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Setting your geographic location

The maximum allowed transmitter power and permitted radio channels for WiFi networks depend on the region in which the network is located. By default, the WiFi controller is configured for the United States. If you are located in any other region, you need to set your location before you begin configuring wireless networks.

To change the location setting - CLI

To change the country to France, for example, enter

config wireless-controller setting

set country FR

end

To see the list of country codes, enter a question mark (‘?’) instead of a country code.

note icon Before changing the country setting, you must remove all FortiAP Profiles. To do this, go to WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiAP Profiles.

View all Country & Regcodes/Regulatory Domains

The following CLI command can be entered to view a list of the Country & Regcodes/Regulatory Domains supported by Fortinet:

cw_diag -c all-countries

 

Below is a table showing a sample of the list displayed by entering this command:

Country-code Region-code Domain ISO-name Name
0 A FCC3 & FCCA NA NO_COUNTRY_SET
8 W NULL1 & WORLD AL ALBANIA
12 W NULL1 & WORLD DZ ALGERIA
16 A FCC3 & FCCA AS AMERICAN SAMOA
... ... ... ... ...

FortiGate compatibility with FortiAP-C series

note icon This feature is only available when the command's country setting is set to either CN (China) or SG (Singapore); all other countries are unsupported.

A command, fapc-compatibility under config wireless-controller setting, can be used to enable or disable FortiAP-C series management by the FortiGate. Default FortiAP-C wtp-profiles will be added once the command is enabled. This command is disabled by default.

CLI Syntax

config wireless-controller setting

set country {CN | SG}

set fapc-compatibility {enable | disable}

end

note icon Note that disabling fapc-compatibility will remove all the FAP-C series wtp-groups, wtps, and wtp-profiles.

FortiAP-C series models will become available as supported platform types under config wireless-controller wtp-profile, but only when country in wireless-controller setting and ap-country in wtp-profile are both set to the same supported country (either China or Singapore).

The following FortiAP-C models are supported platform models for this command: C220C, C225C, C221E, C226E, C23JD, C24JE, and C21D.

CLI Syntax

config wireless-controller wtp-profile

edit <example>

config platform

set type <model>

end

end