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Table of Contents

FortiWiFi and FortiAP Configuration Guide

WiFi maps

You can place FortiAP units on a custom map that you upload, such as an office floor plan. WiFi Maps show real-time status and alerts of FortiAP units so that you can quickly see the location and status of each FortiAP unit on the map.

To configure WiFi maps on the FortiWiFi and FortiAP GUI
  1. Obtain a floor plan or map (in PNG, JPEG, or GIF format) of where FortiAP units are located.
  2. Go to WiFi Controller > WiFi Maps and click Create New.
    1. Enter a Map name for example, Level-2.
    1. Click Browse to upload the map.
    1. Optionally, enable Image grayscale to change a color map to grayscale.
    1. Set Image opacity to specify map transparency.

    1. Click OK.
  3. Place FortiAP units on the map you uploaded.
    1. Click Unlock Map to enable editing.

      The list of unplaced APs loads.

    2. Drag and drop each FortiAP unit onto its location on the map.

    3. When all FortiAP units have been placed on the map, click Lock Map to save.
  4. To view a FortiAP unit's detailed operating data or to configure AP settings, right-click the FortiAP icon and select Diagnostics and Tools.

  5. Use the filters above the map to show one or both the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. You can also use the dropdown lists to show numerical operating data such as client count, channel, radio TX power, and channel utilization.

To configure WiFi maps using the FortiWiFi and FortiAP CLI:

config wireless-controller region

edit <MAP_NAME>

set grayscale enable <enable|disable>

set opacity 40 <0-100>

next

end

config wireless-controller wtp

edit <FAP_SN>

set region <MAP_NAME>

set region-x "0.419911" <0-1>

set region-y "0.349466" <0-1>

next

end

WiFi maps

You can place FortiAP units on a custom map that you upload, such as an office floor plan. WiFi Maps show real-time status and alerts of FortiAP units so that you can quickly see the location and status of each FortiAP unit on the map.

To configure WiFi maps on the FortiWiFi and FortiAP GUI
  1. Obtain a floor plan or map (in PNG, JPEG, or GIF format) of where FortiAP units are located.
  2. Go to WiFi Controller > WiFi Maps and click Create New.
    1. Enter a Map name for example, Level-2.
    1. Click Browse to upload the map.
    1. Optionally, enable Image grayscale to change a color map to grayscale.
    1. Set Image opacity to specify map transparency.

    1. Click OK.
  3. Place FortiAP units on the map you uploaded.
    1. Click Unlock Map to enable editing.

      The list of unplaced APs loads.

    2. Drag and drop each FortiAP unit onto its location on the map.

    3. When all FortiAP units have been placed on the map, click Lock Map to save.
  4. To view a FortiAP unit's detailed operating data or to configure AP settings, right-click the FortiAP icon and select Diagnostics and Tools.

  5. Use the filters above the map to show one or both the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. You can also use the dropdown lists to show numerical operating data such as client count, channel, radio TX power, and channel utilization.

To configure WiFi maps using the FortiWiFi and FortiAP CLI:

config wireless-controller region

edit <MAP_NAME>

set grayscale enable <enable|disable>

set opacity 40 <0-100>

next

end

config wireless-controller wtp

edit <FAP_SN>

set region <MAP_NAME>

set region-x "0.419911" <0-1>

set region-y "0.349466" <0-1>

next

end