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AP832i Setup

  • 1.  AP832i Setup

     
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hey All,
    Just purchased 3x AP832i online had having some issues getting them to talk to the Fortigate VM that I set up to test it all.
    Idealy I would prefer to set them up in a standalone mode, but I don't think that is possible. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    If anyone would be able to point me into the right direction in how to get these setup that would be greatly appreciated.
    Jack

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  • 2.  RE: AP832i Setup

     
    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by John Battam 12 days ago
    Hi Jack,

    The AP832i is an ex-Meru AP. It is not a Universal AP hence cannot be managed by FortiCloud or FortiGate. It can only be used with a Fortinet Wireless LAN Controller.
    If you need a Fortinet Wireless Controller VM (FWC-VM) please let me know and i can share the latest image for VMWare/Hyper-V or KVM. Alternatively you can download these via our customer support portal if you have access.

    They don't really have a stand-alone mode. But you can configure site-survey mode from the AP CLI which enables a single bridged ESS on 2.4GHz and 5GHz + DHCP (the AP's will need to be on a current firmware version for this feature). Once it has booted into site survey mode you can set the SSID on the 2.4GHz/5GHz radio, channel, power levels and enable/disable DHCP. That's about it. It's not really design for client access but would work if you want basic access and couldn't deploy a controller for the APs.

    Kind Regards,

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    John Battam
    CSE - Wireless APAC
    Fortinet
    Sydney NSW
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