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Configuring the built-in access point on a FortiWiFi unit

Both FortiGate and FortiWiFi units have the WiFi controller feature. If you configure a WiFi network on a FortiWiFi unit, you can also use the built-in wireless capabilities in your WiFi network as one of the access points.

If Virtual Domains are enabled, you must select the VDOM to which the built-in access point belongs. You do this in the CLI. For example:

config wireless-controller global

set local-radio-vdom vdom1


To configure the FortiWiFi unit’s built-in WiFi access point
  1. Go to WiFi Controller > Managed Access Points > Local WiFi Radio.
  2. Make sure that Enable WiFi Radio is selected.
  3. In SSID, if you do not want this AP to carry all SSIDs, select Select SSIDs and then select the required SSIDs.
  4. Optionally, adjust the TX Power slider.
    If you have selected your location correctly (see Configuring the built-in access point on a FortiWiFi unit), the 100% setting corresponds to the maximum power allowed in your region.
  5. If you do not want the built-in WiFi radio to be used for rogue scanning, select Do not participate in Rogue AP scanning.
  6. Select OK.

If you want to connect external APs, such as FortiAP units, see the next chapter, Access point deployment.