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

by on ‎06-28-2014 07:43 AM
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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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