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Registering the WLC as a RADIUS client on the FortiConnect

  1. On FortiConnect, go to Devices > RADIUS clients and add your WLC as a RADIUS client.
  2. Enter a Name for the WLC and enter its Device IP. Enter a Secret that will be shared between FortiConnect and WLC and set Type to Meru SD 8.0 & Later.

  3. Go to the Automatic Setup tab and fill in the information needed for the FortiConnect to perform WLC configuration.
  4. Enter the Device IP address of the WLC, an Admin user name and Admin password, and a Captive Portal Name that will be used to create/name the Captive Portal Profile at WLC.

    This will create a RADIUS profile, a captive portal profile, and a Quality of Service (QoS) rule to allow access to the guest portal on the WLC.

    The QoS rule is similar to a firewall rule, to allow the wireless device to be redirected to FortiConnect Captive Portal before the user or device is authenticated.

  5. Click Setup Controller and FortiConnect will establish a SSH connection to the WLC.
  6. It might take a minute or two for the actual configuration to finish.

  7. When done you should see a message similar to this one.

Registering the WLC as a RADIUS client on the FortiConnect

  1. On FortiConnect, go to Devices > RADIUS clients and add your WLC as a RADIUS client.
  2. Enter a Name for the WLC and enter its Device IP. Enter a Secret that will be shared between FortiConnect and WLC and set Type to Meru SD 8.0 & Later.

  3. Go to the Automatic Setup tab and fill in the information needed for the FortiConnect to perform WLC configuration.
  4. Enter the Device IP address of the WLC, an Admin user name and Admin password, and a Captive Portal Name that will be used to create/name the Captive Portal Profile at WLC.

    This will create a RADIUS profile, a captive portal profile, and a Quality of Service (QoS) rule to allow access to the guest portal on the WLC.

    The QoS rule is similar to a firewall rule, to allow the wireless device to be redirected to FortiConnect Captive Portal before the user or device is authenticated.

  5. Click Setup Controller and FortiConnect will establish a SSH connection to the WLC.
  6. It might take a minute or two for the actual configuration to finish.

  7. When done you should see a message similar to this one.