PGH Networks

Aruba RAP-3 Remote Access Point

The multifunctional Aruba RAP-3 delivers secure 802.11n wireless and wired network access to corporate resources from branch and home offices.

Centrally managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, the RAP-3 extends corporate resources to remote locations by establishing site-to-site VPN tunnels to the data center.

The RAP-3 offers a variety of enterprise-class features, including role-based network access, policy-based forwarding, and Adaptive Radio Management™ (ARM), which gives remote workers the same high-quality Wi-Fi experience they get at corporate headquarters.

Delivering a wireless data rate of up to 300 Mbps, the RAP-3 has three 10/100BASE-T Ethernet ports and one USB port for connecting to 3G and 4G networks. It is also available with an 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port for IP phones or other devices.

At locations that require greater coverage, the RAP-3 can join an Aruba Instant™ WLAN cluster. Simply install additional RAP-3s or any Instant AP and the entire cluster is managed as one. If one Instant AP fails, another AP automatically takes over with no disruption.

For large installations, the Aruba Activate dramatically reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management. RAP-3s are factory-shipped to your remote offices and configure themselves when powered up

Advanced Features

  • Automatic device provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management
  • ARM delivers best-in-class RF management, including automatic transmit power and channel control with auto coverage-hole correction


  • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant RAPs 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

  • Wireless ◦802.11b/g/n Mobility Controller-managed RAP
  • 11b/g/n Aruba Instant AP
  • 11b/g/n air monitor
  • Hybrid WLAN and air monitor
  • Configurable to support 802.11n HT 20/40 channels or mixed-mode deployment IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Wired 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, PoE capable
  • User authentication: 802.1X, captive portal, MAC authentication or open access
  • Policy-based forwarding for local resource access

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: 2.4 GHz 802.11n indoor
  • Software-configurable 2.4-GHz radio
  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11n with two spatial streams and up to
  • 300 Mbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency band (country-specific restrictions apply): 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
  • Available channels: Managed by Virtual Controller or Mobility Controller, dependent upon configured regulatory domain
  • Supported radio technologies: 11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
  • 11g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 11n: 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types: 11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
  • 11g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (aggregate) transmit power: +19 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
  • Supported data rates (Mbps): 11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
  • 11g: 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
  • 11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Power In

  • AC-to-DC power adapter (included) – RAP-3WN: AC input: 100-240 volts AC/0.5 A
  • DC output: 12 volts DC/1.5 A
  • AC-to-DC power adapter (included) – RAP-3WNP: AC input: 100-240 volts AC/0.75 A
  • DC output: 48 volts DC/0.75 A
  • Maximum power consumption – RAP-3WN: Maximum (excluding USB): 4.0 watts
  • Maximum (using USB): 6.5 watts
  • Maximum power consumption – RAP-3WNP: Maximum (excluding USB and PoE): 5.5 watts
  • Maximum (using USB, no PoE): 8.0 watts
  • Maximum (using USB, full PoE): 26 watts


  • Two integrated, omni-directional antenna elements for 2×2 MIMO
  • Antenna gain: 2.0 dBi


  • Network: E0 (WAN): One 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • E1-E2 (LAN): Two 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • Optional 802.3af PoE (15.4 watts) on the E2 port for IP phones and other equipment
  • One port for DC power connector
  • One USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
  • One four-pin console interface (custom)


  • Desktop (using stand supplied with product)
  • Wall (using optional wall-mount accessory)


  • Dimensions/weight (unit, with desk stand): 129 mm x 109 mm x 64 mm (5.1” x 4.3” x 2.5”)
  • 180 g (6.6 oz)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping): 218 mm x 150 mm x 64 mm (8.6” x 5.9” x 2.5”)
  • RAP-3WN: 510 g (1.1 lb)
  • RAP-3WNP: 620 g (1.4 lb)


  • Operating: Temperature: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:: 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
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950


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


Limited lifetime warranty

Minimum ArubaOS Version

  • ArubaOS
  • Aruba Instant 3.0