All the Access Points in our store can be powered in two different ways. Using an AC power adapter, which is like a regular power supply as you have on any other electronic at home. Another option is using "Power over Ethernet (a.k.a PoE)" which is a network standard to provide power using a network cable. In this case, you can run a network cable up to 300ft from your power source to the Access Point. If considering the PoE, you also have two options ta can be used as a power source, a Power Injector or a Switch that has PoE capabilities. We have both in the store, Power Injector is offered as an option when selecting the Access Point, and the Switch 1930 has the PoE capabilities.
By default, the Access Point comes without any power supply because sometimes you already have a power source in your network (i.e. a Switch PoE), in this case, you will not be paying for something you will not use.
Yes, we offer a variety of different Access Point models in order to meet your needs according to each area of you home, and all different model will operate in the same cluster, sharing the same configuration.
For example, you can have an Outdoor AP17 to cover your backyard, an AP11 on the upper floor covering the bedrooms and an AP12 in your home office. All 3 different AP models will operate together and all users will be able to move between these 3 APs without any interruption.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a recognized industry leader in network solutions for years. Aruba has repeatedly been recognized by third-party analysts as a leader in Wi-Fi, switching, SD-Branch, and a visionary in Networking solutions. The world’s largest companies rely on Aruba to provide a secure, AI-powered edge services platform that spans across campus, branch, data center, and remote working environments for a single operational experience.