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Universal APs Indoor


Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Indoor Access Point with Support for Multiple Extreme Operating Systems

Product Highlights


Radio Technology

  • 5GHz 2x2:2
  • 2.4GHz 2x2:2

Radio Modes - SSR

  • 5GHz/2.4 GHz - Fixed
  • 5GHz/5 GHz - Dual 5 GHz

Universal Hardware Platform

  • On-Premises: WiNG OS (Distributed), ExtremeCloud IQ Controller (Centralized)
  • Cloud: ExtremeCloud IQ

High Density Environments

  • Delivers exceptional end-user experience even in dense user environments

WPA3 Support

  • Includes the latest WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard delivering robust protections for users and IoT devices

Fully Functional over 802.3af

Cellular Coexistence Filter (CCF)

  • Minimizes the impact of interference from cellular networks

Smart Management

  • ExtremeCloud IQ for powerful, simple, and secure public or private cloud management
  • ExtremeCloud IQ Controller or VX or NX controllers ideal for for on-premises requirements
  • Optional ExtremeCloud IQ visibility supported via on-premises controller

In today’s world, as businesses make capital investments in their technology infrastructure, they must have a keen eye on how those investments can improve operational efficiency and reduce cost. With Extreme’s Universal infrastructure, customers can take advantage of hardware agility and reduce the total cost of their network by adopting platforms that allow them to run multiple Extreme operating systems. This multi-persona capability provides increased product flexibility and reduced hardware obsolescence.

The is part of Extreme’s Universal Wi-Fi platform and provides users the choice of Wi-Fi management (ExtremeCloud IQ or WiNG Operating System). Customers have the flexibility to select the OS at start-up or at a later stage and the AP will assume the features/capabilities of the selected OS.

The AP305C and AP305CX are indoor enterprise APs based on a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) with two built-in dual-band radios providing the best value with Wi-Fi 6 high efficiency. You have your choice of models with either integrated or external antennas. Advanced radio technology delivers 802.11ax 2x2:2 data rates up to 2.4 Gbps concurrently on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. These 2x2:2 APs continue the Extreme tradition of software-selectable radios (SSRs) capable of dual 5 GHz connectivity for indoor and industrial environments. This enterprise-grade access point is ideal for budget-conscious enterprises who do not want to sacrifice performance.

The AP305C/CX comes in an aesthetic design and can fit in the palm of your hand. These eco-friendly APs are partially made from recycled materials and include an integrated light sensor and power meter to help reduce power consumption*. The mount enables quick installation and unique way to hide the Ethernet cables for an aesthetically pleasing installation.

* future software release


To support both IoT and Guest Engagement services, the AP305C/CX integrates Bluetooth to connect with IoT devices to engage loyalty customers with Apple iBeacon1. Enterprises can use API-driven applications to send advertisements directly to shoppers, guests, and conference attendees. This makes it ideal for businesses to advertise their app download pages, captive portals, or site-specific information.

1 IoT Radio included for certain AP305C/CX model SKUs

In conjunction with Extreme Management system, cloud or on-premises, the AP305C/CX provides a very rich set of data displayed via context driven widgets, representing historical data or a combination of historical and current data. This provides context-specific granularity with perspective views for locations, network, APs, individual client devices, and policy roles. In each context, administrators can adjust dashboards from a widget library.

Extreme launched the industry's first software-defined 802.11ax access point supporting not only a dual 5 GHz capability, but also two software programmable modes to optimally manage radios to provide the highest level of client performance. The AP305C/CX intelligent monitoring of the software-configurable radios enables network managers to configure network RF technology based on user environment and configure the access points in different modes as required.

The AP305C/CX delivers the highest level of security services, beginning with support for the latest Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3 security certifications. Additionally, the AP305C/CX supports a stateful L2-L7 DPI firewall for context-based access security, Private Pre-Shared Key (PPSK), and much more.

The AP305C/CX as a universal hardware platform comes with a dual-persona capability allowing user choice of the Wi-Fi operating system (OS). Either the IQ Engine operating system or the WiNG Operating System persona can be enabled as required. The desired persona can be selected at start-up or changed at a later stage. Once selected, the AP305C/CX assumes the features/capabilities of the selected OS. When first booted, the AP305C/CX automatically connects to ExtremeCloud IQ to find its persona. The pre-provisioned OS persona is then remotely enabled on the AP305C/CX system, eliminating the need for manual selection.

Prior generations of 802.11n, 802.11ac wave 1 and 2, can be considered generational improvements with an emphasis on faster speed. 802.11ax technology instead enhances Wi-Fi efficiency as well as speed, taking Wi-Fi networks to an entirely new level. To learn more about 802.11ax, go to