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FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide

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Access point configuration

This section describes how to configure access points for your wireless network.

FortiAP units discover WiFi controllers. The administrator of the WiFi controller authorizes the FortiAP units that the controller can manage.

In most cases, FortiAP units can find WiFi controllers through the wired Ethernet without any special configuration. Review the Network topology of managed APs section to make sure that your method of connecting the FortiAP unit to the WiFi controller is valid. Then, you are ready to follow the procedures in Discovery and authorization of APs.

If your FortiAP units are unable to find the WiFi controller, refer to Advanced WiFi controller discovery for detailed information about the FortiAP unit controller discovery methods and how you can configure them.

Access point configuration

This section describes how to configure access points for your wireless network.

FortiAP units discover WiFi controllers. The administrator of the WiFi controller authorizes the FortiAP units that the controller can manage.

In most cases, FortiAP units can find WiFi controllers through the wired Ethernet without any special configuration. Review the Network topology of managed APs section to make sure that your method of connecting the FortiAP unit to the WiFi controller is valid. Then, you are ready to follow the procedures in Discovery and authorization of APs.

If your FortiAP units are unable to find the WiFi controller, refer to Advanced WiFi controller discovery for detailed information about the FortiAP unit controller discovery methods and how you can configure them.