Aruba Instant On AP12


The perfect choice for small stores,
bustling cafés, law firms,
and boutique hotels.


Speed, security, and a simplified setup at your service

The Aruba Instant On AP12 provides robust performance improvement for indoor locations with support for 75 simultaneous devices, or slightly smaller numbers with more intense networking requirements.

Perfect For:

  • Busy Retails Stores
  • Medical Offices
  • Hospitality
  • Law & Accounting firms


Supports up to 75 devices

The AP12 can handle heavy network users who spread their work throughout the day, or lighter users who might connect at the same time. Made to fit your budget, this indoor access point supports up to 75 devices simultaneously. Delivering MU-MIMO capabilities, it has a maximum aggregate peak data rate of 1.6 Gbps.


Stopping people and bots from accessing your network from the outside is critical for small businesses. That’s why the AP12 has a built-in security gateway and firewall to keep business and guest traffic separate. Offering WPA2/WPA3/OWE authentication for secure Wi-Fi access, this future-ready access point delivers a worry-free networking experience.

High performance

AP12 delivers 5 GHz 802.11ac 3×3 MIMO for up to 1,300 Mbps wireless data rate, with Multi User MIMO support (Wi-Fi 5) 2.4 GHz 802.11n 2×2 MIMO for up to 300 Mbps wireless data rate (Wi-Fi 4). This powerful access point is designed to meet mobile, IoT, and security needs, and supports high-definition video streaming and cloud-application requirements.

Built in Wi-Fi router/gateway functionality

Aruba Instant On is designed to serve as the primary Wi-Fi router to your network. Just connect your access point to your modem and you’re ready to go. By setting up your Wi-Fi in router mode, you’ll eliminate the need for additional devices.

Separate employee and guest networks

Customize the experience with your logo, authentication, and rules of use, or keep it simple. You can easily apply bandwidth rates, set data usage per app, and limit the duration of use of an external portal or service like Facebook Wi-Fi. Additionally, you can open guest networks for quick and easy access, applying bandwidth limits for your clients or your network.

802.11k to eliminate sticky client issue

802.11k provides a smoother, non-disruptive experience by giving users consistent network access. Even when roaming, the result is fewer disruptions to applications, and faster service as a result of improved WLAN utilization.


Wi-Fi coverage that counts

Aruba Instant On


Ideal Deployment

  • Medical offices, cafés, restaurants, or boutique hotels

Recommended max number of active devices per AP

  • 75

Max data rates

  • 1600 Mbps


  • 3×3


  • 483g


  • 2.4 Ghz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4); 5 Ghz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2)


  • 157mm (W) x 157mm (D) x 34mm (H)


  • 802.3af PoE, 13.0W Max, or 12Vdc