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FortiExtender and FortiGate integration

Administration Guide

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Adding a FortiExtender

To add a FortiExtender to the FortiGate, create a virtual FortiExtender interface, then add a FortiExtender and assign the interface to the modem. Like other interface types, the FortiExtender interface can be used in static routes, SD-WAN (see Manage dual FortiExtender devices), policies, and other functions.

To create a virtual FortiExtender interface in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > Interfaces and click Create New > FortiExtender.

  2. Enter a name for the interface.

  3. Configure the remaining settings as needed. See Interface settings for more details.

  4. Click OK.

To edit a FortiExtender in the GUI:

FortiExtenders can only be manually added in the CLI.

  1. Go to Network > FortiExtender and edit the FortiExtender.

  2. Adjust the settings as required. See the FortiExtender Administration Guide for more information.

  3. Click OK.

  4. In the extenders list, right-click on the FortiExtender and select Diagnostics and Tools to review the modem and SIM status, and other details about the FortiExtender.

To create a virtual FortiExtender interface in the CLI:
config system interface
    edit "fext"
        set vdom "root"
        set mode dhcp
        set allowaccess ping https speed-test
        set type fext-wan
        set estimated-upstream-bandwidth 1000
        set estimated-downstream-bandwidth 500
    next
end
To configure the FortiExtender in the CLI:
config extender-controller extender
    edit "FX211E0000000000"
        set id "FX211E0000000000"
        set authorized enable
        config modem1
            set ifname "fext"
        end
    next
end
To verify the modem settings in the CLI:
get extender modem-status FX211E0000000000 1
Modem 0:
    physical_port:       2-1.2
    manufacture:         Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
    product:             Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
    ....

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Adding a FortiExtender

To add a FortiExtender to the FortiGate, create a virtual FortiExtender interface, then add a FortiExtender and assign the interface to the modem. Like other interface types, the FortiExtender interface can be used in static routes, SD-WAN (see Manage dual FortiExtender devices), policies, and other functions.

To create a virtual FortiExtender interface in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > Interfaces and click Create New > FortiExtender.

  2. Enter a name for the interface.

  3. Configure the remaining settings as needed. See Interface settings for more details.

  4. Click OK.

To edit a FortiExtender in the GUI:

FortiExtenders can only be manually added in the CLI.

  1. Go to Network > FortiExtender and edit the FortiExtender.

  2. Adjust the settings as required. See the FortiExtender Administration Guide for more information.

  3. Click OK.

  4. In the extenders list, right-click on the FortiExtender and select Diagnostics and Tools to review the modem and SIM status, and other details about the FortiExtender.

To create a virtual FortiExtender interface in the CLI:
config system interface
    edit "fext"
        set vdom "root"
        set mode dhcp
        set allowaccess ping https speed-test
        set type fext-wan
        set estimated-upstream-bandwidth 1000
        set estimated-downstream-bandwidth 500
    next
end
To configure the FortiExtender in the CLI:
config extender-controller extender
    edit "FX211E0000000000"
        set id "FX211E0000000000"
        set authorized enable
        config modem1
            set ifname "fext"
        end
    next
end
To verify the modem settings in the CLI:
get extender modem-status FX211E0000000000 1
Modem 0:
    physical_port:       2-1.2
    manufacture:         Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
    product:             Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
    ....