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Access point deployment

This chapter describes how to configure access points for your wireless network.


FortiAP units discover WiFi controllers. The administrator of the WiFi controller authorizes the FortiAP units that the controller will manage.

In most cases, FortiAP units can find WiFi controllers through the wired Ethernet without any special configuration. Review the following section, Access point deployment, to make sure that your method of connecting the FortiAP unit to the WiFi controller is valid. Then, you are ready to follow the procedures in Access point deployment.

If your FortiAP units are unable to find the WiFi controller, refer to Access point deployment for detailed information about the FortiAP unit’s controller discovery methods and how you can configure them.