PGH Networks

Aruba 175 Series Outdoor Access Points

For high-density Wi-Fi client environments Multifunctional 175 series outdoor wireless access points (APs) deliver enterprise-grade Wi-Fi to high-density client environments in campuses, storage yards, warehouses, container and transportation facilities, extreme industrial production areas and other harsh environments.

These high-performance 802.11n outdoor APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio and ensure peak performance by utilizing channel bonding, block acknowledgement and MIMO radios. Advanced antenna technology also increases RF signal range and reliability.

Able to survive in harsh outdoor environments, 175 series APs withstand exposure to high and low temperatures, persistent moisture and precipitation, and are fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. All electrical interfaces include industrial-strength surge protection.

The 175 series outdoor APs feature two dual-band 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios with 2×2 MIMO and four external antenna connectors.

Choose your operating mode

The 175 series of outdoor APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

Controller-managed mode. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 175 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 device provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management. Aruba Instant APs are factory-shipped to your remote offices 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

  • 11a/b/g/n Aruba Instant AP
  • 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 outdoor
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11n with two spatial streams and up to
  • 300 Mbps per radio
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply): ◦2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
  • 150 to 5.250 GHz
  • 250 to 5.350 GHz
  • 470 to 5.725 GHz
  • 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: 11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
  • 11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 11n: 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types: 11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
  • 11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum transmit power: ◦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
  • Space time blocking code (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Association rates (Mbps): 11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
  • 11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
  • 11n: MCS0 to MCS15 (6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps)
  • 11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Power In

  • IAP-175P and AP-175P: 48-volt DC 802.3at power over Ethernet (PoE+)
  • IAP-175AC and AP-175AC: 100-240-volt AC from external AC power source
  • AP-175DC: 12-48 volt DC from external DC power source
  • Maximum power consumption: 18 watts; excludes power consumed by any PoE device connected to and powered by the IAP-175AC and AP-175AC

Power Out

The AC and DC powered models provide an 802.3af PoE power source (PSE) on the Ethernet interface


  • Four N-type female interfaces (two 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz) for external MIMO antennas
  • Feeder cable may be used for external antenna deployments


  • Network: One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • Power: One AC power connector (IAP-175AC and AP-175AC) and one DC power connector (IAP-175DC and AP-175DC)
  • Other: One USB console interface


Wall or mast mounted using the mounting bracket supplied with the unit; solar shield included


  • Dimensions/weight (unit): 225 mm x 225 mm x 105 mm (8.9” x 8.9” x 4.1“), excluding connectors
  • 5 kg (7.7 lb): IAP-175P and AP-175P
  • 25 kg (9.4 lb): IAP-175AC, AP-175AC and AP-175DC
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping): 395 mm x 348 mm x 375 mm (15.6” x 13.7” x 14.8“)
  • 25 kg (18.2 lb): IAP-175P and AP-175P
  • 9 kg (19.8 lb): IAP-175AC, AP-175AC and AP-175DC


  • Operating temperature: ◦-30° C to 60° C (-22° F to 140° F): IAP-175P and AP-175P
  • -40° C to 55° C (-40° F to 131° F): IAP-175AC, AP-175AC and AP-175DC
  • Operating humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: Up to 3,000 meters (9,850 feet)
  • Storage and transportation temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
  • Weather rating: IP66
  • Wind survivability: Up to 165 mph
  • Shock and vibration: ETSI 300-19-2-4 spec T41.E class 4M3


  • 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
  • Korea KCC
  • Mexico NOM/COFETEL
  • Japan MIC/VCCI
  • Brazil ANATEL
  • China SRRC/CCC
  • AS/NZS 4260, 4771, 3548

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.


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Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n


One year parts and labor

Minimum ArubaOS Version on an Aruba Mobility Controller
Aruba Instant software