The Aruba AP203R access point

The Aruba AP203R access point is a flat-out cost-effective little 802.11ac device. With single- or dual-radio mode, it gives excellent Wi-Fi to small organizations. The highly secure and reliable AP203R ensures corporate applications work remotely without disruption. They’re the perfect access point for home and small branch offices. It is designed to do its’ thing 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. This access point requires no IT support to set up and operate.

As with other Aruba APs. you cab run the AP203H one of two ways, controller-based, or controllerless (Instant) mode.

When deployed with an Aruba Mobility Controller, the Aruba AP203R 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.

Aruba AP203R by the numbers

It supports up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 300 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. It runs the 5GHz band in 2×2 MIMO or 2.4GHz 802.11n 2×2 MIMO, or 5GHz 802.11ac 1×1 AND 2.4GHz 802.11n 1×1. It supports up to 256 associated client devices per radio.

What we like about the AP203R

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 is a snap.


The Aruba AP203R is excellent for homes and small companies. It is very well suited for those who require reliable wireless access and simple, intuitive management. 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 AP203R access point delivers superb user experience for low 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 AP203R highlights

Easy to set up, easy to use – no IT support required
Top-located USB port for support of USB cellular modem
Flexible software configuration allows it to seamlessly switch between modes
Provides location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices

Aruba AP203R datasheet