The Aruba IAP 305 is part of the Aruba 300 series of Wi-Fi 5 access points. It is an affordable, entry-level 3×3:3 802.11ac access point. It is excellent for medium density environments. Think schools, retail branches, warehouses, hotels and so on. It is perfect for the cost-sensitive end-user. The IAP 305 offers two operating modes to meet your requirements.
Controller-managed mode: For managing with Aruba Mobility Controllers. The IAP 305 offers centralized setup, data encrypting, policy enforcement, and network services. Plus, you get distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
Aruba Instant mode: In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configs to other IAPs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP and configure it over the air. Then, plug in the other APs. The entire process takes about five minutes. And there’s no need to worry if WLAN requirements change. A built-in migration path allows them to become part of a WLAN that’s managed by a Mobility Controller.
Some numbers on the IAP 305
The IAP 305 delivers a concurrent data rate of 1.3 Gbps at 5GHz. It puts up 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz. For that you get an aggregate peak data rate of 1.7 Gbps. Plus, it has an integrated Bluetooth Beacon. This provides advanced location and indoor way finding and proximity-based push notification services. It also simplifies remote managing of battery-powered Aruba Beacons.
Aruba is excellent for enterprise companies. It is perfect for organizations that require a large number of wireless access points and a need simple, intuitive way to manage 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 in the cloud or an on-site network managing platform.
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|Choice of operating modes; Controller mode, and Aruba Instant mode|
|Supports up to 1.3 Gbps in the 5 GHz band|
|Supports up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band|
|Aggregate rate of 1.7 Gbps|