Aerohive AP550 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access Point

The AP550 is a 4x4:4, dual radio, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with a software selectable radio, designed for high capacity and high density environments

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The AP550 is an excellent choice to provide instant adaption to ever-changing capacity and density needs. AP550 features 4x4:4 MU-MIMO with aggregate data rates up to 3.46 Gbps per access point. 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 4x4:4 Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO and dual 5 GHz performance
  • 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—802.11ac

    • 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • 802.11ac Modulation (256-QAM)
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS9 (6.5Mbps - 1733Mbps), NSS = 1-4.
    • 4x4 4-Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • VHT20/VHT40/VHT80 support

  • Radio Specifications—802.11n

    • 2.4–2.5 GHz & 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS23 (6.5Mbps - 300Mbps)
    • 4x4 4-Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • HT20 High-Throughput (HT) Support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
    • HT40 High-Throughput (HT) Support for 5 GHz
    • A-MPDU and A-MSDU Frame Aggregation

  • Radio Specifications—802.11g

    • DSSS,HR/DSSS, ERP-DSSS, OFDM , ERP-OFDM client access auto fallback
    • 2.4–2.5 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—802.11a

    • 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/auto fallback

  • 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

    • 12x WiFi internal antennas (4x 2.4 GHz antennas and 8x 5 GHz antennas)
    • 1x BLE internal antenna

  • Interfaces

    • Two Autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports. PoE (Power over Ethernet 802.3af) capability on both the ports for redundancy and high availability
    • RJ-45 console port
    • Standard USB port

  • Physical

    • WxDxH: 8.15” x 8.15” x 2.17” [208mm x 208mm x 55mm]

  • Environmental

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

  • Environmental Compliance

    • UL2043

  • Power Specifications

    • IEEE 802.3at PoE Power required for full 4x4:4 MU-MIMO, dual 5 GHz, USB, BLE and 2 Ethernet ports to operate

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive AP550 Datasheet (427 KB)

  • Guides


    Aerohive 802.11ac At-a-Glance (405 KB)

  • More Resources


    Aerohive AP550 Hardware User 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 15/16” (2.38 cm) Recessed and Flush Ceiling Track Installation Instructions

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    Aerohive 9/16” (1.34 cm) Recessed and Flush Ceiling Installation Instructions

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Features & Benefits

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Hardware Platform

  • Two 4x4:4 radios; software selectable 2.4GHz/5Ghz and 5 GHz for 3.46 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
  • PoE redundancy between the two port for high availability
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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)
  • MACsec to help secure communication on the point to point link between the access point and the access switch port
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer with support for device identification
  • Zero Wait Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) allows for fast channel switches to DFS channels

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