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Introduction to Aerohive APs

Aerohive's Enterprise wireless LAN access points are engineered for security, reliability and simplicity. Aerohive access points support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards using 2x2:2 or 3x3:3 radios. Aerohive AP have 10/100/1000 Gbps Ethernet ports, some ow which provide PoE (power over Ethernet) options for PSE (power sourced equipment), such as cameras, smart phones, and microphones, and so on. Aerohive APs can be installed in a variety of environments, from indoor offices to industrial warehouses to outdoor locations with extreme weather conditions. Many models have an optional port for USB modem functionality. Some models can also function as routers.

All Aerohive APs support MIMO (Multiple Input - Multiple Output) for improved data transmission and faster processing at each end of the transmission. Even legacy 802.11a/b/g devices can take advantage of the power of MIMO (see "MIMO" .)

For information about how to configure your AP, see "Initial Configuration Guide for Aerohive APs".

Changing the Country Code: For devices that are configured for the World Regulatory Domain, it is important to change the country code. See "Updating the Country Code"

Aerohive AP Models

This section provides a general overview of all Aerohive AP models. For more specific installation procedures, component descriptions, and hardware specifications, click the link to the topic for specific devices.

The AP models currently supported by Aerohive and available for purchase include the following:

The AP110 is a multiple-channel wireless access point. The AP110 contains a dual-band radio that can operate at either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (but not in both bands simultaneously). These devices support a variety of Wi-Fi security protocols, including WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2.

The AP121 and AP141 wireless access points provide dual concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n radios for 2x2:2 MIMO antenna configurations. For more information about MIMO, see "MIMO".

When you enable 802.11n high-throughput options such as wide-channel mode (40-MHz channels), A-MPDU and A-MSDU packet aggregation, short guard interval, and MCS15 data rates, they can provide a PHY data rate up to 300 Mbps per radio. The AP121 has four internal antennas, and the AP141 has four detachable external antennas (two 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz in both cases). Both models have an RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, an RJ45 console port, and a USB modem port (reserved for future use).

AP130: See "Aerohive AP130"The AP130 802.11ac dual-radio 2x2:2 access point provides seamless transition to 802.11ac. The AP130 provides all of the services required by an enterprise network, yet is inexpensive enough to deploy for ultra-high capacity networks. The AP130 combines 2x2, 2-stream, 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and advanced security and device lifecycle management that allows you to deploy high speed Wi-Fi in every classroom or office. The AP130 provides data rates up to 867 Mbps in the 5-GHz band and supports dual concurrent 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5 Ghz 802.11a/n/ac radios.

The AP170 is a multi-channel mesh wireless access point with a watertight chassis that can be deployed in virtually any outdoor setting, including extreme environments.

With four antennas and the ability to provide service concurrently on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the AP170 supports 802.11n and legacy 802.11a, b, and g clients. The device provides 2x2:2 MIMO and a single 10/100/1000 Ethernet port through which it is powered using PoE (power over Ethernet) that follows the IEEE 802.3at standard.

The AerohiveAP230 has two radios that can operate in 802.11a/b/g/n/ac modes with optional Frame Burst support across all modes. The AP230 supports three 802.11n MIMO streams and three 802.11ac/n MIMO streams simultaneously. The maximum data rates are up to 450 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz 802.11n/g mode, up to 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz 802.11n mode with TurboQAM enabled, and 1.3 Gbps in the 5 GHz 802.11ac mode. Both radios also support legacy 802.11a/b/g wireless. The AP230 has two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports. These devices provide multi-function capabilities including high throughput and strong security.

The AP330 and AP350 802.11n wireless access points are designed for greater throughput and range, and can also be configured as routers.

The AP330 and AP350 provide dual concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n radios for 3x3:3 MIMO antenna configurations. When you enable 802.11n high-throughput options such as wide-channel mode (40-MHz channels), A-MPDU and A-MSDU packet aggregation, short guard interval, and MCS23 data rates, these models can provide a PHY data rate of up to 450 Mbps per radio. The AP330 has internal antennas, and the AP350 uses detachable external antennas. Both models have dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for link aggregation or link redundancy. They can accept power from an 802.3af or 802.3at standard PoE (power over Ethernet) power injector or from an AC/DC power adapter connected to a 100-240 VAC input power source.

The AP370 and AP390 wireless access points are designed for excellent throughput and range. They provide dual concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n/ac radios for 3x3:3 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna configurations. When you enable 802.11ac high-throughput options such as wide-channel mode (40-MHz channels), A-MPDU and A-MSDU packet aggregation, short guard interval, and MCS15 data rates, they can provide a PHY data rate up to 300 Mbps per radio. The AP370 has six internal antennas, and the AP390 has six detachable external antennas (three 2.4 GHz and three 5 GHz in both cases). Both models have two RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (ETH0 and ETH1), an RJ45 Console port, and a USB modem port that is protected by a port cover. The devices have built-in mounting hardware that allows you to install them on a ceiling track or to a wall.

Connecting Aerohive APs to the Network

Use the following easy steps to connect an AP to HiveManager Classic:

  1. Attach external antennas, if required.
  2. Connect a standard RJ45 Ethernet cable from the ETH0 port on the AP to a switch.
  3. If the switch provides PoE power, cabling the AP to the switch will cause the AP to power on in a few seconds.
  4. If the switch does not provide PoE, use the AC/DC power adapter (available as an accessory) connect the AP to a 100-240 AC power source.
  5. After you connect the AP to an Ethernet network and power it on, it automatically tries to get network settings through DHCP and contact HiveManager Classic. This process takes about five minutes. When you see the AP listed in the All Devices page in the Monitor section of the HiveManager Classic GUI, the initial setup is complete and you can begin monitoring the AP through HiveManager Classic.

If the AP does not appear in the HiveManager Classic GUI after about ten minutes, see "CAPWAP - Automatically Discovering HiveManager Classic" to understand how the AP tries to contact HiveManager Classic and what you can do to help establish a connection.

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