Does the new AP245x really have External Antennas?

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The Description for the new AP245x says that the AP has external antennas and the picture shows it, However on the Data sheet and tech specs under antennas it says the AP254x has 6x WiFi internal antennas. This doesn't make sense! Areohive must have written it wrong.
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Craig

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Posted 2 years ago

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Andrew Garcia, Official Rep

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The AP245X supports external antennas. The reference to the internal WiFi antenna is a mistake on the datasheet and the tech specs page. I put in a request to fix the mistakes ASAP.

Sorry about the confusion.
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Craig

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Thank You!
Do you know what type of connectors the AP245x has for the external antennas?
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Ho Ka Lok

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Do anyone know what is the main different between AP250 and AP245X ? For indoor office usage, AP250 is more than enough ? Thanks!
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Andrew Garcia, Official Rep

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The AP245X supports external antennas. Also, the AP245X has one 2.4 Ghz radio and one 5 GHz radio, whereas the AP250 supports dual 5 GHz radios via one software definable radio.
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So, the AP245X canNOT support dual 5 GHz radios?  Just want to make sure.
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Metka Dragos

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Correct. AP245X does not support dual 5 GHz
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Craig

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what type of connectors the AP245x has for the external antennas? I.E SMA male, SMA Female etc
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Bill W.

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It looks like they are RP-SMA female. The antennas look like they are the same as those for the AP141/AP350/AP390 which are RP-SMA male. Which is interesting because the data sheet for the AP350 (and AP141) incorrectly lists the antennas as RP-SMA female as pointed out in this post from 2 years ago, and it still hasn't been corrected in either data sheet.
It makes perfect sense that they would use the same connectors as they do on their other APs.
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Metka Dragos

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RP-SMA female for all aerohive access points, including the new AP245X.
 RP stands for Reverse polarity and what you are referencing is SMA look, NOT RP-SMA. RP-SMA is the opposite of SMA


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMA_connector