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FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide

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Bluetooth Low Energy scan

The FortiGate can configure FortiAP Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) scan, incorporating Google's BLE beacon profile known as Eddystone, used to identify groups of devices and individual devices.

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Only FAP-S221E, FAP-S223E, and FAP-222E models support this feature.

Use the following syntax to configure BLE profiles and BLE report intervals, and assign BLE profiles to WTP profiles.

Configure BLE profiles - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller ble-profile

edit <name>

set comment <comment>

set advertising {ibeacon | eddystone-uid | eddystone-url}

set ibeacon-uuid <uuid>

set major-id <0 - 65535> - (default = 1000)

set minor-id <0 - 65535> - (default = 1000)

set eddystone-namespace <10-byte namespace>

set eddystone-instance <device id>

set eddystone-url <url>

set txpower <0 - 12> - (default = 0)

set beacon-interval <40 - 3500> - (default = 100)

set ble-scanning {enable | disable} - (default = disable)

next

end

 

Note that txpower determines the transmit power level on a scale of 0-12:

0: -21 dBm

1: -18 dBm

2: -15 dBm

3: -12 dBm

4: -9 dBm

5: -6 dBm

6: -3 dBm

7: 0 dBm

8: 1 dBm

9: 2 dBm

10: 3 dBm

11: 4 dBm

12: 5 dBm

 

 

Configure BLE report intervals - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller timers

set ble-scan-report-intv - (default = 30 sec)

end

Assign BLE profiles to WTP profiles - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller wtp-profile

edit <name>

set ble-profile <name>

next

end

Bluetooth Low Energy scan

The FortiGate can configure FortiAP Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) scan, incorporating Google's BLE beacon profile known as Eddystone, used to identify groups of devices and individual devices.

note icon

Only FAP-S221E, FAP-S223E, and FAP-222E models support this feature.

Use the following syntax to configure BLE profiles and BLE report intervals, and assign BLE profiles to WTP profiles.

Configure BLE profiles - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller ble-profile

edit <name>

set comment <comment>

set advertising {ibeacon | eddystone-uid | eddystone-url}

set ibeacon-uuid <uuid>

set major-id <0 - 65535> - (default = 1000)

set minor-id <0 - 65535> - (default = 1000)

set eddystone-namespace <10-byte namespace>

set eddystone-instance <device id>

set eddystone-url <url>

set txpower <0 - 12> - (default = 0)

set beacon-interval <40 - 3500> - (default = 100)

set ble-scanning {enable | disable} - (default = disable)

next

end

 

Note that txpower determines the transmit power level on a scale of 0-12:

0: -21 dBm

1: -18 dBm

2: -15 dBm

3: -12 dBm

4: -9 dBm

5: -6 dBm

6: -3 dBm

7: 0 dBm

8: 1 dBm

9: 2 dBm

10: 3 dBm

11: 4 dBm

12: 5 dBm

 

 

Configure BLE report intervals - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller timers

set ble-scan-report-intv - (default = 30 sec)

end

Assign BLE profiles to WTP profiles - CLI syntax

config wireless-controller wtp-profile

edit <name>

set ble-profile <name>

next

end