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Maintain radio SSID WLAN IDs

WLAN IDs remain the same after a daemon restart or a controller reboot. BSSIDs also remain the same, which keeps the WiFi service stable. This is confirmed by read-only commands in the downloaded backup FortiOS configuration file and the iwconfig output from FortiAP.

Sample FortiOS configuration

config wireless-controller vap
    edit "wifi-m-1"
        set mesh-backhaul enable
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-M-1"
        set broadcast-ssid disable
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-1"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-2"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-2"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-2"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-3"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-3"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-4"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-4"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-5"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-5"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-6"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-6"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
end

Backup configuration file output

To verify that the SSIDs remain the same:
 config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAP423E-default"
        config platform
            set type 423E
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh snmp
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11n,g-only
            set channel-utilization disable
            set vap-all none
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ac
            set channel-utilization disable
            set darrp enable
            set vap-all none
            set vaps "wifi-b-1" "wifi-b-2" "wifi-b-3" "wifi-b-4" "wifi-b-5" "wifi-b-6" "wifi-m-1"
            set vap1 "wifi-b-1"
            set vap2 "wifi-b-2"
            set vap3 "wifi-b-3"
            set vap4 "wifi-b-4"
            set vap5 "wifi-b-5"
            set vap6 "wifi-b-6"
            set vap7 "wifi-m-1"
        end
        set ext-info-enable disable
    next
end
cconfig wireless-controller wtp
    edit "FP423E3X16000320"
        set admin enable
        set wtp-profile "FAP423E-default"
        config radio-1
            set override-vaps enable
            set vap-all none
            set vaps "wifi-b-1" "wifi-b-2" "wifi-b-3" "wifi-b-4" "wifi-b-5" "wifi-b-6" "wifi-m-1"
            set vap1 "wifi-b-1"
            set vap2 "wifi-b-2"
            set vap3 "wifi-b-3"
            set vap4 "wifi-b-4"
            set vap5 "wifi-b-5"
            set vap6 "wifi-b-6"
            set vap7 "wifi-m-1"
        end
        config radio-2
        end
    next
end

FortiAP iwconfig output

Verify the iwconfig output before and after a reboot to confirm that the BSSIDs remain the same. The AP MAC addresses and WLAN IDs will be the same after the reboot.

Maintain radio SSID WLAN IDs

WLAN IDs remain the same after a daemon restart or a controller reboot. BSSIDs also remain the same, which keeps the WiFi service stable. This is confirmed by read-only commands in the downloaded backup FortiOS configuration file and the iwconfig output from FortiAP.

Sample FortiOS configuration

config wireless-controller vap
    edit "wifi-m-1"
        set mesh-backhaul enable
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-M-1"
        set broadcast-ssid disable
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-1"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-2"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-2"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-2"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-3"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-3"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-4"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-4"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-5"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-5"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
    edit "wifi-b-6"
        set ssid "FOS-QA-LFU-FWF61E-B-6"
        set passphrase qa12345678
        set local-bridging enable
        set schedule "always"
    next
end

Backup configuration file output

To verify that the SSIDs remain the same:
 config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAP423E-default"
        config platform
            set type 423E
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh snmp
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11n,g-only
            set channel-utilization disable
            set vap-all none
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ac
            set channel-utilization disable
            set darrp enable
            set vap-all none
            set vaps "wifi-b-1" "wifi-b-2" "wifi-b-3" "wifi-b-4" "wifi-b-5" "wifi-b-6" "wifi-m-1"
            set vap1 "wifi-b-1"
            set vap2 "wifi-b-2"
            set vap3 "wifi-b-3"
            set vap4 "wifi-b-4"
            set vap5 "wifi-b-5"
            set vap6 "wifi-b-6"
            set vap7 "wifi-m-1"
        end
        set ext-info-enable disable
    next
end
cconfig wireless-controller wtp
    edit "FP423E3X16000320"
        set admin enable
        set wtp-profile "FAP423E-default"
        config radio-1
            set override-vaps enable
            set vap-all none
            set vaps "wifi-b-1" "wifi-b-2" "wifi-b-3" "wifi-b-4" "wifi-b-5" "wifi-b-6" "wifi-m-1"
            set vap1 "wifi-b-1"
            set vap2 "wifi-b-2"
            set vap3 "wifi-b-3"
            set vap4 "wifi-b-4"
            set vap5 "wifi-b-5"
            set vap6 "wifi-b-6"
            set vap7 "wifi-m-1"
        end
        config radio-2
        end
    next
end

FortiAP iwconfig output

Verify the iwconfig output before and after a reboot to confirm that the BSSIDs remain the same. The AP MAC addresses and WLAN IDs will be the same after the reboot.