The Aruba 330 Series consists of the Aruba AP334 and Aruba AP335 access point. Most of what is said here will apply to both models. The 330 series are high-end 802.11ac access points. They provide extremely fast gigabit speeds and superb, easy user experience for mobile devices and applications.
The series is designed with an integrated HPE Smart Rate port to scale up to 5Gbps Ethernet. The 330 Series allows enterprises to leverage their multi-gigabit Ethernet wired network infrastructures to eliminate bottlenecks.
As with other Aruba APs, you can run the Aruba AP334 either controller-based, or controlerless (Instant) mode.
When deployed with an Aruba Mobility Controller, the Aruba AP334 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.
Adaptive Radio Management
Importantly, the Aruba AP334 features ClientMatch, AppRF, Clarity and AirMatch. They ensure the AP334 will have the best radio connection. At the same time, ARM provides control and visibility to the WLAN and applications dynamically. This is especially useful in changing environments.
Difference between the Aruba AP334 and the Aruba AP335
Not a lot. The specs will be pretty much the same. But the AP334 has four RP-SMA connectors for external dual band antennas. The AP335 has four (vertically polarized) integrated 2.4 GHz downtilt omni-directional antennas. They achieve 4×4 MIMO with peak antenna gain of 3.8dBi per antenna. So different antennas, basically. Check out the datasheet for more details on that.
What we like about the Aruba AP334 access point
The Aruba AP334 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. 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.
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 AP334 is excellent for enterprise companies. It’s perfect for organizations that require a large number of access points with 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.
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Aruba AP334 access point highlights
- Choice of operating modes; Controller mode, and Aruba Instant mode
- Supports up to 1.733 Gbps in the 5 GHz band
- Supports up to 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band
- Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio