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Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access Overview

Some wireless deployments require high mobility with high performance and the Fortinet Wireless Controller can provide enterprise-class secure Wi-Fi to deliver this in large and high-density environments. Dedicated WLAN controllers deliver seamless mobility, quick deployment, and easy capacity expansion with radio frequency virtualization for large numbers of Access Points. For assistance choosing an AP, our AP Product selector can be found here.

 

Dedicated WLAN Controller News

9/25/18: Fortinet presents at Mobility Field Day 3. See video here

5/11/18: Fortinet releases FortiWLM 8.4.  See release notes here

5/3/2018: Fortinet releases FortiWLC 8.4.  See release notes here

 

 

Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access Product Details

The FortiWLC and FortiWLM platforms deliver seamless mobility and superior reliability with optimized client distribution and channel utilization. Both single- and multi-channel deployment options are supported, maximizing efficiency to make the most of available wireless spectrum.

 

   

Features and Benefits

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Superior density, scalability, and mobility

Handle even the most complex RF environments.
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Protection for sensitive data and help to meet compliance

Built in compliance reporting and management removes the guesswork.
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Single Channel or Multi-Channel deployment for management of your RF challenges

Deploy the network that will work best for your environment.
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Simplified deployment and capacity expansion

No licenses to manage, just plug and go.
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Scalability from 1 to 10,000 APs

A range of platforms for any sized deployment.
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Wireless device locationing tools included with no additional licenses

Wireless device locationing tools included with no additional licenses.

Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access Models and Specifications


FortiAPs are available in a variety of models to address specific use cases and price points. Configuration and control of the wireless network is done with Fortinet’s FortiWLC dedicated Wireless Controller.  Additional wireless management and RF tools are available within the FortiWLM Wireless Management console.

For assistance choosing an AP, visit our Product Compare Tool.

Large campuses, distributed enterprises, and small businesses all have diverse WLAN architecture needs. That's why Fortinet provides a full suite of WLAN Access Points as part of our dedicated controller solution designed to address the unique requirements of every organization.

Specific information by product line can be found by selecting each category.

 

Universal APs

FortiAP Universal access points are managed centrally by the FortiWLC dedicated Wireless LAN Controller platform, the FortiAP Cloud provisioning and management portal, or by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate security appliance. 

Model RF Technology Description
FAP-U431F 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Indoor wireless AP:  Tri radio, Internal antenna, 1 x 2.5 GE & 1 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U433F 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Indoor wireless AP:  Tri radio, External antenna, 1 x 2.5 GE & 1 x GE RJ45 ports;
FAP-U231F 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Indoor wireless AP: Tri radio, Internal antenna, 2 X GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U421EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U423EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U422EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U321EV 3x3 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U323EV 3x3 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U221EV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-U223EV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-U24JEV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wallplate AP: Single / Dual radio, Internal antenna, 6 x GE RJ45 ports
Access Point Accessories

Antennas and power supplies for use with FortiAP and Fortinet Controller Access Points.

Model Description
FAN-612R Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-612N Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-614R Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-664R Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
ANT-O6ABGN-0606-O Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna
ANT-O6ABGN-0607-PT Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
ANT-A08O-NM-2 Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna
ANT-BG080-NM Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna

 

Model Description
GPI-115 GE 802.3af power supply
GPI-130 GE 802.3at power supply

The Dedicated Wireless LAN Controller offering from Fortinet is made up of both physical and virtual appliances for control (FortiWLC) and Management (FortiWLM).
 
FortiWLC

The FortiWLC controller series optimizes traffic across our controller-based wireless access points and client devices to support high density, high performance and predictability.  It is available in both physical and virtual form factors and requires no additional licenses to use.

Appliances

Model Number of Managed APs Interfaces
FWC-1000D

1000

4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports

FWC-3000D 3000 8 x 10 GE SFP+ ports

Virtual Instances

Model Number of Managed APs
FWC-VM-50 50
FWC-VM-200 200
FWC-VM-500 500
FWC-VM-1000
1000
FWC-VM-3000
3000

 

FortiWLM

The FortiWLM series offers full management of controllers and access points along with an extensive set of troubleshooting and reporting tools.  It is available in both physical and virtual form factors.  All platforms include 50 licensed APs, expansion to manage greater than 50 APs requires the purchase of FortiWLM licenses.

Appliances

Model Max Number of Managed APs Interfaces
FWM-100D 1000 4 x GE RJ45 ports
FWM-1000D 15000 4 x GE RJ45 ports, 4 x GE SFP ports

Virtual Instances

Model Max Number of Managed APs

FWM-VM

15000

Licenses

Model Additional APs Licensed
FWM-NM-50-A 50
FWM-NM-250-A 250
FWM-NM-2500-A 2500

 

FortiPresence

Presence analytics with captive portal integration is available via our FortiPresence product line.  FortiPresence is available either as a hosted cloud subscription service (which includes a free tier, Login available here.)  Or as a dual VM environment for private installation.

FC-10-FPCLD-169-02-DD
includes advanced features and 1 year rolling Data Retention per AP License
FortiPresence-VM
LIC-FPA-VM
Single AP FortiPresence VM License
LIC-FPA-AP
50 AP FortiPresence VM License
LIC-FPA-AP-50
250 AP FortiPresence VM License
LIC-FPA-AP-250
500 AP FortiPresence VM License
LIC-FPA-AP-500
1000 AP FortiPresence VM License
LIC-FPA-AP-1000
Identity and Access Management

FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

Total Users
500
說明
4x GE RJ45 ports, 1x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
2,000
說明
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
10,000
說明
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB HDD
Total Users
20,000
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4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive
Total Users
40,000
說明
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive

Virtual Instances:

使用者
100
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Base FortiAuthenticator-VM with 100 user license
使用者
+100
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License to add 100 users to base VM
使用者
+1000
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License to add 1000 users to base VM
使用者
+10000
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License to add 10000 users to base VM
使用者
+100000
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License to add 100000 users to base VM
FortiPlanner
Simplify WLAN planning and deployment with FortiPlanner, Fortinet’s graphical Wireless LAN planning and post-deployment site survey tool. FortiPlanner uses signal propagation ray-tracing algorithms to generate accurate predictive plans. After deployment, verify your installation with a real-time coverage heat map generate from collected survey data.
 
FortiPlanner
Free Deployment and Planning Utility (up to 10 APs)
FC-10-FNDN1-652-02-12
FNDN Deploy Toolkit – includes FortiPlanner (unlimited APs)
FC-10-FNDN2-139-02-12
FNDN Site Toolkit – includes up to 15 users of FortiPlanner (unlimited APs)

Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access Demo

FortiWLM provides centralized configuration and management of wireless networks. It includes Network Manager, Spectrum Manager, Service assurance Manager, and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS). In this demo, see how the ability to provision, test, troubleshoot, and optimize wireless networks helps reduce IT overhead and cost without compromising overall quality of service.

Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access FAQs

Below are answers to common questions regarding FortiGate Integrated Secure Wireless Access and related services:    

What license do I need to buy to enable my FortiWLC to adopt my access point?

There are no additional licenses that need to be purchased to enable or adopt an access point to a FortiWLC.

How many APs can my FortiWLM manage?

Please refer to the FortiWLM datasheet for your specific model for information on maximum AP capacity.

How many APs will I need for my building?

AP density will vary depending on the number of users and what applications need to be supported.  Fortinet offers planning software: FortiPlanner to aid in determining the proper number and placement of APs.