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Wireless Manager (FortiWLM) 8.6.1 Administration Guide

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RF Planner

RF Planner facilitates in the planning of addition of new APs and areas with obstacles like walls, columns, and so on, to the Floor plan. To access RF planner, click on the RF Planner link beside the floor name in the left tree menu, or go to the Floor Map screen and click the RF Planner button. The RF Planner for that floor opens up in a new modal window.

RF Planner may be interacted with in the following two modes:

  • Edit mode: It is the default mode. It allows you to add, edit, and delete APs, Walls, Columns, and so on, on the floor map.
  • View mode: It displays the Data Rate, Channel, and Signal Strength of APs on the floor map for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz spectrum.
Adding APs on the floor map

To add an AP on the floor plan:

  1. Select an AP from the Add APs section at the upper-left of the RF Planner. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click on the floor map. The selected AP is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added AP to change its position on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Deleting APs from the floor map

To delete an APs from the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to an AP on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the AP. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Delete from the menu. The AP is deleted.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Editing APs on the floor map

To edit an APs on the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to an AP on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the AP. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Edit from the menu. The Access Point Configuration dialog is displayed.
  4. Select the required AP from the Device drop-down list. You may have one or more Radios having different frequencies associated with the selected AP.
  5. Choose the required transmission power by sliding the Transmit Power dBm slider.
  6. Select an appropriate channel for the AP from the Channel drop-down list.
  7. Select the required orientation from the Orientation drop-down list. The graphic below is updated based on the selected option.
  8. Set the inclination of the AP in degrees by changing the Direction setting.
  9. Click Save. The AP is configured.
  10. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Adding walls on the floor map

To add a wall on the floor plan:

  1. Click the The Add Wall button. button from the toolbar at the left of the RF Planner window. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click once and drag in the direction you want to add the wall on the floor map, and click again to stop drawing. A wall is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added wall to change its position on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Deleting walls from the floor map

To delete a wall from the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to a wall on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the wall. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Delete from the menu. The wall is deleted.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Editing walls on the floor map

To edit a wall on the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to a wall on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the wall. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Edit from the menu. The Wall Configuration dialog is displayed.
  4. Select the required wall material from the Material drop-down list. You may select the material for the wall, window, or door.
  5. Click Save. The wall is configured.
  6. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Adding columns on the floor map

To add a column of walls on the floor plan:

  1. Click the The Add Column button. button from the toolbar at the left of the RF Planner window. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click once and drag across on the floor map, and click again to stop drawing. A column of four walls is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added walls to change their position individually on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.

To edit or delete a column, each of the four walls of a column must be edited or deleted separately.

RF Planner

RF Planner facilitates in the planning of addition of new APs and areas with obstacles like walls, columns, and so on, to the Floor plan. To access RF planner, click on the RF Planner link beside the floor name in the left tree menu, or go to the Floor Map screen and click the RF Planner button. The RF Planner for that floor opens up in a new modal window.

RF Planner may be interacted with in the following two modes:

  • Edit mode: It is the default mode. It allows you to add, edit, and delete APs, Walls, Columns, and so on, on the floor map.
  • View mode: It displays the Data Rate, Channel, and Signal Strength of APs on the floor map for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz spectrum.
Adding APs on the floor map

To add an AP on the floor plan:

  1. Select an AP from the Add APs section at the upper-left of the RF Planner. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click on the floor map. The selected AP is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added AP to change its position on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Deleting APs from the floor map

To delete an APs from the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to an AP on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the AP. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Delete from the menu. The AP is deleted.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Editing APs on the floor map

To edit an APs on the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to an AP on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the AP. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Edit from the menu. The Access Point Configuration dialog is displayed.
  4. Select the required AP from the Device drop-down list. You may have one or more Radios having different frequencies associated with the selected AP.
  5. Choose the required transmission power by sliding the Transmit Power dBm slider.
  6. Select an appropriate channel for the AP from the Channel drop-down list.
  7. Select the required orientation from the Orientation drop-down list. The graphic below is updated based on the selected option.
  8. Set the inclination of the AP in degrees by changing the Direction setting.
  9. Click Save. The AP is configured.
  10. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Adding walls on the floor map

To add a wall on the floor plan:

  1. Click the The Add Wall button. button from the toolbar at the left of the RF Planner window. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click once and drag in the direction you want to add the wall on the floor map, and click again to stop drawing. A wall is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added wall to change its position on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Deleting walls from the floor map

To delete a wall from the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to a wall on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the wall. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Delete from the menu. The wall is deleted.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Editing walls on the floor map

To edit a wall on the floor plan:

  1. Move and point the cursor to a wall on the floor map.
  2. Right-click on the wall. A right-click menu with options to choose from appears.
  3. Select Edit from the menu. The Wall Configuration dialog is displayed.
  4. Select the required wall material from the Material drop-down list. You may select the material for the wall, window, or door.
  5. Click Save. The wall is configured.
  6. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.
Adding columns on the floor map

To add a column of walls on the floor plan:

  1. Click the The Add Column button. button from the toolbar at the left of the RF Planner window. The cursor changes to a crosshair, as you move the cursor onto the floor map.
  2. Click once and drag across on the floor map, and click again to stop drawing. A column of four walls is added on the floor map.
  3. Click and drag the added walls to change their position individually on the floor map.
  4. Click Save at the upper-right of the RF Planner window to save the configuration.

To edit or delete a column, each of the four walls of a column must be edited or deleted separately.