FortiWifi with radio controlled by another Fortigate

***This is no longer supported in v5 firmware***

Setting up a FortiWifi unit so it will be controlled by another Fortigate controller.

First change the wireless mode:

config system global
set wireless-mode wtp

If the FortiWifi unit is on the same subnet as the controller then you’re pretty much set as the default AC discovery is broadcast. If it’s on a remote subnet then we’ll need to tell it where the controller is. In the below example I’m using static but DHCP or multicast can also be selected.

config wireless-controller global
set ac-discovery-type static
config ac-list
edit 1 
set ip4v-address

The FortiWifi unit will now seek to have it’s internal radio controlled by the Fortigate.

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