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Administration Guide

Replacing APs

FortiAP devices can be replaced from the AP Manager > Device & Groups pane.

To replace a FortiAP device:
  1. Go to AP Manager > Managed FortiAPs.
  2. Select a managed FortiGate.
  3. Right-click on a FortiAP device in the table and click Deauthorize.
  4. When the device's status is Unauthorized, right-click on the same FortiAP device and click Replace.

  5. Enter the new FortiAP serial number, and click OK.

    After the FortiAP has been replaced successfully, refresh the page and the new FortiAP is displayed.
  6. Authorize the FortiAP device, then connect the FortiAP to the FortiGate.
  7. Power on the FortiAP device. After a few minutes, the FortiAP is displayed as Online.

    You can view the replacement serial number in the Replacement Serial Number column in the Managed FortiSwitches table.

FortiAP devices can be replaced from the AP Manager > Device & Groups pane.

To replace a FortiAP device:
  1. Go to AP Manager > Managed FortiAPs.
  2. Select a managed FortiGate.
  3. Right-click on a FortiAP device in the table and click Deauthorize.
  4. When the device's status is Unauthorized, right-click on the same FortiAP device and click Replace.

  5. Enter the new FortiAP serial number, and click OK.

    After the FortiAP has been replaced successfully, refresh the page and the new FortiAP is displayed.
  6. Authorize the FortiAP device, then connect the FortiAP to the FortiGate.
  7. Power on the FortiAP device. After a few minutes, the FortiAP is displayed as Online.

    You can view the replacement serial number in the Replacement Serial Number column in the Managed FortiSwitches table.