Datto Networking: Setting Up And Managing Access Points

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This article provides an overview of the features available for Datto Access Points.

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  • Datto Access Points

Description

Planning & creating your wireless network

Datto provides a step-by-step guide on planning your wireless network environment. It also contains best practices on access point placement, network scalability, and other additional tips. For more information, read our Network Planning Guide.

Mounting your access points

All Datto Access Points come packaged with the same mounting hardware to simplify the entire installation process. Read our Access Points: Physical Installation & Mounting Hardware article to learn more about mounting your access points to locations like a ceiling or wall.

Registering your access points

Before configuring your new access points, you first must register them by using the Partner Portal. Follow to steps in the Datto Partner Portal: Registering a Datto Networking device article to register your access points. Afterward, you can add them to your network.

Accessing the Datto Networking Portal

The Datto Networking Portal contains all the options, settings, and features you can configure for your access points. Follow the steps in the Partner Portal: Networking Status & Accessing your Networking Device article to access the Datto Networking Portal using the networking status page.

Navigating access points pages in the portal

You can manage your access points from the following pages in the Partner Portal. Click a page title to learn more.

Access Points

Figure 1: Access Points (click to enlarge)

The Access Points page lists all access points within your network and allows you to add additional access points and view their configuration settings. Read our Datto Access Points: Access Point Management article to learn more.

General Settings

Figure 2: General Settings (click to enlarge)

The General Settings page controls network-wide settings, such as the network name and location. You can also configure alerts and change the administrator's password. Read our Datto Access Points: General Settings article to learn more.

SSID

Figure 3: SSID (click to enlarge)

Datto Access Points can broadcast four unique SSIDs that users connect to. A network will configure every access point to broadcast the same SSIDs, and to share the same settings. The Datto Networking Portal has four SSID pages that allow you to configure these settings. Read our Datto Access Points: SSID Settings article to learn more.

Vouchers

Figure 4: Vouchers (click to enlarge)

Vouchers allow you to control network access on a per-user basis by creating unique codes for each user. Users then enter these codes on a Splash Page, which can also house a PayPal button that users can click to purchase voucher codes and additional network access. Read our article on Vouchers to learn more.

Radio

Figure 5: Radio (click to enlarge)

The Radio page provides the radio settings that all access points use in a network. Radio settings control available frequency bands, what channel the access point uses, and other global configurations. Read our Datto Access Points: Radio Settings article to learn more.

Advanced

Figure 6: Advanced (click to enlarge)

The Advanced page provides options that further customize your Datto WiFi experience, from defining alternate DNS servers to configuring the Presence API. Read our Datto Access Points: Advanced Settings article to learn more.


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