Atom AP30 Hardware User Guide

Read about and view specifications and compliance information for the Atom AP30 in this topic. Install the Atom AP30 using this topic.

  • Atom AP30 is an 802.11ac wireless access point with plug-and-play installation. Atom AP30 draws its power from a standard wall socket and provides network connectivity through a single Ethernet port to neighboring wired devices as well as BLE for IoT applications.
  • The Atom AP30 is available in three models, shown below:

    Atom APs are shipped in packs of three (SKU: AH-ATOM-3PK-FCC).

    For more information about Extreme Networks APs and products in general, see "Introduction to Extreme APs".

    For regulatory and compliance information, see "Regulatory Compliance Statements".

    Safety Guidelines

    Install the Atom AP30

    To install the Atom AP30, simply plug it into a standard wall outlet. The device can also be installed using a security bracket (ordered separately). International models can be secured with a cable. For more information, contact your Extreme Networks representative.

    The Atom AP30 shipping carton contains the following items:

    • Three Atom AP30 devices
    • Read Me card

    Install US Models

    Before you install your US model Atom AP30, if you plan to secure the device, first install the security bracket (SKU AH-ATOM-BRKT - available for US models only) in the wall socket. Then insert the AP into the security bracket as shown below, and plug the device into the wall socket. If you do not plan to secure the device, simply plug it directly into the wall socket.

    EU and UK models can be plugged directly into the wall socket.


    Install EU and UK Models

    Plug Atom AP30 EU and UK models into the wall. To secure the device using the security cable, either loop the smaller connector that attaches to the AP through the larger connector to form a loop, and secure the loop around an object, or screw the larger connector ring into the wall plate or wall.


    The Atom AP30 automatically looks for neighboring APs with which to form a mesh. You can also configure the Ethernet port for bridge mode, and use it to connect a wired device, such as a printer or projector, to your network.

    • Make sure the Extreme Networks logo is upright. Plugging the device in upside down will impact performance.

    Hardware Components

    This section describes the hardware components of the Atom AP30.

    Status LED

    The Atom AP30 has a status LED on the top front edge of the chassis. When you plug the device into a wall socket, this light cycles through the following sequence:

    Atom AP30 LED Color Patterns

    • Steady amber: The device is initializing, rebooting, or downloading new software.
    • Slow-blinking amber: The device is looking for a neighbor with which to establish a mesh connection. If the AP remains in a slow-blinking amber stage, it is too far away from the portal AP to establish a good connection.
    • Fast-blinking white: The device is looking for a neighbor with which to establish a mesh connection. If the AP remains in a slow-blinking amber stage, it is too far away from the portal AP to establish a good connection.
    • Mesh Connection Status: The LED stays in one of the following states for about 15 seconds before moving to the steady white stage:
    • No flashing white or amber: The signal is a the minimum level required to establish a mesh link, and the connection is not stable. The negotiated speed is less than 60 Mbps.
    • Slow flashing white or amber: The speed is slow but the connection is stable. The negotiated speed is between 60 and 90 Mbps. Use case: There is a need to add coverage to a dead zone, there are not many clients, and traffic levels are low.
    • Fast flashing white or amber: The speed is fast and the connection is stable. The negotiated speed is greater than 90 Mbps. Use case: A large group of clients or videos are using the mesh and need the best possible connection.
    Steady White: The device has successfully established a CAPWAP connection and is operating normally. If the LED stays solid amber after the Mesh-connecting phase, the serial number has not been entered into ExtremeCloud IQ.
    • If you need a better connection, your options are to unplug the Atom AP30 and move it to another location, or change its orientation until you get the amber or white status that works for your use case.

    Ethernet Port

    The Atom AP30 has one RJ45 1 Gbps Ethernet port that supports bridge and backhaul modes.

    Hardware Specifications

    The following specifications describe the physical features and hardware components, the power adapter and electrical requirements, and the temperature and humidity ranges in which the devices can operate.

    802.11ac 2x2:2 802.11ac dual band, 300 + 867 Mbps

    Antennas: The Atom AP130 has 4 integrated antennas.

    • 2 Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz antennas
    • 1 Wi-Fi 5 GHz antenna
    • 1 dual band 2.4 GHz BLE/ 5 GHz Wi-Fi antenna

    Antenna Gain:

    • 2.4 GHz: 1.9 dBi gain
    • 5 GHz: 5.5 dBi gain

    Power Adapter: Integrated Type A 110V AC power adapter that is compatible with a Type A or Type B electrical plug.

    BLE: Built-in BLE for iBeacon and beacon management applications

    Device Specifications:

    • Chassis dimensions: 2.83” W x 2. 83” H x 1.73” D (72 mm x 72 mm x 44 mm)
    • Weight: 0.47 lb (0.21 kg)

    Environmental Specifications:

    • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
    • Maximum Humidity: 95% RH (noncondensing)

    Regulatory Compliance Statements

    The regulatory compliance statements in this section apply to Extreme Networks Atom AP30 devices.


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