The Aruba AP-203R is a unique low-cost/low-power solution for bringing 802.11ac gigabit WiFi to the home, startup, or branch office - while bringing the management tools and quality-of-life assistance one would expect from enterprise-grade hardware. Combined with its easy re-configurability and integrated remote access support, the AP-203R would be an excellent fit for a wide variety of SMB usage scenarios.
The AP-203R features both 2.4ghz and 5ghz radios and, unique among WiFi APs, it can be configured to operate as either a single-radio 2x2 device or as a dual-radio 1x1 device. This adds significant flexibility to its deployments. One radio can also be configured to be used as a wireless intrusion detection system, adding to the 203R's overall security profile. Security is further maintained through high-powered encryption, as well as role-based authentication systems.
The AP-203R also includes Adaptive Radio Management systems, so it can quickly adapt to medium- and high-density local radio spectrums without a loss of bandwidth. A built-in Bluetooth radio allows for Bluetooth beacon functionality, and other location-based services. For remote workers, VPN support allows for secure and encrypted tunneling. Mesh networking features allow multiple 203R units to work together, allowing for quick and simple expansion of local services.
You can also choose whether to deploy the unit as part of a controlled network, or as a standalone controller-less device. It remains exceptionally easy to set up and configure either way. Whether you're using ArubaOS (controlled) or InstantOS (controller-less) you get a simple GUI that allows for deep access and insight into the AP's usage profile and specifics of its connection.
There are few 802.11ac APs for smaller businesses that offer so much functionality, and so many deployment options, in such a small and affordable package. Is the Aruba AP-203R right for your operation? Contact Hummingbird Networks today for a free consultation!