Datto Network Manager: Advanced settings for Datto Access Points



This article describes the advanced settings available for Datto access points in Datto Network Manager.


  • Datto Network Manager
  • Datto Access Points


All access points in a network share the same settings configured on the Advanced page.


Navigating to Advanced settings

In the Navigation menu, click Access Points, then select Advanced from the expanded options.

mceclip1.pngFigure 1: The Navigation menu (click to enlarge)

You can configure the following options and settings in the Advanced page:


  • Root Password: Lets you set a password for root-level access to the device
  • AP Mesh: Lets you disable mesh functionality between access points
  • Mesh Encryption: Encrypts all mesh traffic with WPA2 protection, and prevents access points not included in the network from joining the mesh

mceclip3.pngFigure 2: Security options (click to enlarge)

Alternate Servers

  • Alternate DNS: lets you enter an alternative DNS server IP address for your network
  • Custom.sh Server: allows you to enter the URL of a custom.sh script that will deploy across all access points in a network

mceclip4.pngFigure 3: Alternate Servers (click to enlarge)

Presence Reporting

The Presence Reporting feature delivers real-time presence data from Datto Access Points to customers, enabling applications such as presence analytics, CRM tools, and custom software. For more information, read the Presence Reporting API article.

mceclip5.pngFigure 4: Presence Reporting (click to enlarge)

Syslog Server

If you configure the Syslog Server feature, Datto Networking can send system log messages from access points to a log concentrator server. You can enter the following information when configuring this feature:

  • Primary IP Address: The primary IP address of a log concentrator server
  • Primary Port: The port used to communicate with a log concentrator server
  • Backup IP Address: The IP address of a backup log concentrator server
  • Backup Port: The backup port used in communicating to a log concentrator server

mceclip6.pngFigure 5: Syslog Server (click to enlarge)


  • Status LED(s): When disabled, this option disables the main status LEDs on all access points in a network.
  • Bridge wired clients: This option lets you select an SSID that all wired clients will use for configuration. To configure an SSID, read our article on SSID Settings.
  • Application Reporting (DPI): Enable this option to display granular application reporting data in the Networking Overview page of the Network Manager. Disabling Application Reporting may improve WiFi performance when using access points.
  • IGMP Proxy: Enable this option to allow multicast traffic to transfer over the LAN. Disable this feature to block multicast traffic from transferring over the LAN.
  • Roaming VLANs: This option provides seamless roaming to all SSIDs, not bridged to the LAN. Roaming VLANs require a switch configured to use Datto Networking's dedicated VLAN IDs. For more information, read our article on How to Configure Switches for Seamless Roaming.
  • Delete Network: Click the Delete Network button to delete this network from the Datto Networking Portal.

mceclip8.pngFigure 6: Miscellaneous options (click to enlarge)

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