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FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide

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Wireless network configuration tasks

To configure a wireless network, perform the following tasks:

  1. Setting your geographic location
  2. Creating a FortiAP profile
  3. Defining a wireless network interface (SSID)
  4. Configuring security
  5. Defining SSID groups
  6. Configuring dynamic user VLAN assignment
  7. Configuring user authentication
  8. Configuring firewall policies for the SSID
  9. Configuring the built-in access point on a FortiWiFi unit
  10. Enforcing UTM policies on a local bridge SSID
  11. For AP configuration details, see Access point configuration.

Note

On FortiGate model 30D, GUI configuration of the WiFi controller is disabled by default. To enable it, enter the following CLI commands:

config system global

  set gui-wireless-controller enable

end

 

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The WiFi and Switch Controllers are enabled through the Feature Store (under System > Feature Visibility). However, they are separately enabled and configured to display in the GUI via the CLI.

To enable both WiFi and Switch Controllers, enter the following CLI commands:

config system global

set wireless-controller enable

set switch-controller enable

end

To enable the GUI display for both controllers, enter the following CLI commands::

config system settings

set gui-wireless-controller enable

set gui-switch-controller enable

end

Wireless network configuration tasks

To configure a wireless network, perform the following tasks:

  1. Setting your geographic location
  2. Creating a FortiAP profile
  3. Defining a wireless network interface (SSID)
  4. Configuring security
  5. Defining SSID groups
  6. Configuring dynamic user VLAN assignment
  7. Configuring user authentication
  8. Configuring firewall policies for the SSID
  9. Configuring the built-in access point on a FortiWiFi unit
  10. Enforcing UTM policies on a local bridge SSID
  11. For AP configuration details, see Access point configuration.

Note

On FortiGate model 30D, GUI configuration of the WiFi controller is disabled by default. To enable it, enter the following CLI commands:

config system global

  set gui-wireless-controller enable

end

 

note icon

The WiFi and Switch Controllers are enabled through the Feature Store (under System > Feature Visibility). However, they are separately enabled and configured to display in the GUI via the CLI.

To enable both WiFi and Switch Controllers, enter the following CLI commands:

config system global

set wireless-controller enable

set switch-controller enable

end

To enable the GUI display for both controllers, enter the following CLI commands::

config system settings

set gui-wireless-controller enable

set gui-switch-controller enable

end