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Automatic BSS coloring 7.0.2

BSS coloring is a mechanism in 802.11ax that enables spatial reuse when overlapping BSS occurs. This can happen when adjacent APs use the same channels and, in the case of BSS coloring, the same color. Automatic Basic Service Set (BSS) coloring can be configured in the FortiGate wireless controller for the FortiAP radios to automatically change colors when BSS coloring conflicts are detected. Automatic BSS coloring is enable by default.

config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit <profile>
        config <radio>
            set bss-color-mode {auto | static}
        end
    next
end

The following configurations show the WTP profiles for a FortiAP U431F that has three radios. The two examples demonstrate using automatic and static BSS coloring to separate the BSS color on the two radios to prevent coloring conflicts.

To configure the FortiAP profile with automatic BSS coloring:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAPU431F-BSS-auto"
        config platform
            set type U431F
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11ax-5G
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ax,n,g-only
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-3
            set mode monitor
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp PU431F5E19000105 | grep "bss color"
    bss color mode   : Auto
    bss color mode   : Auto
To configure the FortiAP profile with static BSS coloring:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAPU431F-BSS-static"
        config platform
            set type U431F
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh snmp
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11ax-5G
            set bss-color 60
            set bss-color-mode static
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ax,n,g-only
            set bss-color 50
            set bss-color-mode static
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-3
            set mode monitor
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp PU431F5E19000105 | grep "bss color"
    bss color mode   : Static
    bss color        : 60
    bss color mode   : Static
    bss color        : 50

Automatic BSS coloring 7.0.2

BSS coloring is a mechanism in 802.11ax that enables spatial reuse when overlapping BSS occurs. This can happen when adjacent APs use the same channels and, in the case of BSS coloring, the same color. Automatic Basic Service Set (BSS) coloring can be configured in the FortiGate wireless controller for the FortiAP radios to automatically change colors when BSS coloring conflicts are detected. Automatic BSS coloring is enable by default.

config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit <profile>
        config <radio>
            set bss-color-mode {auto | static}
        end
    next
end

The following configurations show the WTP profiles for a FortiAP U431F that has three radios. The two examples demonstrate using automatic and static BSS coloring to separate the BSS color on the two radios to prevent coloring conflicts.

To configure the FortiAP profile with automatic BSS coloring:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAPU431F-BSS-auto"
        config platform
            set type U431F
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11ax-5G
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ax,n,g-only
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-3
            set mode monitor
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp PU431F5E19000105 | grep "bss color"
    bss color mode   : Auto
    bss color mode   : Auto
To configure the FortiAP profile with static BSS coloring:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit "FAPU431F-BSS-static"
        config platform
            set type U431F
        end
        set handoff-sta-thresh 30
        set allowaccess https ssh snmp
        config radio-1
            set band 802.11ax-5G
            set bss-color 60
            set bss-color-mode static
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-2
            set band 802.11ax,n,g-only
            set bss-color 50
            set bss-color-mode static
            set vap-all manual
        end
        config radio-3
            set mode monitor
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp PU431F5E19000105 | grep "bss color"
    bss color mode   : Static
    bss color        : 60
    bss color mode   : Static
    bss color        : 50