Access Points: Physical Installation & Mounting Hardware

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This article describes how to install your Datto Access Point, and mount it using included or provided hardware.

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  • Datto Access Points

Description

The physical installation and mounting steps provided in this article apply to all Datto Access Points, as they share the same form factor and include the same mounting hardware.

Physical installation

Keep the following information in mind when installing your access point:


• Datto Access Points requires 802.3af PoE input. Connect to an 802.3af-compatible PoE switch or PoE injector.
• Place the access point in the center of the room and away from any metallic surfaces.
• This access point radiates signal primarily to the front and sides. This access point will only provide limited coverage directly behind it.
• Do not place heavy objects on the access point.
• Install the access point in an area free from strong electromagnetic sources.
• Check the Ethernet cables to ensure a secured connection between the access point and PoE injector or switch.
• Do not install this access point in plenum spaces. Use the ceiling mount instead.

Wall or solid ceiling mount

You can use the universal mounting plate to attach it to any solid surface.

1. Remove the access point's rear door and seal, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Removing the rear door & seal (click to enlarge)

2. Mount the flat side of the mounting plate to a wall or ceiling, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Mounting plate to a wall (click to enlarge)

3. Connect an Ethernet cable to Port 1 on the access point, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: Connecting Ethernet cable to Port 1 (click to enlarge)

4. Slide the device down the plate to lock it in place, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Locking the access point in place (click to enlarge)

Outdoor mount

You can configure your access point to mount it outside to any wall or pole. This configuration protects the device against the sun, rain, and dust. Operating temperatures range from 0°C to 50°C.

1. Remove the access point's rear door and seal, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Removing the rear door & seal (click to enlarge)

2. Secure the flat side of the mount to an outdoor fixture, as shown in Figure 6. Ensure that the arrows on the plate point upwards when mounting.

Figure 6: Mounting plate onto an outdoor fixture (click to enlarge)

3. Place the Ethernet cable through the seal and connect it to Port 1 on the access point, as shown in Figure 7. Reinstall the seal and back cover.

Figure 7: Placing the Ethernet cable through the seal (click to enlarge)

4. Slide device down the mounting plate to lock it in place, as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8: Locking access point (click to enlarge)

Ethernet or junction box mount

You can mount this access point to any junction box for secure installations in hotel and resort guest rooms, dorms, care facilities and more.

1. Remove the access point's rear door and seal, as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9: Removing the rear door & seal (click to enlarge)

2. Mount the flat side of the mounting plate to a junction box, as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10: Mounting plate to a junction box (click to enlarge)

3. Connect the included slim Ethernet cable from Port 1 on the access point to the connection in the wall, as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11: Connecting Ethernet cable to a wall (click to enlarge)

4. Slide the device down the plate to lock it in place, as shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12: Locking the access point in place (click to enlarge)

T-Rail ceiling mount

You can use the included T-Rail hardware to attach the access point to a drop ceiling T-Rail or T-Rail system.

1. Remove the access point's rear door and seal, as shown in Figure 13.

Figure 13: Removing the rear door & seal (click to enlarge)

2. Place all four T-Rail clips onto the mounting plate, as shown in Figure 14.

Figure 14: Installing T-Rail clips (click to enlarge)

3. Place Ethernet cable through the mount and connect it to Port 1 on the access point, as shown in Figure 15. Slide the mount onto the device.

Figure 15: Pulling Ethernet cable through the plate (click to enlarge)

4. Use the adjustable rail clips to tighten the ceiling T-Rail until it is secure, as shown in Figure 16.

Figure 16: Securing T-Rail onto access point (click to enlarge)


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