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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.

Note

LTE modems built into FortiGate 3G4G models will appear as managed devices in the tree menu. For example, FortiGate-xxx-3G4G.

To view the modem's RSSI score and connection details, select the device and click View Details.

The following information is displayed:

Extender Name

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

Serial Number

The serial number of the FortiExtender.

Model

The FortiExtender model.

FortiExtender Template

The FortiExtender template name.

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.

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 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.

Note

LTE modems built into FortiGate 3G4G models will appear as managed devices in the tree menu. For example, FortiGate-xxx-3G4G.

To view the modem's RSSI score and connection details, select the device and click View Details.

The following information is displayed:

Extender Name

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

Serial Number

The serial number of the FortiExtender.

Model

The FortiExtender model.

FortiExtender Template

The FortiExtender template name.

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.

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 install the configurations on a device, click Install Wizard.