Aerohive AP230 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

The AP230 is an enterprise-grade, two radio (3x3) three stream MIMO 802.11ac/n Access Point engineered with uncompromising performance for high capacity.

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The AP230 set a new price / performance standard for 802.11ac APs. By combining the latest in 3x3, 3-stream 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi technology and advanced security and mobility management together into an economical package it allows you to deploy 802.11ac into every part of the network infrastructure – from Corp HQ to remote branches and outlets, to every campus and classroom.


  • Engineered for Industry-leading price/performance
  • Optimized performance even when powered by 802.3af PoE
  • High density environments with future-proof deployment
  • Integrated USB port for iBeacon sensor connectivity
  • Radio Specifications—802.11a

    5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback

  • Radio Specifications—802.11b

    2.4–2.5GHz Operating Frequency • Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation • Rates (Mbps): 11, 5.5, 2, 1 w/auto fallback

  • Radio Specifications—802.11g

    2.4–2.5 GHz Operating Frequency • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation • 20 dBm (100 mW) Transmit Power • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback

  • Radio Specifications—802.11n

    2.4–2.5 GHz & 5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency • 802.11n Modulation • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS23 (6.5Mbps - 450Mbps) • 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio • HT20 High-Throughput (HT) Support (for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) • A-MPDU and A-MSDU Frame Aggregation

  • Radio Specifications—802.11ac

    5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency • 802.11ac Modulation (256-QAM) • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS9 (6.5Mbps - 1300Mbps), NSS = 1-3. • 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio • VHT20/VHT40/VHT80 support

  • Mounting

    Desktop • Wall Mount included as part of AP • Built-in slot for Kensington type locks • Ceiling and Wall Mount locking accessory included with AP • Ceiling Tile flush 15/16” included as part of AP • Ceiling Tile Recessed 15/16”, 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory • Ceiling Tile flush 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory • Suspend Mount sold as an accessory • Plenum Mount sold as an accessory

  • Antennas

    3x Integrated single band, 2.4-2.5 GHz Omni-directional antennas • 3x Integrated single band, 5.1-5.8 GHz Omni-directional antennas

  • Interfaces

    2x autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Ports • Dual Ethernet ports with backhaul capabilities • Link Aggregation supported via Ether channel (link aggregation) • 1x Serial RJ45 port (bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none) • USB 2.0 port (Future use) • 1x Reset Pinhole

  • Physical

    WxHxD: 7.25” x 7.25” by 1 7/8” tall (plus .25” for the mounting hardware) – so 2.12” (5.4 cm) high total • Weight: 1.6 lbs (.73 kilograms)

  • Environmental

    Operating: 0 to 40°C, Storage: -40 to +70°C, Humidity: 95%

  • Environmental Compliance

    UL 2043

  • Power Options (sold separately)

    802.3af (minimum required) and/or 802.3at Power over Ethernet PoE Injector • 12v DC external power adapter • Aerohive switch products

  • Power Specification

    AC/DC power adapter: – Input: 100–240 VAC – Output: 12v/2.0A • PoE nominal input voltages: 48V, 0.35A, (802.3af) – 48V, 0.625A (802.3at) • RJ-45 power input pins: Wires 4,5,7,8 or 1,2,3,6 • 802.3af compatible with Cat-5 cable or higher (up to 14.5W draw with full functionality)

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive AP230 Datasheet (409 KB)

  • Guides


    Aerohive Devices QuickStart (237 KB)

  • Download

    Aerohive Recessed Ceiling Track Installation Instructions (621 KB)

  • Download

    Aerohive Plenum and Suspended Mount Installation Instructions (811 KB)

  • Download

    Aerohive Security Bracket Installation Instructions (595 KB)

Features & Benefits

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Hardware Platform

  • Two radios provide concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n connections with no degradation in performance
  • Automatic or dedicated mesh backup
  • Supports 802.3at PoE
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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
  • 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-Device RADIUS Server with directory support, Captive Web Portal, DHCP server, and spectrum analysis

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