Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Getting Started

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This article provides an overview of the Datto Networking Appliance's features. For region and hardware specification information, see Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Region And Hardware Specifications.

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  • Datto Networking Appliance (DNA)

Description

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Deployment

To deploy the Datto Networking Appliance, follow the steps in our Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Hardware Installation guide. For an in-depth video tour of the Datto Networking Appliance, see the following video.


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Accessing Your Appliance

The Datto Networking Appliance uses a web-based management interface. To access it, you will need to install the device and log into it using your Datto Partner Portal account. See Accessing Your Cloud-Managed AP, Switch Or DNA to learn more.

Creating Networks

To configure a wireless network, see our Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Creating Or Adding Wireless (WiFi) Networks article. To configure the wireless network broadcast frequency that your device uses, or to globally enable or disable the broadcast of wireless networks from the appliance, review our Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Global WiFi Settings article.

Creating LANs

You can create up to four unique LANs on your appliance. To get started, see Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): LAN Settings

Navigating the Interface

The Datto Networking Appliance features many additional customization options, which are segmented across several sections of the appliance GUI. Click a section name to learn more.

Status Page

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Status (click to enlarge)

The Status page provides network reporting and management options. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

System Page

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: System (click to enlarge)

The System page provides system management options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Networks Page

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: Networks (click to enlarge)

The Networks page allows you to configure all primary networking options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Firewall Page

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: Firewall (click to enlarge)

The Firewall page allows you to configure advanced networking and security options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Applications Page

mceclip4.pngFigure 5: Applications (click to enlarge)

The Applications page allows you to set Intrusion Detection & Prevention (IDP) rules, configure web filters, and create conditional DNS forwarding and static host mapping rules. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Diagnostics Page

mceclip5.pngFigure 6: Diagnostics (click to enlarge)

The Diagnostics page provides tools to assess and troubleshoot a network using your Datto Networking Appliance. Click a tool name to learn more.

Hardware Legend

Front Faceplate

Figure 7: Front faceplate (click to enlarge)

  1. Power
  2. HDD Activity
  3. Offsite server connectivity
  4. LTE connectivity status
    • Green = Gigabit connectivity
    • Amber = ~100 Mb connectivity
  5. Port 1 - 6 connectivity status
    • Green = Gigabit connectivity
    • Amber = ~100 Mb connectivity Port 1 - 6 activity

Rear Faceplate

Figure 8: Rear faceplate (click to enlarge)

  1. Power switch
  2. DC in
  3. Factory reset pinhole
  4. Reboot pinhole
  5. Ports 1 & 2 (WAN)
  6. Ports 3 & 4 (LAN)
  7. Ports 5 & 6 (LAN)
  8. 2x USB 2.0 (currently unused)
  9. Console Port

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