Wi-Fi for Skype for Business

Wi-Fi connectivity quality is a critical success factor for unified communications and user productivity. Microsoft understands the challenges of today’s business climate and the crippling effect that downtime, whether planned or otherwise, can have on organizations and employees. Communications downtime can have costly or even business-ending consequences.

Planning for Skype for Business over WiFi

Visit this page to view the collective information to help you plan an optimal Skype for Business experience in a wireless world, along with a few success stories.

In partnership with device partners, Microsoft is proactively certifying Skype for Business over Wi-Fi to ensure that they meet Microsoft’s standards to take the Skype for Business wireless experience to new heights. We have certification for following Wi-Fi categories:

  • Access Point
  • Client Devices (PC)

Enterprises choosing Skype for Business certified Wi-Fi devices can be assured using best of breed products for your wireless Skype for Business experience.

Listed in the table that follows are Wi-Fi infrastructure solutions that have been tested by these partners and reviewed by Microsoft to meet Skype for Business requirements. Lync qualified Wi-Fi access points will work with Skype for Business. We recommend that you visit the partner’s web site for the latest information regarding product specifications, capacity, country support, and documentation including release notes and known issues. Please contact the listed partner for more information on these products.

Wi-Fi Infrastructure

Vendor Certified Product Controller Used Firmware Version Tested
Aerohive Networks AP350 & AP330 Access Points   HiveOS 6.4r1
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company AP 204/205, AP 214/215, AP 224/225, AP 274/275 802.11ac Aruba Mobility Controller 3600 AOS
Dual-Radio 802.11n Aruba Mobility Controller 3600 AOS
IAP 224/225, IAP 274/275 802.11ac
Dual-Radio 802.11n Instant Access Points
Virtual controller for Aruba Instant
MSM430/MSM460/MSM466/MSM466-R and HP 425 MSM720/MSM760/MSM765 zl/MSM775 zl Wireless LAN Controllers
HP 560, HP 425, MSM430/MSM460/MSM466/MSM466-R HP 830 8G 3507P26
Cisco Systems Aironet 802.11n AIR-CT5508-K9 SW 7.6
AP 2700, AP 3700, AP 1700, AP 1570 802.11ac 5500/7500/8500/WiSM2 AireOS
AP 2700, AP 3700, AP 1700, AP 1570 802.11ac 3650/3850/5760 IOS-XE 03.07.00E
Dell, Inc. W-AP204/205, W-AP214/215, W-AP224/225, W-AP274/275 802.11ac Dell Networking W-Series Mobility Controller W-3600 AOS and higher
Dual-Radio 802.11n Dell Networking W-Series Mobility Controller W-3601 AOS and higher
W-IAP224/225, W-IAP274/275 802.11ac
Dual-Radio 802.11n Instant Access Points
Virtual controller for Dell Networking W-Series Instant and higher
Extreme Networks IdentiFi Wireless Appliances and IdentiFi 802.11n IdentiFi V2110 Virtual Controller on Vmware
WS-AP3825e, WS-AP3825i, WS-AP3865 802.11ac IdentiFi V2110 Virtual Controller on Vmware
AP3935e, AP3935i, AP3965e, AP3965i    
Fortinet FAP-320C access Points FortiGate 600D  FortiOS v5.6.2 build 1486 (GA
Juniper Networks WLA532 WLC880R MSS 8.0
Meru Networks AP-322, AP-832, AP-822 802.11ac MC-4200 6.1.2
Motorola Solutions 802.11n NX9510 WiNG
Ruckus ZoneFlex R500, R600, T300 802.11ac Zone Director 1200, 3000, 5000 9.9.0/0 build 118
802.11n SCG-200 SCG 2.5

PC Vendor Certified Product Driver Version Tested
Dell, Inc. Lattitude E7450
Lenovo T450, L450, T550, W550s, X1 Carbon, X250

If you are a vendor seeking to join the certification program, see How to Join for requirements and available programs.