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Aruba AP-277 Access Point
Extending gigabit Wi-Fi to outdoor enterprise environments

Aruba AP-277 Access Point

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Innovative and aesthetically-designed 270 series outdoor wireless access points deliver gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices under any weather conditions. The 270 series is also the only outdoor AP that enables 802.11n clients to operate three-times faster at greater distances.

Purpose-built to survive in the harshest outdoor environments, 270 series APs withstand exposure to extreme high and low temperatures, persistent moisture and precipitation, and are fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. All electrical interfaces include industrialstrength surge protection.

With a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, 270 series outdoor APs supports concurrent dual-radio operation at speeds that greatly exceed Fast Ethernet.

Simple to buy, simple to install
Simple to buy, simple to install

The 270 series is as simple to install as an outdoor video camera and features integrated antenna options for easy deployment.

Powered with beamforming
Powered with beamforming

Extend the performance benefits of beamforming to outdoor environments, where maximizing the range of Wi-Fi is most critical.

Aesthetic and inconspicuous design
Aesthetic and inconspicuous design

270-series APs – with or without external antennas – are totally unobtrusive and look just like any other common outdoor fixture.

Wi-Fi Client Optimization

To eliminate sticky client behavior and ensure consistently high performance, every Aruba AP includes ClientMatch technology, which gathers session performance metrics that steer mobile devices to the best AP and radio on the WLAN in real time.

Choose your operating mode

The 270 series of outdoor APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running ArubaOS. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, the 270 series offers centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
  • Aruba Instant AP running InstantOS. In Aruba Instant mode, one AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other APs. Just power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about five minutes.
  • Secure enterprise mesh

In addition to operation mode, the APs can be optionally configured to perform the following functions:

  • Spectrum analysis: Dedicated scan mode identifies sources of RF interference.
  • Air monitoring: Dedicated scan mode provides wireless intrusion protection.
  • Hybrid AP: Serves Wi-Fi clients and simultaneously provides wireless intrusion protection and spectrum analysis.

For large installations with multiple sites, the Aruba Activate service reduces deployment time by automating provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. With Aruba Activate, Instant APs are factory shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.

If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 270 series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.


Innovative industrial design

  • Eliminates installation complexity
  • Inconspicuous design that improves aesthetics
  • Delivers IP66- and IP67-rated protection from the elements

Best-in-class RF management

  • Integrated Adaptive Radio Management technology manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands and ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference

Reliable and predictable Wi-Fi performance

  • Patented ClientMatch technology ensures that roaming clients associate with the best AP to maximize performance
  • AppRF technology identifies and prioritizes applications on the network

Spectrum analysis

  • Capable of part-time or dedicated spectrum analysis, which scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference

Limited lifetime warranty

  • An industry first for outdoors


AP-277 Specifications

AP-270 Series Specifications

  • AP-277 and IAP-277
    • 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three integrated 80° H x 80° V beamwidth directional antennas

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: Outdoor, dual radio, 5-GHz 802.11ac and 2.4-GHz 802.11n
    • In addition to 802.11n data rates, the 2.4-GHz radio supports 802.11ac data rates using 256-QAM modulation. This gives TurboQAM-enabled clients a 33% boost above the maximum supported data rate to deliver up to 600 Mbps.
  • 3×3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    • 5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz
    • 5.250 GHz to 5.350 GHz
    • 5.470 GHz to 5.725 GHz
    • 5.725 GHz to 5.875 GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent upon configured regulatory domain
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n/ac: 3×3 MIMO with up to three spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM (with TurboQAM clients)
    • 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited) by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4-GHz band: +28 dBm (23 dBm per chain)
    • 5-GHz bands: +28 dBm (23 dBm per chain)
  • Advanced cellular coexistence (ACC) feature to minimize interference from cellular systems
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay diversity (CDD) for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20-MHz, 40-MHz and 80-MHz channels
  • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Explicit transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased reliability in signal delivery
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23, 1 to 3 spatial streams)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, 1 to 3 spatial streams
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT 20/40/80
  • 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU Power
  • Maximum power consumption: 23 watts.
  • Direct AC source: 100-240 Volt AC
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3at compliant source

WiFi Antennas

  • Six integrated multipolarized directional antennas with 80° H x 80° V beamwidths for 3 x 3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 6.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.

Other Interfaces

  • One PoE+ PD port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • One port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • AC power interface, power cords sold separately
  • Serial console interface (micro USB)
  • Reset button
  • Visual indicator (LED):
    • Power/system status; automatically disabled after initial operation period


  • Must be ordered separately
  • Optional mounting kits:
    • AP-270-MNT-V1: Aruba 270 series AP long mount kit for pole/wall mounting. Reduces impact of obstruction by pole or extends away from corner.
    • AP-270-MNT-V2: Aruba 270 series AP short mount kit for pole/wall mounting
    • AP-270-MNT-H1: Aruba 270 series AP mount kit for hanging from inclined/horizontal structures
    • AP-270-MNT-H2: Low profile mount primarily for AP-277


  • Dimensions/weight (excluding mount):
    • 23 cm (W) x 22 cm (D) x 13 cm (H)
    • 9.0" (W) x 8.7" (D) x 5.1" (H)
    • 2.1 kg/4.6 lbs


  • Operating:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +65° C (-40° F to +150°F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158°F)
  • Maximum operating altitude: 3000m
  • Chassis rating: IP66 and IP67
  • Wind survivability: Up to 165 mph
  • Shock and vibration: ETSI 300-19-2-4 spec T41.E 4M3


  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2
For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.


  • MTBF: 753,457hrs (86yrs) at +25C operating temperature

Regulatory Model Number

  • AP-277 and IAP-277: APEX0102


  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


  • Aruba limited lifetime warranty

Minimum Software Versions

  • Aruba OS 6.4.3
  • Aruba Instant 4.2.0

Wireless Radio Specifications:

RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm) per transmit chain Receiver sensitivity (dBm) per receive chain
2.4 GHz - 802.11b
1 Mbps 23.0 -95.0
2 Mbps 23.0 -93.0
5.5 Mbps 23.0 -90.0
11 Mbps 23.0 -88.0
2.4 GHz - 802.11g and 5 GHz - 802.11a
6 Mbps 23.0 -93.0
54 Mbps 19.0 -75.0
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - 802.11n HT20
MCS0/8 23.0 -93.0
MCS7/15 18.0 -71.0
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8 23.0 -90.0
MCS7/15 18.0 -68.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT20
MCS0 23.0 -93.0
MCS9 16.0 -68.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT40
MCS0 23.0 -90.0
MCS9 15.0 -63.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT80
MCS0 23.0 -87.0
MCS9 15.0 -61.0

Maximum capability of the hardware provided. Maximum transmit power is limited by local regulatory settings. RF performance numbers for AP-274 are slightly lower due to additional internal RF circuitry.

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