Aruba 203H Series Access Points

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Aruba is the industry leader in wired, wireless and security networking solutions.

A Wi-Fi experience designed for remote workers

This cost-effective and secure access point offers wired and wireless options with the ability to choose deployment and operating modes.

Cost-effective access points for work from anywhere

The compact and efficient 203H Series Wi-Fi 5 standards APs deliver reliable and secure connectivity while minimizing costs and complexity.

Improved power consumption

Powered by PoE, the 203H Series APs minimize power consumption. It facilitates a highly efficient and reliable wireless network, while offering wireless and wired access in a single compact device.

Highly secure and reliable

Integrated wireless intrusion, IP reputation, and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IPs providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats.

Choose your deployment and operating modes

The flexible 203H Series APs can be easily wall-mounted using the existing structured cable systems, or converted to a desk-mounted access point with the optional desk mount kit. It can also be deployed in either controller-based or controller-less deployment mode.

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Aruba 203H Series Hospitality Access Points

Cost-effective 802.11ac access point for branch offices and hospitality environments


  • Flexible radio architecture
  • Minimize RF interference with ARM
  • Policy-based access control
  • Intelligent app visibility with AppRF

Technical Specifications

AP-203H Series Specifications

  • Unified flexible radio 802.11ac 2x2:2SS hospitality and branch AP with internal antennas
  • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments

Wi-Fi radio specifications 

  • AP type: Indoor, flexible radio:
    • 5GHz 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO OR 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO1, or
    • 5GHz 802.11ac 1x1 AND 2.4GHz 802.11n 1x11
  • Software-configurable radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and/or 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
  • 5GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT80 client devices
  • 2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 400Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT40 client devices (300Mbps for HT40 802.11n client devices)
  • Support for up to 32 associated client devices per radio, and up to 8 BSSIDs per radio
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.400 to 2.4835GHz
    • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
    • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
    • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
    • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (conducted) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
    • 5GHz band: +16 dBm per chain, +19 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
    • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz channels
  • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range (2x2 mode)
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT 20/40/80
  • 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

1 256-QAM modulation (802.11ac) supported by the 2.4GHz radio as well.


Two integrated dual-band moderately directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum individual antenna gain of 4.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 6.0dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the AP. The horizontal beamwidth is roughly 120 degrees.

  • Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios (in 2x2 mode), the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is 2.3dBi in 2.4GHz and 3.4dBi in 5GHz.

Other interfaces

  • Uplink: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • PoE-PD (input): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/at PoE
  • Local: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, bottom)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Passive pass-through interface (two RJ-45, back and bottom)
    • USB host interface (Type A connector)
    • For Aruba LS-BT1USB BLE radio modules only
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Radio status
    • Local network port status
  • Reset/LED control button (“paperclip access”)
    • Factory reset (when activated during device power up)
    • LED control: toggle off/normal
  • Serial console interface (custom, uUSB physical jack)

Encrypted Throughput

  • Maximum IPsec encrypted wired throughput: 20Mbps

Power sources and power consumption

  • The AP is powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • An optional PoE power injector is sold separately
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 7.4W.
  • Includes up to 100mW for an attached USB BLE module
  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 3.9W.


  • The AP ships with a mounting plate to attach the AP to a single-gang wall-box (most international variations covered). The AP securely attaches to the plate; a custom security tool to remove the AP from the plate ships with the product.
  • Several optional mount kits are available to attach the AP to a dual-gang wall-box, directly to the wall, or to support desk mounting.

Mechanical specifications

  • Dimensions/weight (unit,including single-gang wall box mount plate):
    • 86mm (W) x 26.5mm (D) x 140mm (H)
    • 225g
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 115mm (W) x 47mm (D) x 165mm (H)
    • 290g

Environmental specifications

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)


  • MTBF: 780,000 hours (89 years) at +25C° operating temperature

Regulatory compliance

  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

Regulatory model numbers

  • AP-203H-xx (all variants): APINH203


  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


  • Aruba’s hardware limited lifetime warranty

Minimum operating system software versions

  • ArubaOS™
  • Aruba InstantOS™

Ordering Information

Part NumberDescription
203H Series Access Points
JY693AAruba AP-203H (RW) Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 Unified Hospitality AP with Internal Antennas
JY694AAruba AP-203H (RW) FIPS/TAA Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 Unified Hospitality AP with Internal Antennas

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