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Aruba AP-68/68P Access Points

Dec 23 2012

The multifunction AP-68 and AP-68P* 802.11n Aps are designed for small, very low-density deployment areas in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.

These compact non-MIMO APs deliver wire-like performance at data rates up to 150 Mbps.

The AP-68 is ideal for environments that require a wireless LAN with enterprise-class security and reliability, but do not need to support high densities of Wi-Fi clients or extended range. These APs are ideal for organizations that are transitioning from wired to Wi-Fi, and those that are upgrading from 802.11b/g to 802.11n.

The AP-68 features one 2.4-GHz radio with nominal 100-milliwatt transmit power and two internal antennas while the AP-68P* features one 2.4-GHz radio with higher 500-milliwatt transmit power and an external antenna connector.

The multifunction AP-68 and AP-68P* can be configured through the Aruba Mobility Controller to provide wireless LAN access with part-time air monitoring, dedicated air monitoring for wireless IPS, Remote AP (RAP) functionality or secure enterprise mesh. The AP-68 and AP-68P* each feature a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet interface and can operate from standard 802.3af power-over- Ethernet (PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply.

*Available only in China.

Specifications

Application

Entry-level indoor 802.11n single-radio, single-band (2.4 GHz) AP for small, very low-density deployment areas in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.

Operating Mode

802.11b/g/n, spectrum monitor mode is not supported
Spectrum monitor, AM and RAP
AM and RAP
Remote AP
Secure enterprise mesh

Radios

Software-configurable dual radio capable of supporting 2.4 GHz

802.11n capable, providing up to 150 Mbps data rate

RF Management

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

Wireless Radio Specifications

AP type:

Single radio, single band 802.11n indoor

Supported Frequency Bands (country-specific restrictions apply):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

Available Channels:

Controller-managed, dependent upon configured regulatory domain

Supported Radio Technologies:

802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
802.11g/n: Orthogonal
frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
802.11n:1×1 single stream

Supported Modulation Types:

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

Transmit Power:

Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm

Maximum Transmit Power:

AP-68: 20 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
AP-68P: 27 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements; available only in China)

Antenna diversity (AP-68 only) 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 – MCS7 (6.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps)

802.11n High-Throughput (HT) Support:

HT 20/40

802.11n Packet Aggregation:

A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Mounting

Standard:

Tool-less Ceiling tile rail (15/16″)

4 rubber “feet” to support desk mount

Power

48 V DC 802.3af power over Ethernet
12 V DC for external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
Maximum power consumption: 8 watts

Interfaces

Network:

1 x 10/100Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX

Power:

1 x DC power connector

Other:

1 x RJ-45 console interface

Mechanical

Dimensions / Weight (unit):

140 mm x 105 mm x 38 mm (5.5″ x 4.1″ x 1.5″)
145 g (5.1 oz)

Dimensions / Weight (shipping):

165 mm x 130 mm x 60 mm (6.5″ x 5.1″ x 2.4″)
330 g (11.6 oz

Environmental

Operating:

Temp: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing)

Storage and Transportation Temperature Range:

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

Regulatory

FCC/Industry of Canada

R&TTE Directive – 1995/5/EC

EN 300 328

EN 301 893

CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus

Korea KCC

Mexico NOM/COFETEL

UL2043 Compliant

CE Marked

Low Voltage Directive – 72/23/EEC

EN 301 489

UL/IEC/EN 60950

Japan MIC/VCCI

Brazil ANATEL

China SRRC/CCC

For more country-specific regulatory information, and approvals, please see
your Aruba representative

Certifications

Wi-Fi certified:

Advanced Features

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

Antenna

AP-68:

Integrated, omni-directional antenna elements (supporting receive spatial diversity). Antenna gain: 3 dBi (max)

AP-68P:

RP-SMA interface for external antenna support (available only in China)

Warranty

1 year parts/labor

Minimum AOS Version

5.0.3.0

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