Aruba AP-505H (RW) Unified AP

Aruba AP-505H (RW) Dual-radio 802.11ax 2x2 Unified Hospitality AP with 1+4 Ethernet PSE USB

Category : Aruba Wireless
Brand : Aruba
Model : R3V46A



High performance and cost-effective Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for hospitality, branch, and teleworker deployments

These economical Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high-performance connectivity for any organization experiencing growing mobile, cloud and IoT requirements. With a wireless aggregate data rate of up to 1.5 Gbps and gigabit local wired ports, they deliver the range of connectivity options needed for venues such as hotels, residence halls, and remote offices alike.


The 500H Series APs are designed to optimize user experience by maximizing Wi-Fi efficiency and dramatically reducing airtime contention between clients.

Features include Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), multi-user MIMO and cellular optimization. With up to 4 spatial streams (4SS) and 80MHz channel bandwidth, the 500H Series provides groundbreaking wireless capabilities for budget-conscious deployments. Read the Multi-User 802.11ax white paper for further information.

Advantages of OFDMA

This capability allows Aruba's APs to handle multiple Wi-Fi 6 capable clients on each channel simultaneously, regardless of device or traffic type. Channel utilization is optimized by handling each transaction via smaller sub-carriers or resource units (RUs), which means that clients are sharing a channel and not competing for airtime and bandwidth.

Aruba Air Slice for Extended OFDMA Assurance

APs in controller-less mode (Instant) can provide SLA-grade performance by allocating RUs to specific traffic types. By combining Aruba's Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) and Layer 7 deep packet inspection (DPI) to identify user roles and applications, the APs will dynamically allocate the bandwidth needed. Non-Wi-Fi 6 clients can also benefit. Air Slice for APs in controller mode will be supported in a future software release. Learn more in the link to Air Slice tech brief that was staged for March 10 announcement.

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Similar to downlink MU-MIMO in Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave 2), the 500H Series can simultaneously connect clients using downlink - and now - uplink spatial streams. The added benefit is the ability to multiply the number of clients that can now send traffic, thus optimizing client-to-AP spatial stream diversity.

Wi-Fi 6 and MU-MIMO aware client optimization

Aruba's patented AI-powered ClientMatch technology eliminates sticky client issues by placing Wi-Fi 6 capable devices on the best available AP. Session metrics are used to steer mobile devices to the best AP based on available bandwidth, types of applications being used and traffic type - even as users roam.


General Information

  • Product Name : Aruba Ap-505H (RW) Unified Ap
  • Manufacturer Part Number : R3V46A
  • Product Series : 500H
  • Product Model : AP-505H
  • Product Type : Wireless Access Point

Technical Information

  • Wireless LAN Standard : 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth Standard : Bluetooth 5
  • Frequency Band :
    • 2.40 GHz
    • 5 GHz
  • Total Number of Antennas : 2
  • Number of Internal Antennas : 2
  • Wireless Transmission Speed : 1.50 Gbit/s
  • MIMO Technology : Yes
  • Beamforming Technology : Yes
  • Interfaces/Ports
  • Ethernet Technology :
    • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Fast Ethernet
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports : 5
  • PoE (RJ-45) Port : Yes
  • PoE PD Port : Yes
  • USB : Yes
  • Management Port : Yes

Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor :
    • Wall Mountable
    • Desktop

Other Information

  • Product Family : 500H

Stock Details

  • Manufacturer : HPE
  • Manuf Part# : R3V46A

Aruba AP-505H (RW) Dual-radio 802.11ax 2x2 Unified Hospitality AP with 1+4 Ethernet PSE USB

The Aruba 500H Series Hospitality Access Points provide high-performance wireless and wired connectivity for hospitality organizations experiencing growing numbers of mobile, IoT, and mobility requirements. Supporting the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, the Aruba 500H Series can achieve a maximum aggregate data rate of up to 1.49 Gbps for venues such as hotels, university residence halls, and teleworkers. The Aruba 500H Series Hospitality APs are also designed to provide improved user experiences by integrating key Wi-Fi optimization technologies for increased Wi-Fi efficiency and optimized client airtime.

Aruba AP-505H (RW) Dual-radio 802.11ax 2x2 Unified Hospitality AP with 1+4 Ethernet PSE USB


  • Wi-Fi 6 for high performance and efficiency.
  • Provides policy enforcement for wireless traffic through Dynamic Segmentation.
  • IoT-ready with a built-in Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 radio that supports Zigbee®.
  • Supports up to 256 associated clients per radio.
  • Can be deployed as an Aruba Central-managed enterprise access point.

Incredible Efficiency with Wi-Fi 6

  • The Aruba 500H Series Hospitality Access Points support the Wi-Fi 6 standard, including features such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), bi-directional Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), and Target Wait Time (TWT).
  • Patented RF optimization technologies like ClientMatch have also been enhanced with Wi-Fi 6 awareness to group Wi-Fi 6-capable client devices together for optimized network utilization.
  • The Aruba 500H Series also supports Air Slice, a unique capability that enhances OFDMA with SLA-grade application assurance from the access point to the client device.

Infrastructure Designed with Flexibility in Mind

The Aruba 500H Series Hospitality Access Points are purpose-built to deliver unified wired and wireless connectivity for the Aruba Edge Services Platform (Aruba ESP) and support flexible deployment options.

The 500H Series can be installed on a wall for hotel or residence hall environments, or installed with a desk stand for remote connectivity. Up to 4 Ethernet ports provide local wired access.

This product can be managed by Aruba Central, as well as with existing on-premises and local management options.

IoT Platform Capabilities

  • The Aruba 500H Series Hospitality Access Points have the ability to support up to 256 associated clients per Wi-Fi radio – ideal for organizations deploying Wi-Fi connected IoT devices.
  • Supports Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee® wireless protocols through an integrated IoT radio, and third-party expansion with an integrated USB port.
  • Features improved client visibility with integrated device profiling, and the option for advanced insights when integrated with ClearPass Policy Manager or ClearPass Device Insight.


Technical Specifications

  • Ports  : (1) HPE SmartRate RJ-45 port, auto-sensing link speed (100/1000/2500BASE-T) and MDI/MDX. 2.5 Gbps speed complies with NBASE-T and 802.3bz specifications (4) 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) ports, auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX 
  • Mounting  : Optional mounting kits: Using one of the (separate orderable) mount kits, the AP can be attached to a single or dual gang wall-box, directly to a wall, or desk mounted. 
  • Input voltage  : IEEE 802.3at Class 4 PoE, IEEE 802.3bt Class 6 PoE, or direct DC power (via optional power supply) 
  • Power Consumption  : 50W max 
  • Certifications  : Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ 6 (ax) Wi-Fi Alliance WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 – Enterprise with CNSA option, Personal (SAE), Enhanced Open ( OWE) Wi-Fi Alliance WMM, WMM-PS, Wi-Fi Vantage, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint (release 2) Bluetooth SIG (AP-505H models only) Ethernet Alliance (POE, PD device, class 6) 
  • Regulatory  : FCC/ISED CE Marked RED Directive 2014/53/EU EMC Directive 2014/30/EU Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU IEC/EN 60950 EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2 IEC/EN 62368-1 
  • Wi-Fi antenna  : Two integrated semi-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with peak single antenna gain of 5.2dBi in 2.4GHz and 5.4dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical wall or desk mounted orientation of the AP. Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the combined, average pattern is 3.3dBi in 2.4GHz and 2.9dBi in 5GHz. 
  • Radio coverage  : 5GHz radio: Two spatial stream (SU/MU) MIMO for up to 1.2Gbps wireless data rate (HE80) 2.4GHz radio: Two spatial stream (SU/MU) MIMO for up to 287Mbps wireless data rate (HE20) 
  • Product dimensions (H x W x D)  : 5.9 x 3.4 x 1.9 in 
  • Weight  : 0.8 lb