The Aruba Instant On 1930 switches was released in June 2020 as the enhancement of the HPE OfficeConnect 1920S switches. Check out the differences in our transition guide here.

The 8G PoE model has a power budget of 124W that is almost double its predecessor. It is designed with fan-less quiet operation and internal power supply, making it compact and perfect for small offices or homes.

In this post, we’ll walkthrough how to setup your Aruba Instant On 1930 8-Port POE Switch, and explore some of the features in the app.

Watch the Aruba Instant On 1930 8-Port POE Switch Unboxing and Quick Start Guide below or scroll further for the guide.

Setting up your Aruba Instant On 1930 8-Port POE Switch

    1. Power up your switch and connect Port 1 to your Internet router, and Port 2 to your laptop using Ethernet cables.
      Connect Power to 8-Port Switch


  1. From your mobile phone, login to the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Search for the Aruba Instant On app, download and install it.
    Download the Instant On App
  2. Open the app and tap on Create an account. Follow the instructions on screen to setup your account.
    Create an Account Insert your email and password
  3. Login to your email to validate your email address. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam folder or tap on the Resend link.
    Verify your email address
  4. Once your account is verified, tap on Continue.
  5. Now, let’s setup a new site. Tap on Get Started.
    Welcome to Instant On
  6. Tap Continue.
    Continue to set up a new site
  7. In this guide, we’ll only be setting up the 1930 8-Port PoE switch. Select Switch, then tap on Continue.
    Select Switch
  8. Your switch should already be connected to the Internet router in Step 1. Tap Continue.
    Ensure your switch is connected to your Internet router
  9. Wait until the cloud LED light is flashing green and amber before you tap Step Completed to discover your device.
    Plug in
  10. Add your switch Serial Number by typing it in, or scan the barcode by tapping on Scan barcode. You can find the Serial Number on a sticker on the switch or the box it came in.
    Add your switch serial number
  11. Tap on Search for devices and your switch will be discovered by the Aruba Instant On portal.
    Add a new device
  12. Confirm your device by tapping Add device. We’re now ready to start configuring your network.
    Confirm your device
  13. Give your network a name. In this instance, we’ll be naming ours “Home Network”. Tap Continue.
    Name your network
  14. Set your Country, name your site and tap on Activate
    Set your country
  15. Your network is now ready!

Explore Your Network on the Instant On App

Let’s explore the various dashboards that you can access in the Aruba Instant On app.

There are 5 sections:

Instant On Dashboard

Site Health

Tap on the Site Health tile at the very top of the screen.

Everything is OK

You can see if there’s been any alerts in the last 7 days, when your last network restart was and the current transfer speed.

Site health dashboard


Tap on the Networks tile. It will show you the number of active wired and wireless networks you currently have.

Networks dashboard

You can add more networks by tapping on the plus button at the bottom right corner.

Give your network a name and specify a valid VLAN ID.

Create a VLAN

When you’re ready, tap on “Done” at the top right corner and give it a few seconds.

Your new network will appear on the list of networks.


Tap on the Clients tile to see the devices currently connected to your network and how long they have been connected for.

In our example below, you can see our switch has been connected for the last 3 minutes.

Clients screen


Tap on the Applications tile. This section give us some information on the network throughput.

Applications dashboard


Tap on the Inventory tile. Here, you can see your switch and any other Instant On devices you may have connected to the network.

Inventory Dashboard

We can see more details of the switch by tapping on the switch name. Let’s name our switch and have a look at the settings.

Switch Details

Port 1 is connected to our network and it is used to communicate with the Aruba Instant On Cloud which is indicated by the cloud icon. Our laptop is plugged into Port 2.

Ports status

Setting up a 1930 48-Port POE Switch? Check out the guide here.

The Author

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson is a Product Manager with the Dicker Data Networks Team. An integral part of the team, Mark provides top-notch customer service, sales, product and technical management to customers and vendors alike. Being an excellent communicator, Mark often helps customers navigate the myriad of technology and innovations from vendors, enabling them to make the right choice for their business.