802.11ac 3x3:3 Dual 5 GHz Radio Wireless Access Point

Built for high performance and future-proofed for evolving capacity needs

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AP250 features 3x3:3 MU-MIMO, providing full 802.11ac technology performance with data rates up to 2.6 Gbps per access point using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5 GHz 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 allows either two 5 GHz radios (for high density-high capacity deployments) or concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios
  • Full 3x3:3 Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO and dual 5 GHz performance
  • Built-in BLE 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 - 1300Mbps), NSS = 1-3.
    • 3x3:3 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
    • 802.11n Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS23 (6.5Mbps - 450Mbps)
    • 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • HT20 High-Throughput (HT) Support (for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
    • HT40 High-Throughput (HT) Support for 5 GHz
    • A-MPDU and A-MSDU Frame Aggregation

  • Radio Specifications—802.11 a/b/g

    • DSSS,HR/DSSS, ERP-DSSS, OFDM , ERP-OFDM client access auto fallback

  • Included Mounting Options

    • Wall Mount
    • 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

    • 6 + 2 internal Wi-Fi antennas for spatial and polarization diversity
    • 1x BLE internal antenna

  • Interfaces

    • Two Autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports. PoE/PoE+ capability on one of the ports
    • RJ-45 console port
    • Standard USB port

  • Physical

    • WxDxH: 7.25” x 7.25” x 1.87”(18.4 cm x 18.4 cm x 1.87cm)
      [plus .25”, mounting hardware – 2.12” (5.4 cm) H total ]
    • Weight: 1.8 lb ( 0.81 kg)

  • Environmental

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

  • Environmental Compliance

    • UL2043

  • Power Specifications

    • IEEE 802.3af PoE Power: Full 3x3:3 802.11ac MU-MIMO performance, BLE and Dual 5 GHz. No USB port, no 2nd Ethernet port.
    • IEEE 802.3at PoE Power: full set of features (all of the above plus USB port and 2nd Ethernet port).

  • Power Options

    • Power Draw: Typical PoE 11.75W, Max PoE 16.07W

  • Certifications

    • WPA/WPA2
    • Voice-Enterprise

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive AP250 Datasheet (398 KB)

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    Aerohive HiveOS Datasheet (143 KB)

  • Guides


    Aerohive 802.11ac Access Points At-a-Glance (458 KB)

  • More Resources


    Aerohive AP250 Hardware User Guide

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    Aerohive Security Bracket Installation 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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    Aerohive Rubber Feet Installation Guide

Features & Benefits

Enterprise Connectivity

Enterprise Connectivity

  • 3x3 Wave 2 802.11ac technology with MU-MIMO capability and 3 spatial streams
  • Software configurable radio for dual 5 GHz operation
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy for iBeacon/other beacon technologies
  • IoT readiness with USB port
  • Full performance with IEEE 802.3af power
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – Hardware-based key storage and encryption
  • RF-IQ antenna and radio technology
Cloud Management

Cloud Management

  • Network Device and Client Monitoring
  • Global Search and Filter function
  • Auto-Provisioning Tools for quick and easy deployment
  • Network Health View
  • Versatile RF Planning
  • Guided Network Configuration Setup
  • 802.1X and PSK Secured Networks
  • Guest Access functionality with configurable Captive Web Portal
HiveCare Support

HiveCare Support

  • HiveCare Community Support: forum-based interactive support
  • HiveCare Connect CallBack service (optional)
  • Wide array of online resources and tools

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