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FortiAP Cloud User Guide

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Enabling Bonjour Relay

Bonjour is a protocol where devices broadcast their services. For example, an Apple TV sends a Bonjour broadcast, so an iPad knows it is there and can connect to it.

With Bonjour Relay, you set the FortiAP-S device to operate with a service network (where the Apple TV is), and a client network (where the iPad is). The FortiAP-S device re-transmits the Bonjour requests from the service network onto the client network. The iPad can learn where the Apple TV is and create a session.

To set up Bonjour Relay, enter one or more services as Service VLAN and Client VLAN, along with a definition of the service. For example, you may choose to only send the information about the Apple TV to a meeting room, and not to the printer in reception. After you define these services, select the FortiAP that will perform the Bonjour Relay function.

Prerequisites

You must purchase a FAP Advanced Management License.

Procedure steps

  1. On the FortiAP Cloud Home page, select the FortiAP network that you want to edit.
  2. In the Menu bar, click Configure.
  3. In the Navigation pane, click Bonjour Relay.
  4. Select the Enable Bonjour Relay checkbox.
  5. To add the Bonjour Service:
    1. Go to the Bonjour Service section and click the plus sign (+).
    2. Complete the following fields:

      Description

      Specify a name for the Bonjour Service.

      Service VLAN

      Specify one or more VLAN ID where network services are running.

      A valid VLAN ID is from 0 to 4094.

      APs support up to 32 VLAN entries.

      To specify multiple entries, use a comma (,) or a dash (-).

      For a full range, use "all". When you use "all", it counts as one entry.

      For example, 1,2-5.

      Client VLAN

      A valid VLAN ID is from 0 to 4094.

      APs support up to 32 VLAN entries.

      To specify multiple entries, use a comma (,) or a dash (-).

      For a full range, use "all". When you use "all", it counts as one entry.

      For example, all.

      Services

      Select one or more Bonjour services that you want to advertise across the FortiAP network.

      To enable all services, select the all checkbox.

  6. To save changes, click Submit.
  7. To add a Bonjour Relay Gateway:
    1. Go to the Bonjour Relay Gateway section and click the plus sign (+).
    2. For each subnet, select only one AP as the Bonjour Relay Gateway.
    3. To save changes, click Submit.

Enabling Bonjour Relay

Bonjour is a protocol where devices broadcast their services. For example, an Apple TV sends a Bonjour broadcast, so an iPad knows it is there and can connect to it.

With Bonjour Relay, you set the FortiAP-S device to operate with a service network (where the Apple TV is), and a client network (where the iPad is). The FortiAP-S device re-transmits the Bonjour requests from the service network onto the client network. The iPad can learn where the Apple TV is and create a session.

To set up Bonjour Relay, enter one or more services as Service VLAN and Client VLAN, along with a definition of the service. For example, you may choose to only send the information about the Apple TV to a meeting room, and not to the printer in reception. After you define these services, select the FortiAP that will perform the Bonjour Relay function.

Prerequisites

You must purchase a FAP Advanced Management License.

Procedure steps

  1. On the FortiAP Cloud Home page, select the FortiAP network that you want to edit.
  2. In the Menu bar, click Configure.
  3. In the Navigation pane, click Bonjour Relay.
  4. Select the Enable Bonjour Relay checkbox.
  5. To add the Bonjour Service:
    1. Go to the Bonjour Service section and click the plus sign (+).
    2. Complete the following fields:

      Description

      Specify a name for the Bonjour Service.

      Service VLAN

      Specify one or more VLAN ID where network services are running.

      A valid VLAN ID is from 0 to 4094.

      APs support up to 32 VLAN entries.

      To specify multiple entries, use a comma (,) or a dash (-).

      For a full range, use "all". When you use "all", it counts as one entry.

      For example, 1,2-5.

      Client VLAN

      A valid VLAN ID is from 0 to 4094.

      APs support up to 32 VLAN entries.

      To specify multiple entries, use a comma (,) or a dash (-).

      For a full range, use "all". When you use "all", it counts as one entry.

      For example, all.

      Services

      Select one or more Bonjour services that you want to advertise across the FortiAP network.

      To enable all services, select the all checkbox.

  6. To save changes, click Submit.
  7. To add a Bonjour Relay Gateway:
    1. Go to the Bonjour Relay Gateway section and click the plus sign (+).
    2. For each subnet, select only one AP as the Bonjour Relay Gateway.
    3. To save changes, click Submit.