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Introduction

This document provides the following information for FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 build 0072:

 

For more information about your FortiAP-U device, see the FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide.

Supported models

FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 supports the following models:

Models

FortiAP-U221EV, FortiAP-U223EV

FortiAP-U24JEV

FortiAP-U321EV, FortiAP-U323EV

FortiAP-U421EV, FortiAP-U422EV, FortiAP-U423EV

What's new in FortiAP-U version 5.4.6

For FortiAP-U features managed by a FortiWLC, see the Wireless Controller documentation.

The following list includes new features and enhancements when FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 is managed by a FortiGate or FortiAP Cloud:

  • Location-based services
    • FortiPresence
    • AeroScout
    • Ekahau blinking mode
    • Station locate
  • Scanning functions
    • Background AP scan
    • Foreground AP scan (also known as monitor mode)
    • Channel utilization
    • Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device scan
  • Distributed automatic radio resource provisioning (DARRP)
  • Automatic transmit power control
  • Mesh fast roaming
  • Voice enterprise (IEEE 802.11k and 802.11v)
  • Split tunneling for tunnel-mode virtual access point (VAP)
  • Local LAN isolation for local standalone VAP with network address translation (NAT) enabled
  • Address resolution protocol (ARP) proxy option for VAP broadcast suppression
  • Light-emitting diode (LED) schedule
  • Optimization of power-save mode
  • Acknowledge (ACK) frame time out adjustable by the max-distance setting of the FortiGate wtp-profile

FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 also includes the following improvements:

  • New web UI
  • CLI with improved security
  • Packet policing—When the FortiAP-U CPU usage is above 90%, control and provisioning of wireless access points (CAPWAP) control packets are processed with a higher priority than data packets to maintain a stable connection with the controller. Data packets are dropped when necessary.
  • Wi-Fi region and country code adjustments:
    • 5 GHz channels 132 to 144 added to region "V".
    • 5 GHz channels 144 and 165 added to region "P".
    • 5 GHz channels 100 to 144 and 149 to 165 added to region "D".
    • 5 GHz transmit power increased for region "D".
    • 5 GHz channels 120, 124, and 128 removed from Australia (in region "N").
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) certified stock keeping units (SKU):
    • FAP-U422EV-A
    • FAP-U223EV-A
    • FAP-U221EV-A

 

Introduction

This document provides the following information for FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 build 0072:

 

For more information about your FortiAP-U device, see the FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide.

Supported models

FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 supports the following models:

Models

FortiAP-U221EV, FortiAP-U223EV

FortiAP-U24JEV

FortiAP-U321EV, FortiAP-U323EV

FortiAP-U421EV, FortiAP-U422EV, FortiAP-U423EV

What's new in FortiAP-U version 5.4.6

For FortiAP-U features managed by a FortiWLC, see the Wireless Controller documentation.

The following list includes new features and enhancements when FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 is managed by a FortiGate or FortiAP Cloud:

  • Location-based services
    • FortiPresence
    • AeroScout
    • Ekahau blinking mode
    • Station locate
  • Scanning functions
    • Background AP scan
    • Foreground AP scan (also known as monitor mode)
    • Channel utilization
    • Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device scan
  • Distributed automatic radio resource provisioning (DARRP)
  • Automatic transmit power control
  • Mesh fast roaming
  • Voice enterprise (IEEE 802.11k and 802.11v)
  • Split tunneling for tunnel-mode virtual access point (VAP)
  • Local LAN isolation for local standalone VAP with network address translation (NAT) enabled
  • Address resolution protocol (ARP) proxy option for VAP broadcast suppression
  • Light-emitting diode (LED) schedule
  • Optimization of power-save mode
  • Acknowledge (ACK) frame time out adjustable by the max-distance setting of the FortiGate wtp-profile

FortiAP-U version 5.4.6 also includes the following improvements:

  • New web UI
  • CLI with improved security
  • Packet policing—When the FortiAP-U CPU usage is above 90%, control and provisioning of wireless access points (CAPWAP) control packets are processed with a higher priority than data packets to maintain a stable connection with the controller. Data packets are dropped when necessary.
  • Wi-Fi region and country code adjustments:
    • 5 GHz channels 132 to 144 added to region "V".
    • 5 GHz channels 144 and 165 added to region "P".
    • 5 GHz channels 100 to 144 and 149 to 165 added to region "D".
    • 5 GHz transmit power increased for region "D".
    • 5 GHz channels 120, 124, and 128 removed from Australia (in region "N").
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) certified stock keeping units (SKU):
    • FAP-U422EV-A
    • FAP-U223EV-A
    • FAP-U221EV-A