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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Managed extenders

Use the Managed Extenders pane to configure modems, associate data plans with a device, and authorize devices.

To view managed FortiExtender devices, go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.

The following information is displayed:

Device Name

The name of the FortiGate device that is managing the FortiExtender.

Serial Number

The serial number of the FortiExtender.

Model

The FortiExtender model.

Management Status

The FortiExtender management status, either Authorized or Deauthorized.

RSSI

The Received Signal Strength Indicator status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

RSRP

The Reference Signal Received Power status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

RSRQ

The Reference Signal Received Quality status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

SINR

The Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

Status

The FortiExtender status, either Up or Down.

Network

The FortiExtender network status and carrier name.

Data Usage

The current data usage.

Last Month Usage

The data usage for the last month.

Version

The FortiExtender firmware version.

IP

The FortiExtender IP address.

The right-click menu and toolbar options include:

Refresh

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Refresh in the menu to refresh the information displayed.

Edit

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Edit in the menu to edit the FortiExtender modem settings, PPP authentication, general, GSM/LTE, and CDMA settings.

View Details

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select View Details in the menu to view the system status, modem status, and data usage.

Upgrade

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Upgrade in the menu to upgrade the FortiExtender firmware.

Authorize

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Authorize in the menu to authorize the unit for management.

Deauthorize

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Deauthorize in the menu to deauthorize the unit for management.

Restart

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Restart in the menu to restart the unit.

Export to Excel

Click to export the configuration as an Excel file.

Export to CSV

Click to export the configuration as a CSV file.

To configure a FortiExtender:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. Select a FortiExtender and click Edit in the toolbar, or right-click the FortiExtender device, and select Edit. The Edit FortiExtender page opens.
  3. Configure the Modem settings.
    1. From the Normalized Interface dropdown, select an interface, or click the Plus (+) sign to create a new one.
    2. From the SIM Profile list, select a profile, or click the Plus (+) sign to create a new one.
  4. From the Associated Data Plans field, add or remove plans.
  5. Click OK.

To install the configurations on a device, click Install Wizard.

Managed extenders

Use the Managed Extenders pane to configure modems, associate data plans with a device, and authorize devices.

To view managed FortiExtender devices, go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.

The following information is displayed:

Device Name

The name of the FortiGate device that is managing the FortiExtender.

Serial Number

The serial number of the FortiExtender.

Model

The FortiExtender model.

Management Status

The FortiExtender management status, either Authorized or Deauthorized.

RSSI

The Received Signal Strength Indicator status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

RSRP

The Reference Signal Received Power status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

RSRQ

The Reference Signal Received Quality status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

SINR

The Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio status, either Excellent, Good, or Poor.

Status

The FortiExtender status, either Up or Down.

Network

The FortiExtender network status and carrier name.

Data Usage

The current data usage.

Last Month Usage

The data usage for the last month.

Version

The FortiExtender firmware version.

IP

The FortiExtender IP address.

The right-click menu and toolbar options include:

Refresh

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Refresh in the menu to refresh the information displayed.

Edit

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Edit in the menu to edit the FortiExtender modem settings, PPP authentication, general, GSM/LTE, and CDMA settings.

View Details

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select View Details in the menu to view the system status, modem status, and data usage.

Upgrade

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Upgrade in the menu to upgrade the FortiExtender firmware.

Authorize

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Authorize in the menu to authorize the unit for management.

Deauthorize

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Deauthorize in the menu to deauthorize the unit for management.

Restart

Select a FortiExtender in the list, right-click, and select Restart in the menu to restart the unit.

Export to Excel

Click to export the configuration as an Excel file.

Export to CSV

Click to export the configuration as a CSV file.

To configure a FortiExtender:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. Select a FortiExtender and click Edit in the toolbar, or right-click the FortiExtender device, and select Edit. The Edit FortiExtender page opens.
  3. Configure the Modem settings.
    1. From the Normalized Interface dropdown, select an interface, or click the Plus (+) sign to create a new one.
    2. From the SIM Profile list, select a profile, or click the Plus (+) sign to create a new one.
  4. From the Associated Data Plans field, add or remove plans.
  5. Click OK.

To install the configurations on a device, click Install Wizard.