DNA: WAN Port Settings

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Scope

This article describes the configuration process for the primary and secondary WAN ports of the Datto Networking Appliance (DNA).

The Datto Networking Appliance can accept both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses from its ISP connection.

Prerequisites

To manage your DNA's WAN ports, log into the DNA web interface, and click Manage, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Manage

You will see the cards for WAN Port 1 and WAN Port 2 displayed on the left column of the Manage page.

Figure 2: Configured Networks pane, showing WAN Port 1 and WAN Port 2

By default, the primary WAN port is identified as port 1 on the back of the DNA, and the secondary WAN port is identified as port 2.

Index

Labeling WAN Ports

1. Select the desired WAN Port from the Configured Networks pane shown in Figure 2.

2. At the top of the selected WAN port's card, enter a custom label. By default, each WAN port is labeled ISP 1 or ISP 2.

Figure 3: WAN Port 1 label

 3. Click the Save Changes button.

Changing the Primary and Secondary WAN Connections

1. Select the desired WAN Port from the Configured Networks pane shown in Figure 2.

2. Select the Primary or Secondary radio button, depending on which value you would like to set for each port.

If you change Port 1 to Secondary, Port 2 will automatically switch over to Primary.

Figure 4: WAN Priority

3. Click the Save Changes button.

Setting a Static IP

1. Select the Static Address option below the desired WAN Port in the Configured Networks pane shown in Figure 2.

2. Complete all fields required by your ISP, and then click Save Changes.

The Additional IP Addresses field is optional, and is used for 1:1 NAT.

Figure 4: Static IP address configuration

Setting Custom DNS

1. Select the Custom DNS option below the desired WAN Port in the Configured Networks pane shown in Figure 2.

2. Select Google Public DNS, OpenDNS, or Custom DNS from the Nameservers dropdown box. If you select Custom DNS, you will be prompted to enter the information shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Custom DNS

3. Click the Save Changes button.

 


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