Storm season is back, bringing with it the potential for significant weather events. If you have clients in areas prone to infrastructure disruption, visit the Disaster Recovery Resources guide for preparedness information. Datto recommends performing proactive disaster recovery testing to mitigate potential downtime. See our articles about the importance of disaster recovery testing and Preparing For A Cloud Virtualization Test: Policies, Procedures, And Partner Responsibilities to learn more. For live updates, follow @datto on Twitter.

AP42 Access Point Hardware and Specifications



This article provides the feature and hardware specifications for the Datto Networking WiFi AP42 access point.


  • AP42


Form Factor


Speed (rated) 2.4 GHz, 2 x 2, 300 Mbps
5 GHz, 2 x 2 867 Mbps
CPU Qualcomm Dakota IPQ4018
Band 2.4 + 5 GHz 802.11ac wave 2
MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) Multi-User MIMO
Antenna Four internal
Range (approximate) 75' - 150' indoor (3-4 walls)
400' - 600' outdoor
Max users (recommended) 50-100 per AP
Mounting Installation kit included: t-rail ceiling, solid ceiling or wall, ethernet jack, outdoor wall/pole
WLAN standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Memory 256MB DRAM DDR3, Data Rate of 1600 Mbps
Zero config plug and play Yes
Self-forming, self-healing Mesh Yes
Seamless roaming Yes
Hardware watchdog CPU Yes
Cloud Management Yes
SSID to VLAN tagging Yes
Public & Private SSIDs Yes
Ethernet (WAN and LAN)  
PoE Standard 802.3af, Passive 18-24V (mode A, B, A+B)
Indoor/Outdoor Rating CE Marked for Indoor/Outdoor Use, IP55
Certifications EN 60950-1, EN 55032, EN 62311 (SAR & MPE), UL 60950-1, cUL 60950-1, EN 300.328, EN 301.489-1 and EN 301.489-17, EN 301.893, RCM , C-Tick 4268(2.4GHz) +C-Tick 4268 (5GHz), C-Tick 3548, ICES-003, IC RSS-247(2.4GHz) + IC RSS-246(5GHz), FCC Pat 15 B, C, E
Operating Temperature -20° to 50° C
Size 6.69” x 6.69” x 1.2”
Warranty 3 years


Was this article helpful?

0 out of 1 found this helpful

You must sign in before voting on this article.

Calling all Partners! We want to hear your feedback! Please participate in this quick survey and help us build a better, more-relevant Knowledge Base!

Want to talk about it? Head on over to our Community Forum!