Aruba AP325 access point write-up

The Aruba 320 Series consists of the Aruba AP324 and Aruba AP325 802.11ac access points. These are dual radio 4×4 802.11ac access points with multi-user MIMO. The difference is the AP325 has integrated antennas, while the AP324 has external ones. Check out the datasheet for more information on that. Most of what is said here will apply to both models. The 320 series are high-end 802.11ac access points. They provide extremely fast gigabit speeds and superb, easy user experience for mobile devices. Plus, they both feature ClientMatch and Aruba Beacon technologies, which enables the highest capacity, performance, and efficiency in extremely high-density environments.

These APs offer unmatched wireless performance and capacity. The unique and flexible dual 5GHz architecture of the 320 series offers a way to double 5 GHz capacity where needed, without restrictions.

As with other Aruba APs, you can run the Aruba AP325 access point either controller-based, or controllerless (Instant) mode.

When deployed with an Aruba Mobility Controller, the Aruba AP325 offers centralized configuration, data encryption, and policy enforcement. It will also give you network services and distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.

In controllerless (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.

Specs and features

The Aruba AP325 access point achieves maximum data rates of 1.733 Gbps in the 5GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. This means a peak data rate of 2.3 Gbps. The AP325 also includes integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio, for advanced location and indoor wayfinding.

The 320 series ideal for medium-sized, high-density office environments. The 320 Series support up to 160 MHz channel bandwidth (VHT160), and 4 spatial streams (4SS) for both SU- and MU-MIMO communications.

IoT capabilities

The Aruba AP325 features built-in Bluetooth. This enables Meridian and IoT-based location services, asset tracking, and mobile engagement services. For expanded use cases, an IoT expansion radio can be added to support the Zigbee protocol. These allow organizations to leverage the AP345 as an IoT platform. This eliminates the need for an overlay infrastructure and additional IT resources.

What we like about the Aruba AP325

The Aruba AP325 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, although it is a snap to employ one, and they are excellent in their own right. 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.

Initial config is a snap. And with Aruba’s 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 AP325 is designed for medium-density environments.

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Key features of the Aruba AP325

Choice of operating modes; Controller mode, and Aruba Instant mode
1.733 Gbps in the 5GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band
Dual Radio 4×4 802.11ac access point with Wave 2 Multi-User MIMO
Resolve sticky client issues with MU-MIMO-aware ClientMatch