Controller Based WLANs

What is the impact of connecting a AP-224 or AP-225 to POE (802.2af) enabled switchport?

Environment : This article applies to Aruba AP-224 and AP-225 Access Points.

 

For an unrestricted functionality of AP-224 and AP-225, it is mandatory to connect them to power or to a PoE+ (802.3at) enabled switch port. But when connected to a POE (802.2af) power enabled switch port, below limitations are applied:
  • Eth1 and USB ports are disabled
  • 5 GHz is limited to 2x3 instead of 3x3
  • 2.4 GHz radio is limited to 1x3 instead of 3x3 
      
    NOTE: This mode is called Power Efficient Mode and the Power LED of the Access Point glows amber instead of green.
     

 

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Hi, Is it possible to disable 5 GHz radio, usb, second ethernet port, and use this AP full funcional 2,4 GHz radio with 802.3af? Because we only have 2,4 GHz tablets and we really dont need 5 GHz radio yet. Thank you in advance, Zs

For Disabling 5Ghz Radio

Configuration > AP Configuration > Click AP-Group > Click RF Management > Click 802.11a radio > uncheck "Radio Enable" > Apply > Save Configuration

 

For Disabling E1 to E4 Interfaces
Configuration > AP Configuration > Click AP-Group > Click AP > Click Ethernet interface 1 port configuration > Select "shutdown" profile from drop down > Apply > Save Configuration

 

For Disabling USB
Configuration > AP Configuration > Click AP-Group > Click AP > Click Provisioning > Select N/A from drop down > Apply > Save Configuration

Thank you very much for your answer! And than I will do this The 2,4 GHz radio hasnt got a limitation? Thank you! Zs
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