HPE Aruba Networking 670EX Series Hazardous Location Outdoor Access Points

High-performance, Wi-Fi 6E-ready access points for hazardous environments such as oil fields, mining facilities, and potentially explosive environments.

Wi-Fi 6E for the toughest environments

Wi-Fi 6E APs designed for the harshest outdoor and hazardous indoor environments such as oil rigs, industrial manufacturing, and transportation sites.

6 GHz support

Tri-band coverage across 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz to deliver 3.9 Gbps maximum combined peak data rate.

Standard power (SP) device operations

Self-locating with embedded GPS receiver and will operate as standard power (SP) devices pending per country certification and approval.

IP66/67 rated for hard outdoor environments

Purpose built to survive in the harshest outdoor environments and extreme temperatures (-40 to +70˚ C).

Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 certified1

For the most extreme indoor and outdoor areas with ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids.

Compliancy testing currently underway.

High-power Bluetooth and Zigbee radios

Simplified deployment and management of IoT devices for industrial IoT and manufacturing environments.

Multi-gigabit Ethernet speed

Flexible and fast wired connectivity with 2.5GbE port and 1GbE SFP por


Wi-Fi 6E for hazardous environments

Purpose-built to survive hazardous locations and the extreme outdoors, Wi-Fi 6E APs bring fast and secure connectivity to the most challenging environments.

Ruggedized Wi-Fi 6E

Ready for tough conditions and designed to take advantage of the 6 GHz band, which means faster speeds and wider channels for better Wi-Fi performance. Tri-band coverage across 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz to deliver 3.9 Gbps maximum aggregate data rate to support high-bandwidth, low-latency applications such as high-definition video.

Ready for hazardous locations

Hazardous Location (HazLoc) compliant and designed to withstand extreme high and low temperatures, persistent moisture, and precipitation. Fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants and electrical interfaces include industrial strength surge protection. Available with choice of internal antenna (omni, directional, or point-to-point) to optimize wireless coverage.

Compliancy testing currently underway.

IoT ready

Integrated high-power Bluetooth and 802.15.4 radios for Zigbee support make it easier to deploy and manage enterprise and industrial IoT, including asset tracking services, security solutions, and sensors. Advanced IoT coexistence (AIC) helps Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee radios operate at maximum capacity without interference.

Location aware

Self-locating with embedded GPS receiver and operating as standard power (SP) devices requiring an automated frequency coordination service (AFC) to protect incumbent outdoor services.

Efficient and secure

Wi-Fi 6E extends the 802.11ax standard to the 6GHz band. All the efficiency and security enhancements including orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), multi-user MIMO, enhanced open, and WPA3 are supported. The 670 Series APs also offer client optimization, automated radio frequency management, and intelligent power monitoring.


Additional information

Number of radios

1, 2

Performance Density

Very High


Hardware variants
HPE Aruba Networking AP-675EX

    • Built in omnidirectional antennas
    • 2.4 GHz antennas 3.5dBi
    • 5 GHz antennas 5dBi
    • 6 GHz antennas 5dBi
    • BLE/Zigbee: Integrated omnidirectional antenna with peak gain of 6dBi

HPE Aruba Networking AP-677EX

    • Built in directional antennas
    • 2.4 GHz antennas 5.6dBi
    • 5 GHz antennas 6dBi
    • 6 GHz antennas 7dBi
    • BLE/Zigbee: Integrated omnidirectional antenna with peak gain of 8dBi

HPE Aruba Networking AP-679EX

    • Built in dynamic directional antennas
    • 2.4 GHz antennas 6dBi
    • 5 GHz antennas
      • Wide 9dBi
      • Narrow 12dBi
    • 6 GHz antennas
      • Wide 9dBi
      • Narrow 13dBi
    • BLE/Zigbee: Integrated omnidirectional antenna with peak gain of 6dBi


Wi-Fi radio specifications
AP type: Outdoor, tri radio, 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz (concurrent) 802.11ax 2×2 MIMO

2.4 GHz radio: Two spatial stream single user (SU) MIMO for up to

574 Mbps wireless data rate with 2SS HE40 802.11ax client devices

5 GHz radio: Two spatial stream single user (SU) MIMO for up to 1.2 Gbps wireless data rate with 2SS HE80 802.11ax client devices

6 GHz radio: Two spatial stream single user (SU) MIMO for up to 2.4 Gbps wireless data rate with 2SS HE160 802.11ax client devices

Up to 512 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio (limited to 8 for the 6GHz radio)

Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):

    • 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz ISM
    • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz U-NII-1
    • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz U-NII-2
    • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz U-NII-2E
    • 5.725 to 5.850 GHz U-NII-3/ISM
    • 5.850 to 5.895 GHz U-NII-4
    • 5.925 to 6.425 GHz U-NII-5
    • 6.425 to 6.525 GHz U-NII-6
    • 6.525 to 6.875 GHz U-NII-7
    • 6.875 to 7.125 GHz U-NII-8

Available bands and channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain (country)

Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum in the 5 GHz band

Supported radio technologies:

802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)

802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)

802.11ax: Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) with up to 8 resource units (37 for the 6GHz radio)

Supported Modulation Types

    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM and 256-QAM (proprietary extension)
    • 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM and 1024-QAM (proprietary extension)
    • 802.11ax: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, and 1024-QAM

802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT20/40

802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT20/40/80

802.11ax high efficiency (HE) support: HE20/40/80/160

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, HT20 to HT40), 400 with 256-QAM (proprietary extension)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2, VHT20 to VHT80); 1,083 with 1024-QAM (MCS10 and MCS11, proprietary extension)
    • 802.11ax (2.4GHz): 3.6 to 574 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 2, HE20 to HE40)
    • 802.11ax (5GHz): 3.6 to 1,201 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 2, HE20 to HE80)
    • 802.11ax (6GHz): 3.6 to 2,402 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 2, HE20 to HE160)

802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm

Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements)

    • Per radio/band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz): +25 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain.

Advanced cellular coexistence (ACC) minimizes the impact of interference from cellular networks

Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance

Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance

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 beamforming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range

802.11ax Target Wait Time (TWT) to support low-power client devices

802.11mc Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) for precision distance ranging


The AP supports power over ethernet (PoE) on port E0

Power sources are sold separately; see the HPE Aruba Networking 67 Series ordering guide for details

When powered by 802.3bt (class 6) PoE, the AP will operate without restrictions.

When powered by 802.3bt (class 5) PoE with the IPM feature disabled, the AP will disable the USB-C port.

Operating the AP with an 802.3at (class 4) POE with the IPM feature disabled, the AP will disable the USB ports, the SFP port, and one of the two chains on the 2.4Ghz radio

Operating the AP with an 802.3af (class 3 or lower) POE source is not supported (except for AP staging)

With IPM enabled, the AP will start up in unrestricted mode but may dynamically apply restrictions depending on the available power budget and actual consumption. The feature restrictions and order in which these get applied are configurable.

Maximum (worst-case) power consumption (without/with a USB device attached):

    • PoE powered: 29W/45.5W.
    • This assumes that up to 16.5W total is supplied the attached USB devices

Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 11W/27.5W (both USB active at max).

Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in deep-sleep mode: 3.2W (PoE).


Additional Interfaces
Wired network interface (E0)

    • Auto-sensing link speed (100/1000/2500BASE-T) and MDI/MDX
    • 2.5 Gbps speed complies with NBase-T and 802.3bz specifications
    • PoE-PD: 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3at/bt PoE (class 4 or higher)
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

Wired network interface (E1)

    • SFP Fiber Port
    • When used in operation it is expected that this is the primary uplink port
    • Only recommended industrial temperature SFP/SFP+ modules should be used for optimal performance

USB 3.0 host interface (type C connector), supporting 2A/10W maximum

USB 2.0 host interface (type A connector), supporting 1A/5W maximum

Bluetooth low energy (BLE5.0) and Zigbee (802.15.4) radio

BLE: up to 8 dBm transmit power (class 1) and -100 dBm receive sensitivity (125 kbps)

Zigbee: up to 8 dBm transmit power and -97 dBm receive sensitivity (250 kbps)

GNSS L1 (1575.42 MHz) receiver supporting GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou signal

    • Receive sensitivity: -163 dBm (tracking)
    • Integrated antenna with gain of ~2 dBi

Advanced IoT coexistence (AIC) allows concurrent operation of multiple radios in the 2.4 GHz band

Built-in trusted platform module (TPM) for enhanced security and anti-counterfeiting

Visual indicators for system and radio status (1x multi-color LED), auto-disable after 15min when up

Reset button: factory reset, LED mode control (normal/off)

Serial console interface (proprietary, USB-C physical jack)

Automatic thermal shutdown and recovery function


A mounting bracket holder has been pre-installed on the top of the AP. This bracket is used to secure the AP to any of the mount kits (sold separately); see the HPE Aruba Networking 670 Series Ordering Guide for details. The HPE Aruba Networking 670 Series Outdoor access points also share the same mounting hardware and accessories so upgrades from previous HPE Aruba Networking outdoor access points are quick and easy.

    • AP-OUT-MNT-V1A: Outdoor Pole/Wall Long Mount Kit
    • AP-270-MNT-V2: Outdoor Pole/Wall Short Mount Kit
    • AP-270-MNT-H1: Outdoor AP Hanging or Tilt Install Mount Kit
    • AP-270-MNT-H2: Outdoor Flush Wall or Ceiling Mount
    • AP-270-MNT-H3: Outdoor AP Hanging or Dual-Tilt Install Mount Kit



    • Dimensions/weight (unit only):
      • 290mm (W) x 288mm (D) x 312mm (H)
      • 11.4 in (W) x 11.3 in (D) x 12.3in (H)
      • 4kg / 8.8lbs


    • Dimensions/weight (unit only):
      • 290mm (W) x 288mm (D) x 171mm (H)
      • 11.4 in (W) x 11.3 in (D) x 6.7 in (H)
      • 3.6kg / 7.9lbs
  • AP-679EX
    • Dimensions/weight (unit only):
      • 290mm (W) x 288mm (D) x 171mm (H)
      • 11.4 in (W) x 11.3 in (D) x 6.7 in (H)
      • 3.8kg / 8.4lbs

AP-670EX Variants

    • HazLoc variants include intrinsically certified ethernet glands (CMP A2F), but other certified explosive atmosphere glands can be used, subject to approvals by the safety authority


Mean time between failure (MTBF): 500,562hrs (59.4 yrs.) at +25C ambient operating temperature.


Regulatory compliance

CE marked

RED directive 2014/53/EU

IEC/EN 62368-1

EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2

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


Regulatory model numbers
AP-675EX: APEX0675

AP-677EX: APEX0677

AP-679EX: APEX0679


Wi-Fi Alliance:

Bluetooth SIG

Ethernet Alliance (E0, PoE PD device, class 6)


Minimum Operating System Software Versions
HPE Aruba Networking Wireless Operating System AOS-

HPE Aruba Networking Wireless Operating System AOS-

HPE Aruba Networking Instant Operating System AOS- (no 6GHz support with Instant)


HPE Aruba Networking hardware limited lifetime warranty


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