Motorola AP300

Dual form-factors

Plenum-rated external antenna model with metal housing is ideal for instalation above ceiling tiles;
the plastic internal-antenna housing allows for installation within the “carpeted-space” and provides cost-effective coverage via the integrated
2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz antennas


Standards-based wireless,
wired and security protocols
ensure interoperability with
third-party hardware

802.1x supplicant

Allows authentication to a RADIUS server to enable an 802.1x-protected Ethernet port


Enables worldwide operation
through support for standards based dynamic frequency selection and power control


Support for IEEE standards based security protocols for strong Encryption (AES, TKIP), Authentication and Key Management (802.1x-EAP)

Flexible mounting options

Fast and easy installation with wall, ceiling and above-ceiling tile mounting options; internal antenna version snaps on to T-bars of suspended ceilings without the use of any
hardware; external antenna
version installs above ceiling tiles


Simplifies and reduces total
cost of installation through
support of standards-based
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)

Load balancing, pre-emptive roaming and rate scaling

Increases reliability and
resilience of the wireless
network to support mission
critical applications


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More functionality for a fraction of the cost of access points

Access ports are a key component of Motorola’s award winning wireless switch system, the wireless LAN architecture that does more, yet costs less. Working in conjunction with Motorola’s wireless switches, the AP300 Access Port delivers robust and feature rich IEEE 802.11a/b/g connectivity. It can also be used as a sensor in conjunction with Motorola’s Wireless Intrusion Protection System (WIPS). Access ports substantially reduce the cost of deploying, implementing and managing a wireless LAN, while significantly increasing features, functionality and security of the wireless LAN infrastructure.

Virtual AP enables true RF Virtual LANs (VLANs) for better device and network performance

With Virtual AP, each access port can support four separate wireless broadcast domains — functionality that would otherwise require the installation of four first-generation access points.
These true wireless VLANs enable separation of mobile end-users, ensuring that broadcast traffic reaches only those recipients for whom it is intended. Overall network traffic is reduced, network and device performance is improved, and device battery life is increased — at a fraction of the cost required to deliver the same functionality in a first generation access point-based network.
Each AP300 supports four BSSIDs (Basic Service Set Identifiers) and 16 ESSIDs (Extended Service Set Identifiers) per radio, enabling granular segmentation of the wireless LAN into multiple broadcast domains to meet specific enterprise needs. Typical access points support only one BSSID, utilising ESSIDs (instead of BSSIDs) to create wireless VLANs.

Dual-radio 802.11a and 802.11g design

Simultaneous service to 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g mobile devices provides high-bandwidth wireless connectivity at speeds of up to 54 Mbps in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz ISM bands.

Thin AP design

The AP300, as all other Motorola access ports, requires no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. The Motorola wireless switch discovers access ports on the network and automatically downloads all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance and troubleshooting costs.


Physical Characteristics (Internal Antenna)

Dimensions: 24.1 cm L x 17.8 cm W x 5.1 cm H
Weight: 0.45 kg
Available Mounting Configurations: Ceiling-mount (to suspended ceiling T-bars, below tile); wall mount
Plenum Rated: No

Physical Characteristics (External Antenna)

Dimensions: 23.5 cm L x 14.6 cm W x 2.54 cm H
Weight: 0.73 kg
Available Mounting Configurations: Ceiling-mount (above tile); wall-mount
Plenum Rated: Yes, certified to UL 2043

Physical Characteristics (Both Models)

LEDs Indicators: 2 LED indicators with multiple modes indicating 802.11a/802.11g Activity, Power, Adoption and Errors

Wireless Data Communications

Data Rates Supported: 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps; 802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9,11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
Network Standard: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless Medium: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Uplink: Auto-sensing 10/100Base-T Ethernet

Radio Characteristics

Frequency: 802.11b/g: 2.412 GHz to 2.484 GHz; 802.11a: 4.9 GHz to 5.875 GHz
EU: 2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz; 5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz; 5.150 GHz to 5.350 GHz; 5.470 GHz to 5.725 GHz; (Country Specific)
Operating Channels: 802.11b/g: ETSI: 13; North America: 11; TELEC (Japan): 13
802.11a: ETSI: Country Specific;
North America: 12; UNII I, II, III; (approval for 5.4-5.7 GHz pending); TELEC (Japan): 8
Nominal Transmitter Power: 802.11b/g: 17.5 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps; 17.0 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 6 and 9 Mbps; 16.5 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 12 and 18 Mbps;14.0 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 24 and 36 Mbps; 12.5 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 48 and 54 Mbps802.11a: 17.5 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 6 and 9 Mbps; 16.0 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 12 and 19 Mbps; 14.0 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 24 and 36 Mbps;12.0 dBm +/- 1 dBm @ 48 and 54 Mbps
Receiver Sensitivity: 802.11b: 11 Mbps @ -84dBm; 5.5 Mbps @ -87dBm; 2 Mbps @ -88dBm; 1 Mbps @ -90dBm 802.11g: 54 Mbps @-68 dBm; 48 Mbps @ -70 dBm; 36 Mbps @ -75 dBm; 24 Mbps @-79 dBm; 18 Mbps @ -81 dBm; 12 Mbps @-85 dBm; 9 Mbps @ -87 dBm; 6 Mbps @-88 dBm 802.11a: 54 Mbps @-68 dBm; 48 Mbps @ -70 dBm; 36 Mbps @ -75 dBm; 24 Mbps @-79 dBm; 18 Mbps @ -81 dBm; 12 Mbps @-85 dBm; 9 Mbps @ -87 dBm; 6 Mbps @-88 dBm

User Environment (Internal Antenna)

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40° C

User Environment (External Antenna)

Operating Temperature: -20°C to 50° C

User Environment (Both Models)

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70° C
Operating Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Operating Altitude: 8,000 ft./2438 m
Storage Altitude: 15,000 ft./4572 m
Electrostatic Discharge: +/- 15 kV (Air), +/- 8 kV (Contact)

Power Specifications

Operating Voltage: 48 VDC @ 7W (Typical), 36 VDC to 57 VDC (Range)
Operating Current: 145mA @ 48VDC (typical)
Integrated Power-over-Ethernet Support: Standards-based IEEE 802.3af

Antenna Specifications (Internal Antenna)

Type: Integrated 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz Dual-Antenna; Elements with diversity
VSWR: 2.4 GHz: Less than 2:1; 5.2 GHz:
Less than 1.5:1
Gain: 2.4 GHz: 0.0 dBi; 5.2 GHz: 3.0 dBi

Antenna Specifications (External Antenna)

Type: Two RSMA and two RBNC connectors for external antennas (not included)
VSWR: (antenna-specific)
Gain: (antenna-specific)

Antenna Specifications (Both Models)

Band: 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz; 4.9 GHz to 5.850 GHz (actual operating frequencies depend on regulatory rules and certification agency)


Product Safety Certifications: UL 60950, cUL, EU EN 60950, TUV
and UL 2043 (external antenna)
Radio Approvals: FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE (Europe) and TELEC (Japan)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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