June 20, 2022

Aruba 203R Series Access Points

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

Securely work from home

Compact and cost-effective, the 203R Series APs offer a variety of enterprise-class features giving remote workers the same high-quality Wi-Fi 5 experience they get at corporate headquarters.

Compact, cost-effective access points that work from anywhere

Delivering Wi-Fi 5 connectivity (802.11ac, Wave 1), the 203R Series APs are software-configurable to operate in either 1x1 dual radio mode or 2x2 single radio mode. Easily deployed as a wall-mounted or desk-mounted access point, it’s perfect for home offices and small branch offices.

Highly secure and reliable when you’re working from home

The 203R Series APs span wired and wireless networks with role-based policies for users, devices, and applications. This flexible access point extends corporate resources to remote locations by establishing site-to-site VPN tunnels to the data center.

Choose your deployment and operating modes

Aruba network management and operations, including deployment, monitoring, and orchestration tools via modern cloud and on-premises software, provide maximum flexibility.

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Aruba 203R Series Remote Access Points

802.11ac access point for home and small branch offices


  • Easy to set up, easy to use
  • Policy-based access control
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
  • Top-located USB port for support of USB cellular modem
  • Flexible radio architecture

Technical Specifications

RAP-203R Series Specifications

  • Unified flexible radio 802.11ac remote AP with internal antennas.
  • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments

Wi-Fi radio specifications

  • AP type: Indoor, flex 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 256 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 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: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
    • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from cellular networks
  • 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
  • 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 omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum individual antenna gain of 0.7dBi in 2.4GHz and 1.0dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the AP.
    • Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is -0.4dBi in 2.4GHz and 0.5dBi 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)
  • Local: Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • One port (E2): PoE-PSE (output): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE (AP-203RP models)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
    • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -93dBm receive sensitivity
    • Integrated antenna with moderately directional pattern and peak gain of 1dBi
  • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector, top)
    • 3G/4G cellular modems
    • Device battery charging port
    • Capable of supplying up to 1A/5 watts of power to an attached device
  • AC power interface, 2 prong IEC 60320-1 C8 receptacle (back)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs, front):
    • Power/system status
    • Radio status
    • Local network port status (2x)
      • Includes PoE-PSE status (AP-203RP models)
  • Reset/LED control button (“paperclip access”, bottom)
    • Factory reset (when activated during device power up)
    • LED control: toggle off/normal
  • Serial console interface (custom, uUSB physical jack, bottom)

Encrypted Throughput

  • Maximum IPsec encrypted wired throughput: 20Mbps

Power sources and power consumption

  • The AP supports direct AC power: 90V – 265V, 47Hz – 63Hz.
    • Note that the unit does not include an AC power cord (IEC C7 plug). A compatible region-specific cord should be selected and added when ordering the AP.
  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 7.5W.
    • Excludes power consumed by external USB and/or PoE-PD device (and internal losses); this could add up to 6W for a 5W/1A USB device and up to 18W for a max load (15.4W) 802.3af PoE-PD device
  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 4.6W.


  • The AP supports desk mount without additional accessories. A cover ships with the AP to hide connectors, cables and product labels.
  • The cover can be used to support wall mounted deployments as well.

Mechanical specifications

  • Dimensions/weight (unit, with cable cover):
    • 155mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 95mm (H)
    • 320g (AP-203R), 340g (AP-203RP)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 224mm (W) x 159mm (D) x 78mm (H)
    • 510g (AP-203R), 590g (AP-203RP)

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 at +25C° operating temperature:
    • AP-203R: 324,000 hours (37 years)
    • AP-203RP: 308,000 hours (35 years)

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-203R-xx (all variants): APINR203
  • AP-203RP-xx (all variants): APINP203


  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • 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
Aruba 203R Series Remote Access Points
JY712AAruba AP-203R (RW) Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 Unified Remote AP with Internal Antennas
JY713AAruba AP-203R (RW) FIPS/TAA Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 Unified Remote AP with Internal Antennas
JY720AAruba AP-203RP (RW) Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 PoE Unified Remote AP with Internal Antennas
JY721AAruba AP-203RP (RW) FIPS/TAA Flex-radio 802.11ac 2x2 PoE Unified Remote AP with Internal Antennas

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