To set up the FortiAP unit as a WiFi client, you must use the CLI. Before you do this, be sure to remove any AP WiFi configurations such as SSIDs, DHCP servers, policies, and so on.
To configure wireless client mode
- Change the WiFi mode to client.
In the CLI, enter the following commands:
config system global
set wireless-mode client
Respond “y” when asked if you want to continue. The FortiWiFi unit will reboot.
- Configure the WiFi interface settings.
For example, to configure the client for WPA-Personal authentication on the our_wifi SSID with passphrase justforus, enter the following in the CLI:
config system interface
set mode dhcp
set wifi-ssid our_wifi
set wifi-security wpa-personal
set wifi-passphrase "justforus"
The WiFi interface client_wifi will receive an IP address using DHCP.
- Configure a wifi to port1 policy.
You can use either CLI or web-based manager to do this. The important settings are:
|Incoming Interface (srcintf)||wifi|
|Source Address (srcaddr)||all|
|Outgoing Interface (dstintf)||port1|
|Destination Address (dstaddr)||all|