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Managing APs

FortiAP devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar. To view the managed FortiGates go to AP Manager > Devices & Groups > Managed FortiGates (#).

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

Create New

Add an AP or an AP group.

The APs must be the same model to be grouped. See FortiAP groups.

Edit

Edit the selected AP.

Delete

Delete the selected AP.

Refresh

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

Register

Register the selected FortiAP device to your FortiCloud account.

Assign Profile

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

More

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.

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.

Diagnostics and Tools

View the device Summary, Performance, Clients, Interfering SSIDs, and Spectrum Analysis.

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

View the spectrum analysis for managed APs. See Spectrum analysis for managed APs.

Export to Excel/CSV

Export the selected device details to an Excel or CSV file.

See Importing and exporting FortiAP devices.

Import from CSV

Import FortiAPs from an uploaded CSV file.

See Importing and exporting FortiAP devices.

View Rogue APs

View the Rogue APs. See Rogue APs.

View Health Monitor

View the AP status, clients counts, and wireless interference. See Health Monitor.

Replace

Replace a FortiAP device. Selecting this option allows you to enter a new FortiAP Serial Number for the selected device. See Replacing APs.

LED Blink

Start LED blink on the selected FortiAP for the specified period of time.

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

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.

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.

Search

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

Column Settings

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

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.

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.

Temperature

Device temperature information.

OS Version

The OS version on the FortiAP.

AP Profile

The AP Profile assigned to the device, if any.

Connected Via

The IP address of the AP.

Model

Channel Utlization

Comments

User entered comments.

Country/Region

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.

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FortiAP devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar. To view the managed FortiGates go to AP Manager > Devices & Groups > Managed FortiGates (#).

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

Create New

Add an AP or an AP group.

The APs must be the same model to be grouped. See FortiAP groups.

Edit

Edit the selected AP.

Delete

Delete the selected AP.

Refresh

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

Register

Register the selected FortiAP device to your FortiCloud account.

Assign Profile

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

More

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.

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.

Diagnostics and Tools

View the device Summary, Performance, Clients, Interfering SSIDs, and Spectrum Analysis.

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

View the spectrum analysis for managed APs. See Spectrum analysis for managed APs.

Export to Excel/CSV

Export the selected device details to an Excel or CSV file.

See Importing and exporting FortiAP devices.

Import from CSV

Import FortiAPs from an uploaded CSV file.

See Importing and exporting FortiAP devices.

View Rogue APs

View the Rogue APs. See Rogue APs.

View Health Monitor

View the AP status, clients counts, and wireless interference. See Health Monitor.

Replace

Replace a FortiAP device. Selecting this option allows you to enter a new FortiAP Serial Number for the selected device. See Replacing APs.

LED Blink

Start LED blink on the selected FortiAP for the specified period of time.

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

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.

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.

Search

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

Column Settings

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

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.

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.

Temperature

Device temperature information.

OS Version

The OS version on the FortiAP.

AP Profile

The AP Profile assigned to the device, if any.

Connected Via

The IP address of the AP.

Model

Channel Utlization

Comments

User entered comments.

Country/Region

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.

This topic includes the following information: