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Allow indoor and outdoor flags to be overridden 7.0.1

When indoor AP models are placed outdoors, or outdoor AP models are placed indoors, there is an option to override the indoor or outdoor flag. This enables the available channels list to reflect the region based on the AP placement.

To change the AP deployment type in the GUI:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiAP Profiles and edit an existing profile. For Indoor / Outdoor, the default setting is displayed.
  2. Click Override to change the setting, then click Indoor or Outdoor. The radio channel settings in the profile will change based on the deployment type.

  3. Configure the other settings as needed.
  4. Click OK.
To change the AP deployment type in the CLI:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit <name>
        set ap-country <string>
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment {platform-determined | indoor | outdoor}
    next
end
To verify the deployment type used on an AP:
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp <serial number> | grep deploy

Example

This example uses a sample deployment and available channels for a FAP-431F in Tunisia. The default platform-determined deployment mode for 431F models is indoors, but the user needs to change the deployment to outdoors.

Original configuration:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit FAP431-TN
        set ap-country TN
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment indoor
        config radio-1
            set channel {1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13}
        end
        config radio-2
            set channel {36 40 44 48 52* 56* 60* 64*}
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP431FTF20000000 | grep deploy
    deployment       : cfg indoor oper indoor

With the original FAP-431 indoor deployment, the available options in Tunisia for 2.4 GHz (radio 1) channels are from 1 to 13. The available options for 5 GHz (radio 2) channels are 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, and 64.

To change the AP to an outdoor deployment:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit FAP431-TN
        set ap-country TN
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment outdoor
        config radio-1
        end
        config radio-2
            set channel {100* 104* 108* 112* 116*}
        end
    next
end

With the FAP-431 outdoor deployment in Tunisia, there are no available options for 2.4 GHz (radio 1) channels. The available options for 5 GHz (radio 2) channels have changed to 100, 104, 108, 112, and 116.

To verify the AP deployment type changed to outdoor:
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP431FTF20000000 | grep deploy
    deployment       : cfg outdoor oper outdoor

Allow indoor and outdoor flags to be overridden 7.0.1

When indoor AP models are placed outdoors, or outdoor AP models are placed indoors, there is an option to override the indoor or outdoor flag. This enables the available channels list to reflect the region based on the AP placement.

To change the AP deployment type in the GUI:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiAP Profiles and edit an existing profile. For Indoor / Outdoor, the default setting is displayed.
  2. Click Override to change the setting, then click Indoor or Outdoor. The radio channel settings in the profile will change based on the deployment type.

  3. Configure the other settings as needed.
  4. Click OK.
To change the AP deployment type in the CLI:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit <name>
        set ap-country <string>
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment {platform-determined | indoor | outdoor}
    next
end
To verify the deployment type used on an AP:
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp <serial number> | grep deploy

Example

This example uses a sample deployment and available channels for a FAP-431F in Tunisia. The default platform-determined deployment mode for 431F models is indoors, but the user needs to change the deployment to outdoors.

Original configuration:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit FAP431-TN
        set ap-country TN
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment indoor
        config radio-1
            set channel {1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13}
        end
        config radio-2
            set channel {36 40 44 48 52* 56* 60* 64*}
        end
    next
end
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP431FTF20000000 | grep deploy
    deployment       : cfg indoor oper indoor

With the original FAP-431 indoor deployment, the available options in Tunisia for 2.4 GHz (radio 1) channels are from 1 to 13. The available options for 5 GHz (radio 2) channels are 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, and 64.

To change the AP to an outdoor deployment:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
    edit FAP431-TN
        set ap-country TN
        set indoor-outdoor-deployment outdoor
        config radio-1
        end
        config radio-2
            set channel {100* 104* 108* 112* 116*}
        end
    next
end

With the FAP-431 outdoor deployment in Tunisia, there are no available options for 2.4 GHz (radio 1) channels. The available options for 5 GHz (radio 2) channels have changed to 100, 104, 108, 112, and 116.

To verify the AP deployment type changed to outdoor:
# diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP431FTF20000000 | grep deploy
    deployment       : cfg outdoor oper outdoor