The HP 560 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Points Series brings 1.3 GbE performance, faster application processing and increased range to 802.11 clients. Ideal for dense client environments and high-bandwidth applications, the access points can be powered by PoE and offer full compatibility with legacy 802.11 clients and existing HP wireless controllers.

Built-in Spectral Analysis and integrated Wireless IDS/IPS provide detection, classification and intelligent avoidance of non-802.11 interference and comprehensive threat protection.


Optimized Performance for Rich Media and BYOD

  • The HP 560 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point Series delivers the latest in Wi-Fi technology, offering 1.3 Gb/s in the 5 GHz frequency band and 450 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz band for high-bandwidth applications and BYOD.
  • Supports both centralized and distributed traffic forwarding for unparalleled application performance and WLAN scalability.
  • Provides advanced quality of service (QoS) for voice and video communications with support for rate limiting and IEEE 802.1p traffic prioritization and Spectralink® Voice Priority (SVP).
  • Extends network availability with self-healing, self-optimizing local mesh.

Improved Coverage and Reliability

  • The HP 560 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point Series optimizes WLAN coverage and reliability with Wi-Fi Clear Connect automatic power adjustment, real-time identification of interference, and intelligent channel switching.
  • Enhances the user experience with airtime fairness, providing equal RF transmission time for wireless clients in mixed client environments.
  • Extends RF coverage with transmit beamforming and improves client performance by automatically redirecting 5 GHz-capable clients to the less-congested 5 GHz spectrum.

Comprehensive Security

  • The HP 560 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point Series provides comprehensive threat protection with integrated IDS/IPS offering granular threat detection and location tacking capabilities.
  • Simplifies client authentication with support internal and external authentication, authorization and accounting servers, per user VLAN mapping and authentication.
  • Locks out unauthorized wireless access by authenticating users prior to granting network access and secure data integrity of the wireless traffic with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).

Investment Protection

  • The HP 560 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point Series supports industry leading Lifetime Warranty 2.0 and 3 year 24x7 phone support.
  • Provides interoperability with all IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices through Wi-Fi Alliance certifications.
  • Eliminates the need to upgrade to PoE+ by fully powering 5Ghz 802.11ac radio with 802.11af PoE and adapting 2.4 GHz radio to available 802.11af PoE.


What's new

Bring 1.3 GbE performance, faster application processing and increased range to 802.11 clients. The access points are ideal for dense client environments and high bandwidth applications and can be powered by PoE.
  • Three-spatial stream 802.11ac MIMO AP
  • Up to 1.3 Gb/s on the 802.11ac radio and 450Mb/s on the 2.4GHz
  • Built-in Spectral Analysis identifies and mitigates sources of RF interference
  • Comprehensive threat protection with integrated wireless IDS
  • Lifetime hardware Warranty 2.0 with 24x7 phone support for three years


  • Wi-Fi Clear Connect — provides a system-wide approach to improving WLAN reliability by proactively determining and adjusting to changing RF conditions; helps optimize WLAN performance by detecting interference from Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi sources using spectrum analysis capabilities built into the access points, identifying rogue activity and making decisions at a system-wide level
  • Advanced radio resource management
    • Automatic radio power adjustments — include real-time power adjustments based on changing environmental conditions and signal coverage adjustment
    • Automatic radio channel — provides intelligent channel switching and real-time Interference detection
    • Intelligent client load balancing — determines number of clients across neighboring APs and adjusts client allocation to balance the load
    • Airtime fairness — provides equal RF transmission time for wireless clients
  • Spectrum analysis
    • Power/frequency spectrum analysis — measures noise from IEEE 802.11 remote sources
    • Signal detection/classification — identifies source of RF interference, for example, Bluetooth®, cordless phones, and microwave ovens
    • Evaluation of channel quality — helps detect severe channel degradation and improve the reporting of poor RF performance
  • Integrated Wireless IDS/IPS — detects and locates and mitigates unknown and rogue devices (see controller datasheet for details)
  • Access point management — provides secure Web browser (SSL and VPN), command-line interface, SNMP v2c, SNMP v3, MIB-II with traps, and RADIUS Authentication Client MIB (RFC 2618); offers embedded HTML management tool with secure access (SSL and VPN); implements scheduled configuration and firmware upgrades from a central controller
  • HP Intelligent Management Center and Wireless Services Manager Software — provides central management for discovery, logging, status, and configuration management
  • Diagnostics — records association, authentication, and DHCP events in client event log; packet capture tool for Ethernet and IEEE 802.11 interfaces (PCAP format); includes data rate matrix
  • Enhanced AP survivability — continues to operate using the old IP address while the AP searches for a new controller
  • Compatible with HP Unified Switches Controllers and Module
    • Refer to the HP Access Point—Controller Compatibility Matrix at
    • Refer to the release notes for minimum version numbers required.
  • Compatible with HP MSM Controllers
    • HP MSM720, MSM760, MSM765 zl and MSM775 zl Controller support will come later in 2014.

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Rate limiting — supports per-wireless client ingress-enforced maximums and per-wireless client, per-queue guaranteed minimums
  • Centralized traffic — maintains Layer 2 and Layer 3 QoS settings when using centralized traffic or guest access
  • IEEE 802.1p prioritization — delivers data to devices based on the priority and type of traffic
  • Wireless
    • L2/L3/L4 classification — supports IEEE 802.1p VLAN priority, SpectraLink SVP, and DiffServ
    • Virtual Service Community (VSC) — assigns Wi-Fi MultiMedia (WMM), IEEE 802.11e EDCF, and Service-Aware priority
    • VoIP call capacity — supports 12 active calls per radio, maximum
  • SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP) support — prioritizes SpectraLink voice IP packets sent from a SpectraLink NetLink SVP server to SpectraLink wireless voice handsets to help ensure excellent voice quality


  • IEEE 802.3 Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • simplifies deployment and dramatically reduces installation costs by helping to eliminate the time and cost involved in supplying local power at each access point location
    • 802.3at the AP will operate with both radios at full performance, 3x3:3 MIMO mode
    • 802.3af the 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz radio will operate at full performance 3x3:3, while the 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz radio will run in 2x2:2 MIMO mode
  • Auto-MDIX — adjusts automatically for straight-through or crossover cables on the Ethernet interface


  • Three spatial stream MIMO technology — provides the latest in Wi-Fi technology, which allows for 1.3Gb/s in the 5GHz frequency band and 450 Mb/s in the 2.4GHz band of signaling
  • Bandsteering — redirects 5 GHz-capable clients automatically to the less-congested 5 GHz spectrum
  • HP 560 embedded antennas — provides excellent coverage through use of embedded high-gain antennas (5 dBi antenna at 2.4 GHz and 7 dBi antenna at 5 GHz); no need for the added cost of external antennas
  • Anywhere, anytime wireless coverage — dual-radio IEEE 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n/ac access point; per-radio software-selectable configuration of frequency bands; self-healing, self-optimizing local mesh that extends network availability; Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications for interoperability with all IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices
  • Medical standards — meets the European EN60601-1-2 standard for healthcare
  • Virtual Service Communities (VSCs) — includes up to 16 SSIDs per radio, each with unique MAC address and configurable SSID broadcasts; individual security and QoS profiles per VSC; configurable DTIM and minimum data rate per VSC; VSCs that can be mapped to separate IEEE 802.1Q VLANs; WMM and/or WMM-PS; a security filter; and an IP filter
  • AP client access control functions
    • offers IEEE 802.1X authentication using EAP-SIM, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and PEAP
    • delivers MAC address authentication using local or RADIUS access lists
    • provides RADIUS AAA using EAP-MD5, PAP, CHAP, and MS-CHAPv2
    • supports RADIUS Client (RFC 2865 and 2866) with location-aware support
    • provides Layer 2 wireless client isolation


  • Integrated IDS support
    • Automated AP and client classification — reduces manual effort (administrator can override AP classification)
    • Comprehensive detection capabilities — detects a wide range of attacks
    • Flexible event reporting — enables configuration of which events will result in notifications
    • Location tracking capabilities — helps identify the rogue device location
    • Flexible deployment models — supports time slicing or dedicating a radio to detect full-time
    • see the controller datasheet for more detail
  • IEEE 802.1X support — provides port-based user authentication with support for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) MD5, TLS, TTLS, and PEAP with choice of AES, TKIP, and static or dynamic WEP encryption for protecting wireless traffic between authenticated clients and the access point
  • Choice of IEEE 802.11i, WPA2, or WPA — locks out unauthorized wireless access by authenticating users prior to granting network access; robust Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption secures the data integrity of wireless traffic
  • TKIP/WEP encryption — is supported only on legacy IEEE 802.11a/b/g clients as it has been deprecated from the IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac standards
  • Local wireless bridge client traffic filtering — prevents communication between wireless devices associated with the same access point

Additional information

  • RFC support — refer to the "Mobility Specification Sheet" for a list of RFCs and other industry standards supported by the MSM solution at

Warranty and support

  • Lifetime Warranty 2.0 — advance hardware replacement for as long as you own the product with next-business-day delivery (available in most countries)†
  • Electronic and telephone support — 24x7 telephone support is available from HP for the first 3 years; limited electronic and business hours telephone support is available from HP for the entire warranty period; to reach our support centers, refer to; for details on the duration of support provided with your product purchase, refer to
  • Software releases — to find software for your product, refer to; for details on the software releases available with your product purchase, refer to
HP 560 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (AM) Access Point (J9845A)
HP 560 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (WW) Access Point (J9846A)
HP 560 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (JP) Access Point (J9847A)
HP 560 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (IL) Access Point (J9848A)
I/O ports and slots
1 RJ-45 autosensing 10/100/1000 port
AP characteristics
Radios (built-in) 802.11b/g/n, a/n/ac
Antenna (3) 5 dBi 2.4 GHz and (3) 7 dBi 5 GHz
Number of internal antennas 6
Connectivity Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 8(w) x 6.75(d) x 2.62(h) in (20.32 x 17.15 x 6.65 cm)
Weight 2.25 lb (1.02 kg)
Memory and processor
Dual core @ 800 MHz, 128 MB flash, 256 MB SDRAM
Mounting and enclosure
Indoor, plenum rated; Includes two ceiling mounting clips
Operating temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Operating relative humidity 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Electrical characteristics
Maximum power rating 14 W
PoE power 13 W PoE+
What's included
What's in the box (1) HP 560 Dual Radio 802.11n/ac Access Point (AM); (1) Ceiling/Wall Mount Kit; (1) Quick Start Document
Warranty Lifetime, advance replacement, next business day, phone support, software releases

HP 1-port Power Injector (J9407B)

The HP 1 Port Power Injector provides 802.3af PoE power for an access point in areas where using an AC power supply of a traditional PoE switch is inconvenient.

Physical characteristics

Dimensions: 5.5(d) x 2(w) x 1.3(h) in. (13.97 x 5.08 x 3.3 cm)
Weight: 1 lb. (0.45 kg)


Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Operating relative humidity: 5% to 93%, noncondensing
Nonoperating/Storage temperature: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Nonoperating/Storage relative humidity: 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Altitude: up to 10,000 ft. (3 km)

Electrical characteristics

Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Current: 0.3/0.2 A
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Notes: IEEE 802.3af compliant


UL 60950
EN 60950


EN 55024
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class B with FTP Cabling
FCC Part 15, Class B with FTP cabling


The 1-port power converter has 1 AC power cord input, 1 RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps port for data coming from the network infrastructure, and 1 RJ-45 for data plus IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE for Gigabit Ethernet to power the access point.

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