Aerohive AP121 802.11n Dual Radio Access Point

The AP121 is a cost-effective, (2x2) MIMO solution, ideal for medium density environments

Note: The End-of-Sale date for this product is August 1st, 2017. Please consider our AP122 as an enhanced alternative for a seamless transition from the AP121 model.

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The AP121 access points optimize RF performance with enhanced receive sensitivity to provide an enhanced user experience for networks supporting multiple types of clients, including consumer-grade and bring-your-own devices (BYOD).


  • Deploy in Mixed Environment
  • Distributed Control Wi-Fi
  • Integrated Application Priority and Control
  • Mounting

    Desktop • Wall Mount bracket included • Ceiling Tile Bracket 15/16” included, 9/16” sold as an accessory • Recessed Ceiling Tile Bracket 15/16” sold as an accessory • Suspend Mount sold as an accessory • Plenum Mount sold as an accessory

  • Physical Security

    Kensington security lock point

  • Dual Concurrent Radios
    (b/g/n + a/n)

    802.11n (HT20/HT40): MCS0 -MCS7

      2.4–2.5 GHz & 5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency • 802.11n Modulation • 24 dBm Transmit Power • Rates (Mbps): MCS0 - MCS15 (6.5MBps - 300Mbps) • 2x2 Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio • HT40 High-Throughput (HT) Support
    802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54 Mbps
      2.4–2.5 GHz Operating Frequency • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) 
Modulation • 22 dBm (100 mW) Transmit Power • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback
    802.11b: 1,2,5.5 and 11Mbps
      2.4–2.5 GHz Operating Frequency • Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation • 20 dBm Transmit Power
 • Rates (Mbps): 11, 5.5, 2, 1 w/ auto fallback
    802.11a: 1,2,5.5 and 11Mbps
      5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Modulation • 24 dBm Transmit Power • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback

  • Antennas

    2x Integrated single band, 2.4-2.5 GHz Omni-directional, 4.0 dBi gain • 2x Integrated single band, 5.1-5.8 GHz Omni-directional, 4.0 dBi gain

  • Interfaces

    Autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Port • Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable (802.3af) Ethernet Port (Eth0) • 1x Reset Pinhole • USB 2.0 port reserved for future use • RJ-45 console port

  • Physical

    6.69” W x 1.63” H x 6.69” D (170 mm W x 41 mm H x 170 mm D) • 11.6 oz (0.36 kg)

  • Environmental

    Operating: 0 to +40°C, Storage: -40 to +85°C • Humidity: 95% RH (non-condensing)

  • Environmental Compliance

    Plenum rated

  • Power Options

    802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) port • 12V, 2A DC external power adapter (sold separately)

  • Power Specifications

    AC/DC power adapter (–Input: 100–240 VAC –Output: 12V/2A) • PoE nominal input voltages: 48V, 0.35A (802.3af) • Typical power consumption: 8w • RJ-45 power input pins: Wires 4,5,7,8 or 1,2,3,6

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive AP121 Datasheet (144 KB)

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    Aerohive HiveOS Datasheet (143 KB)

  • Guides


    Aerohive QuickStart for the AP121 and AP141 (10 MB)

  • More Resources


    Aerohive AP121 Hardware User Guide

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    Aerohive Plenum and Suspended Ceiling Mount Installation Guide

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    Aerohive Recessed Ceiling Mount Installation Guide

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    Aerohive Rubber Feet Installation Guide

Features & Benefits

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Hardware Platform

  • Two radios provide concurrent 802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n connections with no degradation in performance
  • Automatic or dedicated mesh backup
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • Slimline design
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Security Features

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)–Hardware-based key storage and encryption
  • Wireless privacy & authentication Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA and WPA2, 802.11i, WEP, 802.1x, PSK, Private PSK
  • Granular user profile-based management defines QoS, mobility policies, and security policies for each user that enters the network
  • Encryption: AES:CCMP, TKIP, and RC4 (WEP only)
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Advanced Features

  • Integrated application visibility and control
  • On-board RADIUS Server with directory support, Captive Web Portal, DHCP server, and spectrum analysis

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