The Instant On AP21 offers affordable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for smaller spaces, and because it works great with Smart Mesh, it can also be a starting point for a more advanced network. Instant On AP32 is a Wi-Fi 6E access point that offers enhancements to Wi-Fi 6, with a dedicated 6GHz band for 6E-enabled devices, more bandwidth, and lower latency.
The AP21 is recommended in low-density or low bandwidth-demanding networks with up to 50 devices, like small retail shops or team meeting rooms. And while considered a low-density access point, the AP21 still packs a punch with up to 1.5Gbps of wireless throughput with its dual-band radios. The 2.4GHz band ensures your legacy devices stay connected with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11n), while the 5GHz band broadcasts Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax only) for newer devices brought in by employees and customers. AP21 has a small footprint, making it great for spaces where wall mounting an access point is required, such as retail stores.
Instant On AP21 is HPE Aruba’s entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access point providing a small footprint for small spaces in network sizes of 1-2 APs.
- It supports up to 50 clients and is perfect for small boutiques, retail stores, food stalls or home networks.
- When used with Smart Mesh, a dedicated 5GHz backhaul is created to expand Wi-Fi coverage to areas where a hard wire is not accessible.
- AP21 paired with the Instant On 1430 or 1830 PoE switch is a reliable, cost-effective solution for customers.
- It comes with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) performance, 2 spatial streams over 2×2 MIMO and cloud management at no extra cost via mobile app and web portal.
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Dedicated wireless for small spaces.
The ever-growing need for collaboration has led to higher utilization of meeting rooms and every corner of the office where Wi-Fi may be spotty. Employees now expect technology to work seamlessly; subpar Wi-Fi is not just annoying but directly impacts their work. By employing Smart Mesh and the AP21, you can easily bring fast Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity to these areas, increasing productivity and employee satisfaction. Pair the AP21 with the Instant On 1830 or 1930 switch series for a complete solution you can manage with the Instant On cloud portal. The 1830 switches are available with PoE to power up to 24 AP21 access points, perfect for a growing business.
- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ program is designed to ensure that Wi-Fi 6-capable devices meet the highest standards for security and interoperability. Wi-Fi 6 certification guarantees high-speed and advanced features like orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), downlink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, and the next generation of Wi-Fi security, WPA3.
- Support for 50 clients
Instant On AP21 can support up to 50 connected devices at once, and with enhancements from Wi-Fi 6 features like Target Wake Time and OFDMA, more devices can report into the same access point without affecting performance.
- Smart Mesh
Whether you’re expanding coverage for more users or adding more space, Smart Mesh makes it simple to extend your network. Build out and connect a network of access points without the need for additional cabling.
- Backward compatible
Instant On AP21 supports Wi-Fi 5 and prior protocols, so you don’t have to replace older smartphones, tablets, or IoT devices.
- Support for 50 clients
- Secure out of the box
Keep guest traffic separate with a secure gateway and ensure secure Wi-Fi access with WPA2/WPA3/OWE authentication—all built-in, at no additional cost.
Source: AP21 | Aruba Instant On