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Enable FortiExtender Controller on FortiOS

After connecting your FortiExtender LAN port to FortiGate, do the following:

  1. Enable the FortiExtender Controller on FortiGate.
  2. config system global

    set fortiextender enable

    end

  3. Make sure that your FortiGate enables FortiExtender Controller.
  4. The FortiExtender-related GUI is enabled by default.

  5. Enable the CAPWAP access to use the FortiGate interface to which FortiExtender is connected.

    config system interface

    edit lan

    append allowaccess fabric

    next

    end

Caution

The "append allowaccess fabric" command is introduced in FOS 6.2.3, and applies to FortiGate devices running FOS 6.2.3 and later. If you are connecting your FortiExtender to a pre-FortiOS 6.2.3 FortiGate device, you MUST use "append allowacess capwap" instead.

Be sure to keep the following in mind:

  • If FortiLink is enabled, FortiExtender must be connected to FortiGate through FortiLink.
  • If FortiLink is enabled and FortiExtender is not part of FortiLink , the discovery type on FortiExtender must be static.

Enable FortiExtender Controller on FortiOS

After connecting your FortiExtender LAN port to FortiGate, do the following:

  1. Enable the FortiExtender Controller on FortiGate.
  2. config system global

    set fortiextender enable

    end

  3. Make sure that your FortiGate enables FortiExtender Controller.
  4. The FortiExtender-related GUI is enabled by default.

  5. Enable the CAPWAP access to use the FortiGate interface to which FortiExtender is connected.

    config system interface

    edit lan

    append allowaccess fabric

    next

    end

Caution

The "append allowaccess fabric" command is introduced in FOS 6.2.3, and applies to FortiGate devices running FOS 6.2.3 and later. If you are connecting your FortiExtender to a pre-FortiOS 6.2.3 FortiGate device, you MUST use "append allowacess capwap" instead.

Be sure to keep the following in mind:

  • If FortiLink is enabled, FortiExtender must be connected to FortiGate through FortiLink.
  • If FortiLink is enabled and FortiExtender is not part of FortiLink , the discovery type on FortiExtender must be static.