Aruba 303H Series Hospitality Access Point

Cost-effective Wi-Fi 5 (Wave 2) Access Point. A flexible, secure solution ideal for hospitality, branch offices, medical clinics, and remote workstations.

Reliable connectivity. One device. Wired and wireless.

802.11ac wireless and wired connectivity, three ethernet ports, one device, and a wall-jack or desk stand-mount.

Air Slice for SLA-grade performance

Provides service level agreement-grade performance for latency-sensitive, high-bandwidth, and IoT services.

One compact device

Combines wireless and wired access in a single, compact device on 802.11ac Wave 2 with wall-jack or desk stand-mounting. USB port for cellular backhaul or IoT expansion.

Aruba’s ClientMatch technology

ClientMatch continuously monitors the health of all clients connected to each AP, intelligently grouping them.

Aruba’s Dynamic Segmentation

Automatically enforces consistent policies across all wired and wireless networks, keeping users and devices secure.

Faster speed, stable connections

Maximum concurrent data rate of 867 Mbps (megabits per second) in the 5GHz band for 802.11ac.

Easily attach wired devices

Three local gigabit Ethernet ports to securely attach wired devices to your network, plus PoE connection.

Flexible, secure deployment

Delivers multi-functional access points ideal for hotels, medical clinics, branch offices, and remote work. It enables an always-on user experience with low total cost of ownership.

Easy, adaptable solutions

Combines wireless and wired in a single compact device, easily deployed as a wall-mounted hospitality AP or converted to a desk mount. Deployed with or without a controller.

Highly secure, reliable performance

Provides VPN connectivity to connect to corporate applications while maintaining privacy and compliance. Ideal for remote workers and small branch offices.

IoT platform

Integrated Bluetooth support and IoT expansion radio for Zigbee (optional). The 303H Series APs act as an IoT platform, eliminating the need for an overlay infrastructure.

Additional information

Number of radios

1, 2

Performance Density

Entry Level, Extreme, High, Moderate, Very High


Unified dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 2×2:2 hospitality and branch AP with internal antennas, three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, PoE out and USB host interface

Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments


Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO and 2.4GHz 802.11n 2×2 MIMO1

Software-configurable dual radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4GHz (Radio 1)

5GHz: Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to up to two (1×1 VHT80) MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously

5GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2×2 VHT80 client devices

2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 300Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2×2 HT40 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 (2×2)
    • 5GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2×2)
    • 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 (2.4GHz): 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
    • 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

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


Wi-Fi Antennas
Two integrated dual-band moderately directional antennas for 2×2 MIMO with maximum individual antenna gain of 4.3dBi in 2.4GHz and 6.2dBi 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, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is 3.2dBi in 2.4GHz and 4.6dBi 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: Three 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, bottom)

    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • One port: PoE-PSE (output): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE
    • Passive pass-through interface (two RJ-45, back and bottom)

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 0.9dBi

USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)

    • 3G/4G cellular modems
    • Device battery charging port
    • Capable of supplying up to 1A/5 watts of power to an attached device

DC power interface, accepts 1.35/3.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length

Visual indicators (LEDs):

    • Power/system status
    • Radio status
    • PoE-PSE status
    • Local network port status (3x)

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: 100Mbps


Power Sources and Consumption
The AP supports direct DC power and Power over Ethernet (PoE)

When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority over PoE

Power sources are sold separately

Direct DC power source: 48Vdc nominal, +/- 5%

Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source

    • Unrestricted functionality with direct DC power. When using an 802.3af PoE source, the PoE out (PSE) capability of the 303H is always disabled.
    • Without IPM, both the USB port and PoE out (PSE) capability are disabled when the AP is powered by an 802.3af PoE source, and either the USB port or the PoE out (PSE) capability is disabled when powered by an 802.3at PoE source (PSE capability is disabled by default).
    • When using IPM, the AP may enter power-save mode with reduced functionality when powered by a PoE source (see details on Intelligent Power Monitoring elsewhere in this datasheet)

Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 9.7W

    • Excludes power consumed by external USB and/or PoE-PD device (and internal losses); this could add up to 6.1W (PoE) for a 5W/1A USB device and up to 15.6W for a max load (15.4W) 802.3af PoE-PD device

Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 4.9W (PoE) or 4.8W (DC)


The AP ships with a mounting plate to attach the AP to a single-gang wall-box (most international variations covered). A security screw (T8H) is provided to ensure that the AP cannot (easily) be removed from its mount without a specialized tool.

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.


Dimensions/weight (unit, including single-gang wall box mount plate):

    • 86mm (W) x 40mm (D) x 150mm (H)
    • 350g

Dimensions/weight (shipping):

    • 128mm (W) x 63mm (D) x 168mm (H)
    • 470g

Dimensions/weight (unit, including desk mount and power cord):

    • 86mm (W) x 40mm (D) x 150mm(H)
    • 430g

Dimensions/weight (shipping):

    • 293mm (W) x 137mm (D) x 93mm (H)
    • 790g



    • 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)


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.


MTBF: 1,090,000 hours (124 years) at +25C° operating temperature


Regulatory Model Number
AP-303H-xx (all variants): APINH303


CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus

UL2043 plenum rating

Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Passpoint® (Release 2) with ArubaOS and Instant 8.3+


Aruba limited lifetime warranty


Minimum Software Versions

Aruba InstantOS™




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