Datto Networking: Datto Access Points: Adding an Access Point

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This article describes how to add Datto Access Points into a network by using the Datto Networking Portal.

Environment

  • Datto Access Points

Description

Adding Datto Access Points to a network will allow you to manage and monitor them from anywhere by using the Datto Networking Portal.

Procedure

Navigation

1. Navigate to a device web session for your access point.

2. Click the Manage drop-down, then click Access Points.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Navigating to Access Points (click to enlarge)

Configuration

There are three options for adding access points to your network. Click the Add New button to add a access point by using the map view, or click the arrow next to the button to access the following options:

Figure 2: Add New (click to enlarge)

Add access point on map

This process will display the Map view of the Access Points page, along with a prompt for adding your access point. The map will center on your network's configured location. Use the + and - buttons to zoom in and out, and click any place on the map to change the access point's latitude and longitude.

Fill in the following information to add an access point:

Figure 3: Add Access Point (click to enlarge)

  • Name: Enter a name for an access point.
  • MAC address: Enter the MAC address of an access point.
  • Description: Enter a brief description of the access point. You can add information such as its location in an office, or anything unique to the device.
  • Latitude: Datto automatically calculates the latitude of your access point based on your network's location. You can also manually enter the latitude.
  • Longitude: Datto automatically calculates the longitude of your access point based on your network's location. You can also manually enter the longitude.

Click Add and repeat the process for each additional access point.

Bulk add access points via MAC

You can add multiple access points at once by clicking Bulk add access points via MAC, and entering their MAC addresses in the MAC addresses field. Enter a new line to separate each MAC address. Click Create to add your access points.

Figure 4: Bulk add access points via MAC (click to enlarge)

Bulk add access points via CSV upload

You can also bulk add access points using a CSV file by clicking Bulk add access points via CSV. Click Download sample to view a preformatted file, and enter values for your access points' MAC addresses, location, etc. Select Choose File to browse for your CSV file, and click Create to upload it.

Figure 5: Bulk add access points via CSV upload (click to enlarge)


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