Access Points / AP12

Aruba Instant On AP12

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

Shop now
Aruba Instant On Access Point 12
young Black barista rings up a coffee order on a tablet

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.

Buy now

Perfect for:

drawn icon of a retail storefront

Busy retail stores

icon of a filing folder with a cross on it

Medical offices

icon of a domed front desk bell


icon of a document overlaid with a scale

Law & accounting firms

Product Features

Aruba Instant On AP12 has all the features you need right out of the box

  • 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.

  • Security

    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 3x3 MIMO for up to 1,300 Mbps wireless data rate, with Multi User MIMO support (Wi-Fi 5) 2.4 GHz 802.11n 2x2 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.


drawn icon of a shield with the number two inside it

Two-year warranty

drawn icon of a headset with a microphone

24/7 phone and chat support

drawn icon of three people’s heads and shoulders

Instant On community

Where to Buy

Ready to get simple, smarter Wi‑Fi?

Let’s connect you with local resellers of the AP12 in

your country

Product Reviews

Read what people are saying about Aruba Instant On

Technical Specs

Technical specifications for the Aruba Instant On AP12

    Your choice:
    Aruba Instant On Access Point 12


    Aruba Instant On Access Point 11


    Aruba Instant On Access Point 22


    Ideal deployment
    Medical offices, cafés, restaurants, or boutique hotels
    SOHOs, boutiques, retail shops
    Boutique hotels, independent schools, restaurants, and professional offices
    Recommended max number of active devices per AP
    Max data rates
    1600 Mbps
    1167 Mbps
    1774 Mbps
    2.4 Ghz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4); 5 Ghz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2)
    2.4 Ghz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4); 5 Ghz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2)
    2.4 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6); 5 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
    157mm (W) x 157mm (D) x 34mm (H)
    152mm (W) x 152mm (D) x 34mm (H)
    160mm (W) x 160mm (D) x 37mm (H)
    802.3af PoE, 13.0W Max, or 12Vdc
    802.3af PoE, 13.0W Max, or 12Vdc
    802.3af PoE, 10.1W Max, or 12Vdc
    Aruba Instant On Access Point 15


    Aruba Instant On Access Point 25


    Aruba Instant On Access Point 11D


    Ideal deployment
    Animation firms, tech start-ups
    Gaming, boutique hotels, professional offices
    Boutique hotels, SOHO, medical offices
    Recommended max number of active devices per AP
    Max data rates
    2033 Mbps
    5374 Mbps
    1167 Mbps
    2.4 Ghz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4); 5 Ghz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2)
    2.4 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6); 5 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
    2.4 Ghz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4); 5 Ghz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2)
    183mm (W) x 183mm (D) x 41mm (H)
    200mm (W) x 200mm (D) x 45mm (H)
    150mm (W) x 86mm (D) x 40mm (H)
    802.3af PoE, 14.4W Max, or 12Vdc
    802.3at (class 4), 20.1WMax, or 12Vdc
    802.3af PoE, 9.7W Max to 25.3W Max, or 48Vdc

You’ll find all the details and the ordering guide for the AP12 here.

Get the details

Ready to level up your network?

Shop Now