Aruba AP565EX Wi-Fi 6 access point – Ready for whatever’s thrown at it!

The Aruba AP565EX Wi-Fi 6 access point is part of the Aruba 560EX series, along with the AP567EX. The difference is that the AP565EX has integrated antennas, while the AP567EX has external ones. Most of what is said in this article applies to both models.

The Aruba AP565EX is a weatherproof and temperature hardened access point. They are a very cost-effective way to provide wireless connectivity in outdoor, challenging hazardous environments. In fact, they feature Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 certification. As a result, they can operate in hazardous locations like oil and gas and potentially explosive environments. And with Wi-Fi 6 to support critical access and IoT functionality.

They can also withstand exposure to extreme high and low temperatures and persistent moisture and precipitation. Plus, they’re fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. All electrical interfaces include industrial strength surge protection.

Okay, it’s tough – is it fast?

The 560EX series brings high-performance connectivity for any organization experiencing growing numbers of IoT and mobility requirements. It reaches up to 1.5 Gbps aggregate on-air data rate (HE80/HE20). It supports bi-directional multi-user MIMO and cellular optimization. With up to 2 spatial streams, you’ll have reliable connectivity for just about any application.

Wi-Fi 6 for OFDMA and WPA3

And, Aruba’s advanced ClientMatch technology and an integrated Bluetooth beacon can help enable Aruba location services. This support for Client Match, plus OFDMA and MU-MIMO, means the Aruba AP565EX can handle multiple clients on each channel, regardless of device or traffic type. Client Match eliminates sticky client issues by placing Wi-Fi 6 capable devices on the best available AP. It smartly steers mobile devices to the best AP based on available bandwidth, types of applications and traffic type. It does this even as users roam.

And this all means the Aruba AP565EX can handle multiple clients regardless of device or traffic type, plus WPA3 and Advanced Open increases enterprise security. And the end result is the most efficient communication between the client and access point.

A little more about OFDMA

OFDMA is an extension of an earlier architecture called OFDM. Both of these divide a channel into smaller, easy-to-manage units or sub-channels, called subcarriers. Each of those sub-carriers then sends “frames,” or “packets,” consecutively to the receiver.

Every single packet has what you could think of as a space of time in front of it. That empty space is the time your AP spends waiting it’s turn to grab a piece of bandwidth from amongst all the other devices around so it can send its data. It does this for every single packet, so each packet has some amount of empty space in it. These spaces are very small, but they add up to become noticeable.

OFDMA takes all those sub-carriers, each full of little packets lined up and waiting their turn to go and combines them. As a result, your Aruba AP565EX has a lot less latency, and a lot better coverage. In addition, you experience lower interference and improved flexibility. This leads to increased overall efficiency in small-packet applications in dense environments.

They’re secure

The Aruba AP565EX includes components of Aruba’s 360 Secure Fabric to help protect user authentication and wireless traffic. For example, strong encryption and authentication are provided via the latest version of WPA for enterprise protected networks. And Enhanced Open offers seamless new protection for users connecting to open networks. Each session is automatically encrypted to protect user passwords and data on guest networks.

Furthermore, the Aruba AP565EX enforces built-in policy firewall (layer 7) for each new client on the network. It utilizes Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager for centralized policy management. For enhanced security, the AP565EX provides storage of credentials, keys, and booting.

The Aruba AP565EX has great, easy-to-use technology, and has great range! It’s easy to set up multiple APs, including guest access. And this is true of pretty much all Aruba access points. 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, the Aruba AP565EX is easy to master quickly.

Initial config is a snap. And with the aforementioned 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 AP565EX is purpose-built, not just to survive, but thrive in the harshest outdoor environments. It continuously monitors and reports hardware energy consumption, and can be configured to enable or disable capabilities based on available PoE power. This is ideal when wired switches have exhausted their power budget. And it has famously simple, intuitive management.

Aruba also has plenty of switches to integrate with your access point for ease-of-access and peace of mind. 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. Thanks for reading!

Key features of the Aruba AP565EX Wi-Fi 6 access point

1.49 Gbps maximum real-world speed
Built-in technology that resolves sticky client issues for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 devices
OFDMA and MU-MIMO for enhanced multi-user efficiency, with 4 Spatial Streams
Can be used to establish a secure SSL/IPSec VPN tunnel
Can operate in hazardous locations like oil and gas and potentially explosive environments