The Aruba 207 Series consist of the Aruba AP207 and Aruba IAP207 access points. Most of what is said here will apply to both models. The 207 series are mid-range 802.11ac access points.
As with other Aruba APs, you cab run the Aruba AP207 series either controller-based, or controlerless (Instant) mode.
When deployed with an Aruba Mobility Controller, the Aruba AP207 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 function is virtualized in a cluster of APs. As the network grows or requirements change, Instant deployments can easily migrate to controller-based mode.
The Aruba AP207 delivers a concurrent data rate of 867 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 400 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. This comes to an aggregate peak data rate of 1.3Gbps. It features 2×2:2 spatial streams and increased operating temperature. The 207 AP is designed for medium device density environments, such as schools, retail branches, warehouses, hotels and enterprise offices, where cost is important.
The Aruba AP207 access point has Adaptive Radio Management technology, which automatically assigns channel and power settings. It also provides airtime fairness, and ensures that APs stay clear of all sources of RF interference. This ensures reliable, high-performance WLANs. In addition, it can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring for wireless intrusion protection,. And it can support VPN tunnels to extend remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.
And with the integrated Bluetooth Aruba Beacon, the Aruba AP207 Series provides advanced location and indoor way finding, and proximity-based push notification services while simplifying the remote management of battery-powered Aruba Beacons.
What we like about the Aruba AP207
The Aruba AP207 has great, easy-to-use technology, and has great range! Setup is a breeze. It’s much easier than you might think, as there is no dedicated controller needed. Simply power up the access point, plug it into your network, and connect to the “SetMeUP-xx:xx:xx” network. Although it is a snap to employ a controller, and they are excellent in their own right.
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. Support gets consistently high marks, and the Airheads online community is top notch.
The Aruba AP207 is a no-nonsense, easy to use, and solid-performing access point. Two things you hear all the time with Aruba access points is, “easy to use, and has great range!” Set up really should be painless. Even setting up multiple access points, including guest access is a snap. And, it integrates with security products well and allows segregation through VLANS.
The Aruba AP207 access point is excellent for mid-sized organizations. Management is very intuitive in the Aruba interface. 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 AP207 access point highlights
|Choice of Controller managed, or cloud-managed|
|Supports up to 867 Mbps in the 5 GHz band|
|Supports up to 400 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band|
|Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio|