PGH Networks

Aruba 130 Series Access Points

Multifunctional 130 series wireless access points (APs) maximize mobile device performance in extremely high-density Wi-Fi environments and ensure strong threat protection using integrated MACSec security.

These ultra-high-performance 802.11n APs deliver wireless data rates up to 450 Mbps per radio and employ three spatial streams to support 50% more throughput and mobile devices than previous-generation APs.

MACSec authentication and encryption on Ethernet ports enable secure AP deployment by interoperating with the MACSec capability on Aruba Mobility Access Switches and other wiring closet equipment.

The 135 series of APs features two dual-band 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios with 3×3 MIMO and four integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas. The 134 series features the same radios with external antenna connectors.

Choose your operating mode

  • The 130 series of APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.
  • Controller-managed mode. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 130 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Aruba Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.
  • Aruba Instant™ mode. In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about five minutes.

For large installations, the Aruba Activate dramatically reduces deployment time by automating Aruba Instant provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management. APs are factory-shipped to your deployment site and configure themselves when powered up.

Advanced Features

  • Spectrum Analysis: ◦Spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
  • Security: ◦With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys
  • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic

Operating Modes

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Aruba Instant AP
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Mobility Controller-managed AP
  • Air monitor (AM)
  • Secure enterprise mesh
  • Remote AP (RAP) when used with a Mobility Controller

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: Dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • 3×3 MIMO 802.11n with three spatial streams and up to 450 Mbps per radio
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply): ◦2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
  • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
  • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz
  • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
  • 5.725 to 5.850 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: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 802.11n: 3×3 MIMO with three spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types: ◦802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
  • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum transmit power (aggregated for three active transmit chains): ◦2.4 GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • 5 GHz: 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay diversity for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20-MHz and 40-MHz channels
  • Space time blocking code (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased reliability in signal delivery
  • Association rates (Mbps): ◦802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
  • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
  • 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS23 (6.5 Mbps to 450 Mbps)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU


  • 48 volts DC 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE) or 802.3at PoE+
  • 12 volts DC external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
  • Maximum power consumption: 12.5 watts


  • AP-134 and IAP-134: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas
  • AP-135 and IAP-135: Six integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 3×3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz


  • Network: Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • Ethernet ports support MACSec encryption and 802.3az EEE
  • 48 volts DC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+ interoperable with intellisource power sourcing equipment (both ports)
  • Other: One RJ-45 console interface


  • Included with AP: ◦Mounting brackets for attaching to 9/16” and 15/16” T-bar drop-tile ceiling
  • Kensington security lock point
  • Optional mounting kits (one per AP recommended): ◦AP-130-MNT: One stand-off bracket for mounting to a wall, ceiling or other flat surface
  • AP-130-MNT-W2: One stand-off enclosed box (to hide cables) for mounting to a flat surface
  • AP-130-MNT-C2: Mounting brackets for interlude and silhouette grid-style ceiling rails


  • Dimensions/weight (unit): ◦170 mm x 170 mm x 45 mm (6.69” x 6.69” x 1.77”)
  • 76 kg (1.68 lb)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping): ◦285 mm x 240 mm x 70 mm (11.22” x 9.45” x 2.76”)
  • 1.05 kg (2.31 lb)


  • Operating: ◦Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation temperature range: ◦Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)


  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
  • 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.


  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n


Limited lifetime warranty

Minimum ArubaOS Version

ArubaOS on an Aruba Mobility Controller
Aruba Instant software