Legacy Open Mesh: Open Mesh Switch FAQs



This article answers frequently asked questions about Datto switches.


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Q: How can I adjust the bandwidth throttle on Open Mesh Switches? Can I set an overall bandwidth throttle for the whole switch?

A: The bandwidth on Open Mesh switches can be throttled on an individual port basis using the Rate Limit field to set allowed Receive (Rx) and Transmit (Tx) bandwidth. To set the overall bandwidth, set these values on the uplink port that the switch connects to your router or gateway with.

Q: Does the switch support 24-volt passive PoE?

A: No our switches only support 802.3af/at PoE. Older 24-volt PoE devices are not supported.

Q: How does the switch communicate with the CloudTrax, and what do I need to allow on my firewall?

A: Please see How do I configure my firewall to allow access to CloudTrax?

Q: Are the SFP modules proprietary or can "generic" modules be used?

A: Generic SFP modules can be used, but we recommend using the SFP modules offered on the Open Mesh Store.

Q: Are there single mode SFP's as well?

A: Yes, both single-mode and multi-mode fiber SFP modules are available on the Open Mesh store.

Q: Are the switches capable of Gigabit speeds?

A: Yes, all ports are 10/100/1000 Mbps capable.

Q: Are the switching capacity rates and forwarding rates published anywhere?

A: Yes, please review our S-series switch datasheet.

Q: I already have switches in my network, but I'd like to start adding some Open Mesh switches to my network as well. Is this possible?

A: Yes, our switches are compatible with other switches and routers.

Q: Can the switches be daisy chained?

A: Yes, you can connect multiple switches together.

Q: On the Voice VLAN, does it add devices to this VLAN based on OUI?

A: When enabled on a port, the Voice VLAN feature allows VLAN tagged traffic on the port and modifies the priority for packets which match the Voice VLAN ID and OUI prefix. However, traffic is not automatically tagged, the client device must tag its own traffic. See our article on Voice VLAN for more information. 

Q: Are all ports designed as trunk only or can they be individually set as access ports only?

A: To set a port as an access port, set only the PVID and Untagged VLAN. To have a trunk port allow multiple tagged VLANs. 

Q: Are Jumbo frames supported?

A: The hardware is capable, but CloudTrax support is not currently available.

Q: What provisions are there for bad firmware updates?

A: Like our APs, our switches use dual partitions for updates, so the existing firmware is not overwritten for an update. If the new firmware install fails, the device will revert to the previously installed firmware.

Q: Can an ACL deny an entire subnet or only individual IP addresses?

A: Yes, you can set ACL by subnet.

Q: Does S8 switch have a fan

A: Yes

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