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HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21

Your small space deserves big connectivity

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HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21
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Powerful Wi-Fi 6 for your small space

The HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21 brings affordable enterprise-class Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ wireless access to home offices, small restaurants, and conference rooms. This small-footprint access point offers big connectivity for your everyday business needs.

Perfect for:

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Home offices

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Conference rooms

Product features

HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21 has all the features you need, ready to go on day one

  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™

    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ program is designed to ensure that Wi-Fi 6-capable devices meet the highest standards for security and interoperability. Wi-Fi 6 certification guarantees high-speed and advanced features like orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), downlink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, and the next generation of Wi-Fi security, WPA3.

  • Support for 50 clients

    Instant On AP21 can support up to 50 connected devices at once, and with enhancements from Wi-Fi 6 features like Target Wake Time and OFDMA, more devices can report into the same access point without affecting performance.

  • Smart Mesh

    Whether you're expanding coverage for more users or adding more space, Smart Mesh makes it simple to extend your network. Build out and connect a network of access points without the need for additional cabling.

  • Backward-compatible

    Instant On AP21 supports Wi-Fi 5 and prior protocols, so you don't have to replace older smartphones, tablets, or IoT devices.

  • Secure out of the box

    Keep guest traffic separate with a secure gateway and ensure secure Wi-Fi access with WPA2/WPA3/OWE authentication—all built-in, at no additional cost.


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Technical specs

Technical specifications for the HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21

HPE Networking Instant On Access Point 21

HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP21

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HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP11

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HPE Networking Instant On Access Point AP22

Ideal deploymentSOHOs, meeting rooms, studio retail, low-density deploymentsSOHOs, boutiques, retail shopsBoutique hotels, independent schools, restaurants, and professional offices
Recommended max number of active devices per AP505075
Max data rates1500 Mbps1167 Mbps1774 Mbps
Radios2.4 GHz 802.11n, 5 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)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)
Dimensions145mm (W) x 145mm (D) x 51mm (H)152mm (W) x 152mm (D) x 34mm (H)160mm (W) x 160mm (D) x 37mm (H)
PowerPoE in: 802.3af, 10.9W (DC)802.3af PoE, 10.1W Max, or 12VdcPoE in: 802.3af, 10.1W (PoE), or 8.8W (DC)

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