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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Managing APs

FortiAP devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar on the AP Manager > Managed APs pane.

The following options are available from the toolbar and right-click menu:

Create New

Add an AP.

Edit

Edit the selected AP.

Delete

Delete the selected AP.

Assigned Profile

Assign a profile from the list to the AP. Only applicable profiles will be listed. See Assigning profiles to FortiAP devices.

Column Settings

Click to select which columns to display or select Reset to Default to display the default columns.

Authorize

Authorize an AP. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiAP devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Deauthorize

Deauthorize an AP. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiAP devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Grouping

Move the selected FortiAP devices into a new group. The APs must be the same model to be grouped. See FortiAP groups.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Upgrade

Upgrade the AP. The AP must already be authorized.

You can also select two or more AP devices of the same model and upgrade the devices at the same time.

Before upgrading FortiAP, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiAP and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.

Restart

Restart the AP.

This option is only available in the toolbar, by selecting More.

Refresh

Refresh the AP list, or refresh the selected FortiAP devices.

View Clients

View the clients connected to the AP. See Connected clients.

View Rogue APs

View the Rogue APs. See Rogue APs.

This option is only available in the toolbar, by selecting More.

Show on Google Map

Show the selected AP on Google Map. See Google map.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Show on Floor Map

Show the selected AP on the floor map. See Floor map.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the AP list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

The following information is available in the content pane:

FortiGate

The FortiGate unit that is managing the AP.

Access Point

The serial number of the AP.

Connected Via

The IP address of the AP.

SSIDs

The SSIDs associated with the AP.

Channel

The wireless radio channels that the access point uses.

Clients

The number of clients connected to the AP.

Select a value to open the View WiFi Clients window to view more details about the clients connected to that radio. See Connected clients.

OS Version

The OS version on the FortiAP.

AP Profile

The AP Profile assigned to the device, if any.

Comments

User entered comments.

Country

The Country code that the FortiAP is using.

Join Time

The date and time that the FortiAP joined.

LLDP

The Link Layer Discovery Protocol

Operating TX Power

The transmit power of the wireless radios.

Serials #

The serial number of the device

WTP Mode

The Wireless Transaction Protocol (WTP) mode, or 0 if none.

To add a FortiAP:
  1. Click Create New on the content pane toolbar. The Add FortiAP dialog box opens.

  2. Enter the following information, then click OK to add the device:

    FortiGate

    Select the FortiGate that the AP will be added to from the dropdown list. If you have already selected a FortiGate in the tree menu, this field will contain that FortiGate.

    Serials Number

    Enter the device's serial number.

    Name

    Enter a name for the device.

    AP Profile

    Select an AP profile to apply to the device from the dropdown list. See AP profiles.

To edit FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be edited.
  2. Locate the FortiAP device in the list in the content pane, or refine the list by selecting an option from the quick status bar.
  3. Either select the FortiAP and click Edit from the toolbar, double-click on the FortiAP, or right-click on the FortiAP and select Edit. The Config FortiAP window opens.

  4. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes:

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the AP.

    Comments

    Comments about the AP, such as its location or function.

    Managed AP Status

    Various information about the AP.

     

    Status

    The status of the AP, such as Connected, or Idle.

    Click Retart to restart the AP.

     

    Connected Via

    The method by which the device is connected to the controller.

     

    Base MAC Address

    The MAC address of the device.

     

    Join Time

    The time that the AP joined.

     

    Clients

    The number of clients currently connected to the AP.

     

    State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized, or Discovered.

     

    Current

    The AP's current firmware version. Select Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available. See Firmware Management

     

    FortiAP Profile

    Select a profile from the dropdown list (see AP profiles)

     

    Bonjour Profile

    Select a profile from the dropdown list (see Bonjour profiles)

    Override Radio

    Override the selected profiles settings.

     

    Band

    If applicable, select the wireless band, and select the wireless protocol from the dropdown list. The available options depend on the selected platform.

    In two radio devices, both radios cannot use the same band.

     

    Channels

    Select the channel or channels to include, or let them be automatically assigned. The available channels depend on the selected platform and band.

     

    TX Power Control

    Enable/disable automatic adjustment of transmit power.

    • Auto: Enter the TX power low and high values, in dBm.
    • Manual: Enter the TX power in the form of the percentage of the total available power.

     

    SSIDs

    Manually choose the SSIDs that APs using this profile will carry, or let them be selected automatically.

    Override AP Login Password

    Enable/disable overriding the login password:

    • Set: Set the AP login password.
    • Leave Unchanged: Leave the password unchanged.
    • Set Empty: Remove the password.

    Advanced Options

    Configure advanced options. For information, see the FortiOS CLI Reference: https://help.fortinet.com/cli/fos60hlp/60/index.htm.

To delete FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be deleted.
  2. Locate the FortiAP device in the list in the content pane, or refine the list by selecting an option from the quick status bar.
  3. Either select the FortiAP and click Delete from the toolbar, or right-click on the FortiAP and select Delete.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box to delete the AP.

A FortiAP device cannot be deleted if it is currently being used. For example, if a firewall profile has been assigned to it.

To upgrade multiple FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be upgraded.
  2. Select two or more FortiAP devices of the same model in the list in the content pane.
  3. Right-click on the selected FortiAP devices and select Upgrade.

    The Upgrade Firmware dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select the firmware version for upgrade, and click Upgrade Now.

Before upgrading FortiAP, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiAP and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.

Managing APs

FortiAP devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar on the AP Manager > Managed APs pane.

The following options are available from the toolbar and right-click menu:

Create New

Add an AP.

Edit

Edit the selected AP.

Delete

Delete the selected AP.

Assigned Profile

Assign a profile from the list to the AP. Only applicable profiles will be listed. See Assigning profiles to FortiAP devices.

Column Settings

Click to select which columns to display or select Reset to Default to display the default columns.

Authorize

Authorize an AP. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiAP devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Deauthorize

Deauthorize an AP. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiAP devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Grouping

Move the selected FortiAP devices into a new group. The APs must be the same model to be grouped. See FortiAP groups.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Upgrade

Upgrade the AP. The AP must already be authorized.

You can also select two or more AP devices of the same model and upgrade the devices at the same time.

Before upgrading FortiAP, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiAP and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.

Restart

Restart the AP.

This option is only available in the toolbar, by selecting More.

Refresh

Refresh the AP list, or refresh the selected FortiAP devices.

View Clients

View the clients connected to the AP. See Connected clients.

View Rogue APs

View the Rogue APs. See Rogue APs.

This option is only available in the toolbar, by selecting More.

Show on Google Map

Show the selected AP on Google Map. See Google map.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Show on Floor Map

Show the selected AP on the floor map. See Floor map.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the AP list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

The following information is available in the content pane:

FortiGate

The FortiGate unit that is managing the AP.

Access Point

The serial number of the AP.

Connected Via

The IP address of the AP.

SSIDs

The SSIDs associated with the AP.

Channel

The wireless radio channels that the access point uses.

Clients

The number of clients connected to the AP.

Select a value to open the View WiFi Clients window to view more details about the clients connected to that radio. See Connected clients.

OS Version

The OS version on the FortiAP.

AP Profile

The AP Profile assigned to the device, if any.

Comments

User entered comments.

Country

The Country code that the FortiAP is using.

Join Time

The date and time that the FortiAP joined.

LLDP

The Link Layer Discovery Protocol

Operating TX Power

The transmit power of the wireless radios.

Serials #

The serial number of the device

WTP Mode

The Wireless Transaction Protocol (WTP) mode, or 0 if none.

To add a FortiAP:
  1. Click Create New on the content pane toolbar. The Add FortiAP dialog box opens.

  2. Enter the following information, then click OK to add the device:

    FortiGate

    Select the FortiGate that the AP will be added to from the dropdown list. If you have already selected a FortiGate in the tree menu, this field will contain that FortiGate.

    Serials Number

    Enter the device's serial number.

    Name

    Enter a name for the device.

    AP Profile

    Select an AP profile to apply to the device from the dropdown list. See AP profiles.

To edit FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be edited.
  2. Locate the FortiAP device in the list in the content pane, or refine the list by selecting an option from the quick status bar.
  3. Either select the FortiAP and click Edit from the toolbar, double-click on the FortiAP, or right-click on the FortiAP and select Edit. The Config FortiAP window opens.

  4. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes:

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the AP.

    Comments

    Comments about the AP, such as its location or function.

    Managed AP Status

    Various information about the AP.

     

    Status

    The status of the AP, such as Connected, or Idle.

    Click Retart to restart the AP.

     

    Connected Via

    The method by which the device is connected to the controller.

     

    Base MAC Address

    The MAC address of the device.

     

    Join Time

    The time that the AP joined.

     

    Clients

    The number of clients currently connected to the AP.

     

    State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized, or Discovered.

     

    Current

    The AP's current firmware version. Select Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available. See Firmware Management

     

    FortiAP Profile

    Select a profile from the dropdown list (see AP profiles)

     

    Bonjour Profile

    Select a profile from the dropdown list (see Bonjour profiles)

    Override Radio

    Override the selected profiles settings.

     

    Band

    If applicable, select the wireless band, and select the wireless protocol from the dropdown list. The available options depend on the selected platform.

    In two radio devices, both radios cannot use the same band.

     

    Channels

    Select the channel or channels to include, or let them be automatically assigned. The available channels depend on the selected platform and band.

     

    TX Power Control

    Enable/disable automatic adjustment of transmit power.

    • Auto: Enter the TX power low and high values, in dBm.
    • Manual: Enter the TX power in the form of the percentage of the total available power.

     

    SSIDs

    Manually choose the SSIDs that APs using this profile will carry, or let them be selected automatically.

    Override AP Login Password

    Enable/disable overriding the login password:

    • Set: Set the AP login password.
    • Leave Unchanged: Leave the password unchanged.
    • Set Empty: Remove the password.

    Advanced Options

    Configure advanced options. For information, see the FortiOS CLI Reference: https://help.fortinet.com/cli/fos60hlp/60/index.htm.

To delete FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be deleted.
  2. Locate the FortiAP device in the list in the content pane, or refine the list by selecting an option from the quick status bar.
  3. Either select the FortiAP and click Delete from the toolbar, or right-click on the FortiAP and select Delete.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box to delete the AP.

A FortiAP device cannot be deleted if it is currently being used. For example, if a firewall profile has been assigned to it.

To upgrade multiple FortiAP devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the group or FortiGate that contains the FortiAP device to be upgraded.
  2. Select two or more FortiAP devices of the same model in the list in the content pane.
  3. Right-click on the selected FortiAP devices and select Upgrade.

    The Upgrade Firmware dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select the firmware version for upgrade, and click Upgrade Now.

Before upgrading FortiAP, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiAP and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.