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Datto Networking Access Points & Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)

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This article discusses Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), and how it affects Datto Networking access points.

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  • Datto Access Points

Overview

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is a function of an Access Point which allows it to listen for specific technologies broadcasting on reserved channels, such as radar. When an access point detects a signal, it will cease transmission and search for a silent channel. The access point will resume broadcast once the channel is free of any special transmission.

Many international organizations, such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), require that access points function in this manner.

At this time, the Datto Networking AP62 does not support DFS. In certain regions, the third radio is unavailable due to regulatory compliance with DFS. A future update will add support for DFS on the AP62, and enable its third radio.

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