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Aerohive’s End of Life Access Points and HiveManager Licensing:
(This link provides you with the end of sale and support dates along with the replacement Extreme Networks WAPs)

Aerohive HiveManager Classic

  • Hive Manager Classic is “End of Sale” for new customers. Existing customers can purchase classic licenses / subscriptions until 12/31/2020
  • Hive Manager Classic Cloud has an “End of Support” date of 3/31/2023. HiveManager Classic On-Prem has an “End of Support” date of 3/21/2025
  • We should begin discussing migrating your clients to Extreme XIQ (Formerly HiveManager NG)

  • Aerohive AP230
    Performance Optimized 802.11ac/n Dual-Radio 3x3:3 Access Point with Internal Antenna

    Sorry, this product is no longer available, replaced by the AH-AP-250-AC-FCC.



    Aerohive Networks AP230 Enterprise access points set a new price / performance standard for 802.11ac APs. By combining the latest in 3x3, 3-stream 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi technology and advanced security and mobility management together into an economical package it allows you to deploy 802.11ac into every part of the network infrastructure – from Corp HQ to remote branches and outlets to every campus and classroom.

    With HiveOS at its heart and the ability to provide full Wi-Fi functionality on legacy POE infrastructure, the AP230 maintains the controller-less price/performance standard Aerohive has set and creates solution pricing that allows enterprises of all sizes to broadly deploy 802.11ac for their mobility future.

    The AP230 provides high-performance, dual concurrent 2.4Ghz 802.11n/g/b radio with Turbo-QAM™and 5Ghz 802.11ac/n/a radio with beamforming which can support legacy 802.11a, b, g and n clients and interoperate with the rest of the Aerohive Cooperative Control devices to provide a seamless enterprise-class experience for all connected users.

    Key Features and Benefits

    Engineered for Industry-leading price/performance
    The challenges of pervasive mobility – high performance Wi-Fi, high client density, industry and government regulations, and advanced applications – are no longer the exclusive domain of the large enterprise. Engineered with security features to meet regulations like Payment Card Industry (PCI 3.0) and HIPAA and Wi-Fi technology to address high-density environments, like 1:1 computing classrooms and online testing initiatives, the AP230 incorporates the full advanced software features required by every organization. The AP230 also incorporates enough processing horsepower to run sophisticated Application Visibility and Control functionality that allows for tracking of 700 application signatures and even enables custom application signature tracking all at Gigabit data rates. Now policies can be set on any application fingerprint; even proprietary enterprise applications.

    High Density Environments with Future-proof deployment
    The latest release of HiveOS combined with the AP230 allows an Aerohive-based network to create a ‘plugn-play’ solution that addresses high-density, high-performance requirements while laying the ground work for a phased approach to upgrading your network to 802.11ac and without requiring you to upgrade your existing POE infrastructure. Our advancements in energy efficiency allow the AP230 to provide improved client capacity and full 3-stream 802.11ac performance while using existing POE infrastructure (See Pg.2). As more APs are added to the network, HiveOS simply recognizes and automatically includes them in the network. Improvements to the radio management software account for the new 802.11ac radios automatically and allow for existing and new APs to coexist flawlessly.

    BYOD and Advanced Client Services
    When combined with Aerohive’s Cloud Services Platform and Mobility Suite, the AP230 even packs enough power to fully control your BYOD environment. The Aerohive Mobility Suite featuring Client Management and ID Manager applications leverages Aerohive’s HiveOS that runs on the AP230 and extends management and control over the complete spectrum of clients, from transient guests to company-issued devices. By combining simplified onboarding, management, and troubleshooting with context-based visibility, policies, and enforcement for all connected clients, Aerohive can provide a personalized mobile experience for every user and device on the network.

    Warranty and Support

    Every Aerohive Networks device is backed by a limited lifetime hardware warranty. Extended product and technical support may be purchased separately and can include next day advanced replacement, 24x7 or 8x5 technical support, web and email support access, and software updates. For complete support terms go to

    Features & Benefits:

    Flexible Hardware Platform

    • Multiple radios provide concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n performance
    • Dual Ethernet ports with link aggregation with dual GigE
    • Plenum Rated APs for indoor, office environments
    • USB interface for future services
    • Low profile design blends well into an office environment
    • Feature optimized hardware design
    • Low-distraction indicators appear as gently glowing rather than bright blinking lights

    Hardware Assisted Features


    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)–Hardware-based key storage and encryption
    • Wireless privacy & authentication Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WPA™ and WPA2™, 802.11i, WEP, 802.1x, PSK
    • Encryption: AES: CCMP, TKIP, and RC4 (WEP only)
    • Marking and policing–WMM™ (802.11e) for wireless
    • 802.1p and/or DiffServ
    • WMM power save (U-APSD)


    • Designed to work with Kensington-style locks
    • Tamper-proof security screw (with bracket option)


    Front View
    Front View
    Rear View
    Rear View

    Aerohive AP230 Specifications
    Radio Specifications—802.11a
    • 5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11b
    • 2.4–2.5GHz Operating Frequency
    • Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 11, 5.5, 2, 1 w/auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11g
    • 2.4–2.5 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
    • 20 dBm (100 mW) Transmit Power
    • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11n
    • 2.4–2.5 GHz & 5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency
    • 802.11n Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS23 (6.5Mbps - 450Mbps)
    • 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • HT20 High-Throughput (HT) Support (for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
    • A-MPDU and A-MSDU Frame Aggregation
    Radio Specifications—802.11ac
    • 5.150–5.950 GHz Operating Frequency
    • 802.11ac Modulation (256-QAM)
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS9 (6.5Mbps - 1300Mbps), NSS = 1-3
    • 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • VHT20/VHT40/VHT80 support
    • Desktop
    • Wall Mount included as part of AP
    • Built-in slot for Kensington type locks
    • Ceiling and Wall Mount locking accessory included with AP
    • Ceiling Tile flush 15/16” included as part of AP
    • Ceiling Tile Recessed 15/16”, 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory
    • Ceiling Tile flush 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory
    • Suspend Mount sold as an accessory
    • Plenum Mount sold as an accessory
    • 3x Integrated single band, 2.4-2.5 GHz Omni-directional antennas, 6.0 dBi peak gain
    • 3x Integrated single band, 5.1-5.8 GHz Omni-directional antennas, 6.0 dBi peak gain
    • 2x autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Ports
    • Dual Ethernet ports with backhaul capabilities
    • Link Aggregation supported via Ether channel (link aggregation)
    • 1x Serial RJ45 port (bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none)
    • USB 2.0 port (Future use)
    • 1x Reset Pinhole
    • WxHxD: 7.25” x 7.25” by 1 7/8” tall (plus .25” for the mounting hardware) – so 2.12” (5.4 cm) high total
    • Weight: 1.6 lbs (.73 kilograms)
    Environmental Operating: 0 to 40°C, Storage: -40 to +70°C, Humidity: 95%
    Environmental Compliance UL 2043
    Power Options (sold separately)
    • 802.3af (minimum required) and/or 802.3at Power over Ethernet PoE Injector
    • 12v DC external power adapter
    • Aerohive switch products
    Power Specification
    • AC/DC power adapter: – Input: 100–240 VAC – Output: 12v/2.0A
    • PoE nominal input voltages: 48V, 0.35A, (802.3af) – 48V, 0.625A (802.3at)
    • RJ-45 power input pins: Wires 4,5,7,8 or 1,2,3,6
    • 802.3af compatible with Cat-5 cable or higher (up to 14.5W draw with full functionality)

    Power & Sensitivity Table:

    Power shown is per transmit chain and is a maximum power that the radio is capable of, power limits will be limited by local radio regulations.

      2.4GHz 5GHz
    Rate TX Power RX Sensitvity TX Power RX Sensitvity
    6 Mbps – 24 Mbps     20 -90
    36 Mbps     18 -82
    48 Mbps     16 -78
    54 Mbps     15 -77
    1 Mbps 21 -98    
    2 Mbps 21 -95    
    5.5 Mbps 21 -94    
    11 Mbps 21 -91    
    6 Mbps – 24 Mbps 20 -87 23 -95
    36 Mbps 18 -84 20 -80
    48 Mbps 17 -80 23 -95
    54 Mbps 16 -78 20 -80
    802.11n HT20
    MCS 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 20 -89 19 -87
    MCS 5, 13, 21 18 -77 18 -77
    MCS 6, 14, 22 17 -74 16 -75
    MCS 7, 15, 23 16 -74 15 -73

      2.4GHz 5GHz
    Rate TX Power RX Sensitvity TX Power RX Sensitvity
    802.11ac VHT20
    MCS 0, 1, 2     20 -85
    MCS 3, 4     19 -77
    MCS 5     18 -71
    MCS 6     16 -70
    MCS 7     15 -68
    MCS 8     14 -63
    MCS 9     N/A -62
    802.11ac VHT40
    MCS 0, 1, 2     20 -85
    MCS 3, 4     19 -77
    MCS 5     18 -71
    MCS 6     16 -70
    MCS 7     14 -68
    MCS 8     13 -63
    MCS 9     12 -62
    802.11ac VHT80
    MCS 0, 1, 2     20 -85
    MCS 3, 4     19 -77
    MCS 5     19 -71
    MCS 6     18 -70
    MCS 7     N/A -68
    MCS 8     13 -63
    MCS 9     12 -62

    RF Coverage Maps:

    AP230 RF Coverage Maps

    Compare Access Points:

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    AP121 AP141 AP330 AP350 AP130 AP230 AP370 AP390 AP170 AP1130
    Indoor Indoor Industrial Indoor Indoor Industrial Outdoor
    Dual Radio 802.11n Dual Radio 802.11 ac/n Dual Radio 802.11n Dual Radio 802.11ac  
    2x2:2 300 Mbps High Power Radios 3x3:3 450 Mbps High Power Radios 2x2:2 300 + 867 Mbps High Power Radios 3x3:3 450 + 1300 Mbps High Power Radios 2x2:2 300 Mbps 11n High Power Radios 2x2:2 300 + 867 Mbps 11ac High Power Radios  
    TPM Security Chip
    1X Gig.E 2X Gig.E - 10/100 link aggregation 1x Gig.E w/PoE 2x Gig.E w/ link aggregation 2X Gig E /w PoE Failover 1X Gig.E 1X Gig.E  
    PoE (802.3af + 802.3at) and AC Power PoE (802.3at)
    Plenum Rated Plenum/Dust Plenum Rated Plenum/Dust Proof Water Proof (IP 68) Water Proof (IP 67)  
    0 to 40°C -20 to 55°C 0 to 40°C -20 to 55°C -40 to 55°C
    USB for future use USB for 3G/4G Modem USB for future use N/A


    Download the Aerohive AP230 Datasheet (.PDF)