A quick review of the Aruba AP 203H access point

The Aruba AP 203H is a flat-out cost-effective little access point. With single- or dual-radio mode, it gives excellent Wi-Fi to hospitality and branch offices. It is designed to do so at minimal cost for low-to-moderate density areas. In addition, it is software-configurable to operate in either 1×1 dual-radio mode, or 2×2 single-radio mode. It is definitely designed for the cost-sensitive end-user.

As with other Aruba APs. you cab run the AP 203H one of two ways, controller-based, or controlerless (Instant) mode.

When deployed with an Aruba Mobility Controller, the AP 203H offers centralized configuration, data encryption, and policy enforcement. It will also give you network services and distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.

In controlerless (Instant) mode, the controller functions in a virtual cluster of APs. As the network grows or changes, Instant deployments can easily migrate to controller-based mode.

Some numbers on the AP 203H

It supports up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz in single-radio 2×2 mode. In dual-radio 1×1 mode, the maximum data rates for the 203H AP are up to 433 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and 200 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band.

What we like about the AP 203H

It has great, easy-to-use technology, and has great range! It’s easy to set up multiple AP’s, including guest access. There is no dedicated controller needed. Simply power up, plug it into your network, and connect.

Even if you are not familiar with Aruba products, they are easy to master quickly. And if you need to reconfigure, using Instant Mode makes configuration straightforward.

Initial config of the AP 203H is a snap. And with Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology, you can automatically assign channel and power settings. You can also provide airtime fairness and ensure that APs stay clear of all sources of RF interference. This will ensure reliable, high performance WLANs.


The Aruba AP 203H is fabulous for enterprise companies. It is very well suited for organizations that require a large number of wireless access points and need simple intuitive management over them. And when it comes to Wi-Fi management, Aruba gives you the flexibility to choose. You can use an Instant access point or a controller to manage an entire cluster of access points. On the other hand, you can manage them with a cloud-based or an on-site network management platform.

Aruba also has plenty of switches to integrate with your access point for ease-of-access and peace of mind. The entry-level Aruba AP 203H access point delivers superb user experience for medium density environments.

And Corporate Armor gives you uninterrupted 5-star service and years of specialization in Aruba’s whole family of products. So call us at 877-449-0458, or email us with any and all questions.

Aruba AP 203H highlights

Choice of operating modes; Controller mode, and Aruba Instant mode
Supports up to 867 Mbps in the 5 GHz band (single-radio 2×2 mode)
Supports up to 400 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (single-radio 2×2 mode)
Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio