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How do I understand an Aruba antenna's specifications/properties looking at the antenna name? How does Aruba antenna naming convention works?

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Environment : This article applies only to the antennas sold by Aruba Networks and not any third party antennas.


A typical Aruba antenna is named in the following format: 

ANT – P x Q – ABCC 

P – number of transmit antennas 
Q – number of receive antennas 

For eg, “2x2" represents 2 transmit and 2 receive MIMO antennas. 

A -- 
If it is a dual band antenna, it is represented by "D". 
If it is a 2.4 GHz single band antenna, it is represented by "2". 
If it is a 5 Ghz single band antenna, it is represented by "5". 

B -- 
0 = omnidirectional 
1 = 10 degrees or less 
2 = 20 degrees 
3 = 30 degrees 
4 = down-tilt omnidirectional 
5 = {reserved} 
6 = 60 degrees 
7 = 70 degrees 
8 = 120 degrees 
9 = 90 degrees 

CC - This is a two digit number that represents the antenna gain in dBi 

For example, 

"ANT-2x2-5010" is a 2x2 MIMO 5 GHz, Omnidirectional antenna with a gain of 10 dBi. 
"ANT-2x2-2714" is a 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz, 70 Degree antenna with a gain 14 dBi, 

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