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Configuring a WiFi LAN

When working with a FortiGate WiFi controller, you can configure your wireless network before you install any access points. If you are working with a standalone FortiWiFi unit, the access point hardware is already present but the configuration is quite similar. Both are covered in this section.

On FortiGate model 30D, web-based manager configuration of the WiFi controller is disabled by default. To enable it, enter the following CLI commands:

config system global
  set gui-wireless-controller enable

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