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Geographic location

Ensure that the FortiGate wireless controller is configured for your geographic location. This ensures that the available radio channels and radio power are in compliance with the regulations in your region.

The maximum allowed transmitter power and permitted radio channels for Wi-Fi 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.

The location setting can only be changed from CLI. To change the country to France, for example, enter the following:

config wireless-controller setting

set country FR



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

Using an incorrect geographic location is a common error that can lead to unpredicable results on the client side.