Aerohive AP250 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access Point

The AP250 is a 3x3:3, dual radio, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with a software selectable radio, designed for the best coverage and capacity.

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As WLAN capacity requirements soar, the AP250 is an excellent choice to provide instant adaption to ever-changing capacity needs. AP250 features 3x3:3 MU-MIMO, providing full 802.11ac technology performance with data rates up to 2.6 Gbps per access point using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5GHz 802.11ac performance on both radios to provide the best of coverage and capacity Wi-Fi design and maximize ROI. Built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio enables proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.


  • Software selectable radio allowing either two 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac radios (for High Density-High Capacity deployments) or concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n radios
  • Full 3x3:3 Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO and dual 5 GHz performance with IEEE 802.3af power
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy for iBeacon and other beacon technologies
  • IoT readiness with USB port for other wireless technologies to connect seamlessly
  • Radio Specifications—802.11 a/b/g

    • DSSS,HR/DSSS, ERP-DSSS, OFDM , ERP-OFDM client access 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 Streams SU-MIMO & MU-MIMO
    • VHT20/VHT40/VHT80 support

  • Included Mounting Options

    • Ceiling Tile flush 15/16” and Wall Mount locking accessory included with AP

  • Mounting

    • Desktop
    • 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
    • Silhouette and Interlude sold as an accessory

  • Antennas

    • 6 + 2 internal Wi-Fi antennas for spatial and polarization diversity
    • 1x BLE internal antenna

  • Interfaces

    • Two Autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports. PoE+ (Power over Ethernet 802.3at) capability on one of the ports
    • RJ-45 console port

  • Physical

    • WxDxH: 7.25” x 7.25” by 1 7/8” tall (plus .25” for the mounting hardware) – 2.12” (5.4 cm) high total

  • Environmental

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

  • Environmental Compliance

    • UL2043

  • Power Specifications

    • IEEE 802.3af PoE Power: Full 3x3:3 802.11ac MU-MIMO performance, BLE and Dual 5 GHz. No USB port, no 2nd Ethernet port
    • IEEE 802.3at PoE Power: full set of features (all of the above plus USB port and 2nd Ethernet port)
    • 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45 power input pins: Wires 4,5,7,8 or 1,2,3,6)
    • 802.3at Power over Ethernet injector
    • 2.4 GHz typical power draw 17 dBm, max 22 dBm
    • 5 GHz typical power draw 18 dBm, max 23dBm

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive AP250 Datasheet (430 KB)

  • Guides


    Aerohive 802.11ac At-a-Glance (262 KB)

  • More Resources


    Aerohive AP250 Hardware User Guide

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    Aerohive Security Bracket Installation Guide

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    Aerohive Wall Mount Bracket Installation Guide

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    Aerohive Plenum and Suspended Ceiling Mount Installation Guide

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    Aerohive Silhouette and Interlude 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 3x3:3 radios; software selectable 2.4 GHz/5 GHz and 5 GHz for 2.6 Gbps data rates
  • RF-IQ antenna innovation
  • Integrated BLE (BlueTooth Low Energy)
  • Plenum-rated indoor access point
  • Dual 1 GE ports for aggregation or security
  • USB interface for IoT readiness
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Security Features

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)–Hardware-based key storage and encryption
  • Wireless privacy & authentication - WPA and WPA2 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED , Private PSK
  • Encryption: AES/CCMP, TKIP, RC4 (WEP only)
  • Granular user profile-based management defines QoS, mobility policies, and security policies for each user that enters the network
  • Stateful L2- L7 firewalls
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Advanced Features

  • Integrated AVC (Application Visibility and Control)
  • On-device RADIUS server with directory support, Captive Web Portal, DHCP server, and spectrum analysis
  • Advanced Automatic Channel Selection Protocol (ACSP) for optimum radio performance.

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