HPE Aruba AP-505H (US) Unified Hospitality – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6 – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz – in-ceiling – Wireless Access Point

Mfg PartR3V48A, Rack Simply Part110323

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Product Description
HPE Aruba AP-505H (US) Unified Hospitality - wireless access point
Device Type
Wireless access point
Form Factor
Data Link Protocol
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 5.0, IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Maximum data rate (2.4 GHz): 287 Mbps ¦ Maximum data rate (5 GHz): 1.2 Gbps ¦ Aggregate throughput: 1.5 Gbps
Wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio: 256 ¦ BSSIDs per radio: 16 ¦ OFDMA units: 8
OS Required
ArubaOS, InstantOS
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported
Pricing Type
Dimensions (WxDxH)
3.4 in x 1.9 in x 5.9 in
12.7 oz
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) Compatible
Communications Technology

Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)

Shipping Width
4.4 in
Shipping Depth
2.1 in
Shipping Height
6.6 in
Shipping Weight
15.87 oz


Product Line
HPE Aruba
AP-505H (US) Unified Hospitality
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Packaged Quantity

Service & Support

Limited lifetime warranty

System Requirements

OS Required

Dimensions & Weight

3.4 in
1.9 in
5.9 in
12.7 oz


Wireless access point
Form Factor
Connectivity Technology
Data Transfer Rate
1.2 Gbps
Data Link Protocol
IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)


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  • Combine wireless and wired access in a single compact form-factor
  • Up to 1.5 Gbps of maximum wireless throughput
  • Up to 4 wired network ports and 1 Smart Rate uplink port
  • WPA3 and Enhanced Open security
  • Built-in technology that resolves sticky client issues for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 devices
  • OFDMA and MU-MIMO for enhanced multi-user efficiency
  • IoT-ready Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee support

Extra Features

  • 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.
  • 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 technical brief.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This feature uses built-in filtering to automatically minimize the impact of interference from cellular networks, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and commercial small cell or femtocell equipment.
  • Aruba APs continuously monitor and report hardware energy consumption. They can also be configured to enable or disable capabilities based on available PoE power – ideal when wired switches have exhausted their power budget.
  • Aruba Wi-Fi 6 APs can use analytics from Aruba Central to automatically transition in and out of a sleep mode based on client density.
  • Like all Aruba Wi-Fi 6 APs, the 500H Series includes an integrated Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 radio (for Zigbee support) to simplify deploying and managing IoT-based location services, asset tracking services, security solutions and IoT sensors. This allows organizations to leverage the 500H Series as an IoT platform, which eliminates the need for an overlay infrastructure and additional IT resources.
  • Ideal for IoTs that communicate infrequently, TWT establishes a schedule for when clients need to communicate with an AP. This helps improve client power savings and reduces airtime contention with other clients.
  • This features uses built-in filtering to automatically minimize the impact of interference from IoT wireless radios like Bluetooth and Zigbee.
  • The Aruba 500H Series includes components of Aruba’s 360 Secure Fabric to help protect user authentication and wireless traffic.
  • Support for stronger encryption and authentication is provided via the latest version of WPA for enterprise protected networks. Enhanced Open offers seamless new protection for users connecting to open networks where each session is automatically encrypted to protect user passwords and data on guest networks.
  • MPSK enables simpler passkey management for WPA2 devices – should the Wi-Fi password on one device or device type change, no additional changes are needed for other devices. This requires ClearPass Policy Manager.
  • In Remote AP (RAP) and IAP-VPN deployments, the Aruba 500H Series can be used to establish a secure SSL/IPSec VPN tunnel to a Mobility Controller that is acting as a VPN concentrator.
  • For enhanced device assurance, all Aruba APs have an installed TPM for secure storage of credentials, keys, and boot code.
  • To simplify policy enforcement, the Aruba 500H Series uses Aruba’s Policy Enforcement Rirewall (PEF) to encapsulate all traffic from the AP to the mobility controller (or gateway) for end-to-end encryption and inspection. Policies are applied based on user role, device type, applications, and location. This reduces the manual configuration of SSIDs, VLANs and ACLs. PEF also serves as the underlying technology for Aruba Dynamic Segmentation.
  • Each 500H Series AP provides connectivity for a maximum of 256 associated clients per radio (512 in total). In real-world scenarios, the maximum recommended client density is dependent on environmental conditions.
  • The APs can be deployed as a wall-mount or, for remote teleworker environments, they can be converted to a desk-mount by using an optional accessory stand.
  • A unique feature of Aruba APs is the ability to operate in either controller-less (Instant) or controller-based mode.