dBi


• Network:

  • 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX

• Power:

  • 1 x DC power connector

• Other:

  • 1 x RJ-45 console interface


• Standard:

  • Wall
  • Tool-less ceiling tile rail (15/16”)

• Optional mounting kit:

  • Solid wall mount bracket
  • Wall box mount bracket (fits standard US single gang wall boxes)
  • Ceiling tile rail adapters (15/16” & 9/16” recessed or non-recessed)


• Dimensions/weight (unit):

  • 132 mm x 135 mm x 45 mm (5.2” x 5.3” x 1.8“)
  • 0.3 kg (10.56 oz)

• Dimensions/weight (shipping):

  • 195 mm x 170 mm x 55 mm (7.7” x 6.7” x 2.2“)
  • 0.44 kg (15.52 oz)


• Operating:

  • Temp: 0° C to 50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing

• Storage and transportation temperature range:

  • Temp: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)


• FCC/Industry of Canada• CE Marked
• R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC• Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
• EN 300 328• EN 301 489
• EN 301 893• UL/IEC/EN 60950
• CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus• Japan MIC/VCCI
• Korea KCC• Brazil ANATEL
• UL2043 Compliant


Part numberDescription
AP-105Aruba 105 AP (802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n)
AP-AC-UNAruba 12 V DC Universal AC Power Adapter Kit – North America, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, EC (Schuko), Australia, China, India, Korea
AP-105-MNTAruba 105 Access Point Mounting Kit for flat surfaces or wall boxes (note: covers DC power interface)
AP-105-MNT-CAruba 105 Access Point Ceiling Mounting Kit (rail adapters)
AP-105-MNT-DCAruba 105 Access Point Mounting Kit for flat surfaces or wall boxes (leaves DC power interface exposed)

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