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Support enabling or disabling 802.11d 7.2.1

This enhancement adds the ability to toggle 802.11d support for 2.4 GHz radios through a FortiAP profile. In previous versions, 802.11d was always enabled on FortiAPs. When 802.11d is enabled, the FortiAPs broadcast the country code in beacons, probe responses, and probe requests. This led to some older legacy clients failing to associate to the FortiAP. The ability to disable 802.11d prevents the broadcasting of country code settings and provides backwards compatibility with those clients.

Note

Since IEEE 802.11d only applies to 2.4 GHz radios operating in the 802.11g band, disabling 802.11d only applies to radios configured to operate in the 802.11g band.

To disable 802.11d:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
  edit FAP231F-default
    config radio-1
    set 80211d disable
  end
end
To verify the configuration from FortiGate:
  1. From the FortiGate:

     diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP231FTF20007509 | grep 80211d
        80211d enable : disabled
  2. When the previous FortiGate setting are applied to a Managed FortiAP, the settings can be verified on the FortiAP CLI through the rcfg and iwpriv commands:

    FortiAP-231F # rcfg | grep 802
       802.11d enable : disabled
    FortiAP-231F #
    
    Check iwpriv
    
    FortiAP-231F # iwpriv wlan00 get_countryie
    wlan00 get_countryie:0 (0x0)
    FortiAP-231F #
  3. Sniff the packets in the air before and after disabling the feature:

    1. Before enabling the feature, use a packet analyzer to check the sample beacon packet for the Country Information Tag in Tagged parameters.

    2. After disabling the 802.11d on a 2.4Ghz radio, use a packet analyzer to check the beacon and verify that the Country Information Tag is no longer under in Tagged Parameters.

Support enabling or disabling 802.11d 7.2.1

This enhancement adds the ability to toggle 802.11d support for 2.4 GHz radios through a FortiAP profile. In previous versions, 802.11d was always enabled on FortiAPs. When 802.11d is enabled, the FortiAPs broadcast the country code in beacons, probe responses, and probe requests. This led to some older legacy clients failing to associate to the FortiAP. The ability to disable 802.11d prevents the broadcasting of country code settings and provides backwards compatibility with those clients.

Note

Since IEEE 802.11d only applies to 2.4 GHz radios operating in the 802.11g band, disabling 802.11d only applies to radios configured to operate in the 802.11g band.

To disable 802.11d:
config wireless-controller wtp-profile
  edit FAP231F-default
    config radio-1
    set 80211d disable
  end
end
To verify the configuration from FortiGate:
  1. From the FortiGate:

     diagnose wireless-controller wlac -c wtp FP231FTF20007509 | grep 80211d
        80211d enable : disabled
  2. When the previous FortiGate setting are applied to a Managed FortiAP, the settings can be verified on the FortiAP CLI through the rcfg and iwpriv commands:

    FortiAP-231F # rcfg | grep 802
       802.11d enable : disabled
    FortiAP-231F #
    
    Check iwpriv
    
    FortiAP-231F # iwpriv wlan00 get_countryie
    wlan00 get_countryie:0 (0x0)
    FortiAP-231F #
  3. Sniff the packets in the air before and after disabling the feature:

    1. Before enabling the feature, use a packet analyzer to check the sample beacon packet for the Country Information Tag in Tagged parameters.

    2. After disabling the 802.11d on a 2.4Ghz radio, use a packet analyzer to check the beacon and verify that the Country Information Tag is no longer under in Tagged Parameters.