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Aruba AP Comparison   550 Series 530 Series510 Series
SW Type UnifiedUnifiedUnified
Number of Radios 2 to 322
Supported Bands DBDBDB
Wi-Fi Generations 802.11ax802.11ax802.11ax
Highest Order Modulation 1024-QAM1024-QAM1024-QAM
Supported Bandwidths 20/40 (2.4GHz) 20/40/80/160 (5GHz)20/40 (2.4GHz) 20/40/80/160 (5GHz)20/40 (2.4GHz) 20/40/80/160 (5GHz)
Radio MIMO Type 4×4:4 (2.4GHz) 8×8:8 or dual 4×4:4 (5GHz)4×4:4 (2.4GHz) 8×8:8 or dual 4×4:4 (5GHz)4×4:4 (2.4GHz) 8×8:8 or dual 4×4:4 (5GHz)
DL-MU-MIMO YesYesYes
UL-MU-MIMO YesYesNo
OFDMA YesYesYes
Max Number of Resource Units (OFDMA) 373716
Max Number of BSSIDS (per radio) 161616
Max Number of Associated Clients (per radio) 10241024512
Practical maximum client count indication (per radio) 150150100
Max Tx power (per radio chain, MCS0) 2.4GHz/5GHz18 dBm  18 dBm18 dBm  18 dBm18 dBm  18 dBm
RF connectors (RP-SMA)N/A4xDB (AP-534)2xDB + 2SB (AP-514)
Integrated antennas12x omni downtilt (AP-555)8x omni downtilt (AP-535)6x omni downtilt (AP-515)
Antenna polarization diversityYes, fixedYes, fixedYes, fixed
Network interfaces2x5GE2x5GE1×2.5GE + 1xGE
802.3az (EEE) supportYesYesYes
BLE radioYesYesYes
802.15.4 radio (Zigbee)YesYesYes
USB host interface, max powerYes, 5WYes, 5WYes, 5W
Console portµUSB serialµUSB serialµUSB serial
PoE PD power802.3at/bt802.3at/bt802.3af/at/bt
PoE PSENoNoNo
DC power support48V48V12V
Ships with AC to DC adapterNoNoNo
AC power supportNoNoNo
IPM (Intelligent Power Monitoring)YesYesYes
Restrictions from 802.3at POE (without IPM)USB, 2nd Ethernet,
4×4 on both radios
USB, 2nd EthernetUSB power budget (4W)
Temperature range0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C
Enclosure volume (mm, unit only, with default mount)260 x 260 x 58240 x 240 x 57200 x 200 x 46
Weight (unit only)1570g1270g810g
Plenum ratedYesYesYes
Lifetime warrantyYesYesYes
Minimum AOS SW version8.5.0.08.5.0.08.4.0.0
Minimum Instant SW version8.5.0.08.5.0.08.4.0.0
Spectrum analysis supportYesYesYes
Maximum power consumption – active (excluding USB, PoE PSE)32.6W (DC)
25.1W (1x 802.3at)
38.2W (802.3bt)
23.3W (DC)
23.3W (802.3at)
26.4W (802.3bt)
16.0W (DC)
13.5W (802.3af)
20.8W (802.3at/bt)
Maximum power consumption – idle (excluding USB, PoE PSE)15.1W (DC)
15.0W (PoE)
14.3W (DC)
13.3W (PoE)
9.7 (DC)
12.6W (PoE)
Max power consumption – deep sleep3.6W (DC)
3.8W (PoE)
3.6W (DC)
3.8W (PoE)
1.5W (DC)
5.9W (PoE)
Max IPsec encrypted wired throughput (RAP mode)500500100
Aruba AP Comparison   500 Series340 Series330 Series
SW Type UnifiedUnifiedAOS/Instant
Number of Radios 222
Supported Bands DBDB (D5)DB
Wi-Fi Generations 802.11ax802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
Highest Order Modulation 1024-QAM64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
Supported Bandwidths 20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80 (5GHz)
20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80/(80+80) (5GHz)
20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80/(80+80) (5GHz)
Radio MIMO Type 2×2:2 (2.4GHz)
2×2:2 (5GHz)
4×4:44×4:4
DL-MU-MIMO YesYes (5GHz)Yes (5GHz)
UL-MU-MIMO NoNoNo
OFDMA YesNoNo
Max Number of Resource Units (OFDMA) 8N/AN/A
Max Number of BSSIDS (per radio) 161616
Max Number of Associated Clients (per radio) 256256256
Practical maximum client count indication (per radio) 75100100
Max Tx power (per radio chain, MCS0) 2.4GHz/5GHz18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
RF connectors (RP-SMA)2x RPSMA (AP-504)4xDB + 4x5G (AP-344)4xDB (AP-334)
Integrated antennasOmni (AP-505)8x omni downtilt (AP-345)12x omni downtilt (AP-335)
Antenna polarization diversityYesYes, fixedYes, dynamic
Network interfaces1xGE1×2.5GE + 1xGE1x5GE + 1xGE
802.3az (EEE) supportYesYesNo (E0), Yes (E1)
BLE radioYesYesYes
802.15.4 radio (Zigbee)YesNoNo
USB host interface, max powerYes, 5WYes, 5WYes, 5W
Console portMicro USBµUSB serialRJ-45
PoE PD power802.3at802.3af/3at802.3af/3at
PoE PSENoNoNo
DC power support12V48V48V
Ships with AC to DC adapterNoNoNo
AC power supportNoNoNo
IPM (Intelligent Power Monitoring)YesYesYes
Restrictions from 802.3at POE (without IPM)N/AUSBUSB, -1dB on 5GHz
Temperature range0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C
Enclosure volume (mm, unit only, with default mount)160 x 161 x 37225 x 224 x 52225 x 224 x 52
Weight (unit only)500g1050g1150g
Plenum ratedYesYesYes
Lifetime warrantyYesYesYes
Minimum AOS SW version8.6.0.08.3.0.06.5.0.0 / 8.0.1.0
Minimum Instant SW version8.6.0.08.3.0.04.3.0.0
Spectrum analysis supportYesYesYes
Maximum power consumption – active (excluding USB, PoE PSE)11W20.0W/22.8W (DC)
13.5W (802.3af)
21.9W/25.1W (802.3at)
27W (DC)
13.2W (802.3af)
25.3W (802.3at)
Maximum power consumption – idle (excluding USB, PoE PSE)6.1W11W (DC/PoE)10.9W (DC/PoE)
Max power consumption – deep sleep3.3WN/AN/A
Max IPsec encrypted wired throughput (RAP mode)100600600
Aruba AP Comparison   320 Series310 Series300 Series 303 Series
SW Type AOS/InstantAOS/InstantAOS/InstantUnified
Number of Radios 2222
Supported Bands DBDBDBDB
Wi-Fi Generations 802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4GHz)
802.11acW2 (5GHz)
Highest Order Modulation 64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
64-QAM (2.4GHz)
256-QAM (5GHz)
Supported Bandwidths 20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80 (5GHz)
20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80/(80+80) (5GHz)
20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80 (5GHz)
20/40 (2.4GHz)
20/40/80 (5GHz)
Radio MIMO Type 4×4:42×2:2 (2.4GHz)
4×4:4 (5GHz)
2×2:2 (2.4GHz)
3×3:3 (5GHz)
2×2:2
DL-MU-MIMO Yes (5GHz)Yes (5GHz)Yes (5GHz)Yes (5GHz)
UL-MU-MIMO NoNoNoNo
OFDMA NoNoNoNo
Max Number of Resource Units (OFDMA) N/AN/AN/AN/A
Max Number of BSSIDS (per radio) 16161616
Max Number of Associated Clients (per radio) 256256256256
Practical maximum client count indication (per radio) 100755030
Max Tx power (per radio chain, MCS0) 2.4GHz/5GHz18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
18 dBm
RF connectors (RP-SMA)2xDB + 2SB (AP-314)2xDB + 2SB (AP-314)3xDB (AP-304)No
Integrated antennas8x omni downtilt (AP-325)6x Omni downtilt (AP-315)3x Omni downtilt (AP-305)Omni downtilt
Antenna polarization diversityNoNoNoNo
Network interfaces2xGE1xGE1xGE1xGE
802.3az (EEE) supportYesYesYesYes
BLE radioYesYesYesYes
802.15.4 radio (Zigbee)NoNoNoNo
USB host interface, max powerYes, 5WYes, 5WYes, 5WNo
Console portRJ-45HeaderHeaderµUSB serial
PoE PD power802.3af/3at802.3af/3at802.3af/3at802.3af
PoE PSENoNoNoNo
DC power support12V12V12V12V (303P – 48V)
Ships with AC to DC adapterNoNoNoNo
AC power supportNoNoNoNo
IPM (Intelligent Power Monitoring)NoYesYesYes
Restrictions from 802.3at POE (without IPM)NoneNoneNoneNone (303P – 802.3at PSE)
Temperature range0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C0° C to +50° C0º C to +40º C
Enclosure volume (mm, unit only, with default mount)203 x 203 x 57182 x 180 x 48165 x 165 x 38150 x 150 x 35
Weight (unit only)950g650g460g260g (303P – 280g)
Plenum ratedYesYesYesYes
Lifetime warrantyYesYesYesYes
Minimum AOS SW version6.4.4.06.5.0.0 / 8.0.1.06.5.1.0 / 8.1.0.08.3.0.0 (303P – 8.4.0.0)
Minimum Instant SW version4.2.2.04.3.0.04.3.1.08.3.0.0
Spectrum analysis supportYesYesYesYes
Maximum power consumption – active (excluding USB, PoE PSE)18.5W (DC)
13.5W (802.3af)
20W (802.3at)
12.7W (DC)
13.6W (802.3af PoE)
14.4W (802.3at PoE)
12W (DC)
13W (PoE)
8.8W (303P – 11.5W) (DC)
10.1W (303P – 11.3W) (PoE)
Maximum power consumption – idle (excluding USB, PoE PSE)7W (DC)
8W (PoE)
5.9W (DC)
6.4W (PoE)
2.6W (DC)
3.7W (PoE)
4.0W (303P – 7.0W) (DC)
4.2W (303P – 4.2W ) (PoE)
Max power consumption – deep sleepN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max IPsec encrypted wired throughput (RAP mode)300300100100

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