FortiAP devices are thin wireless access points (AP) supporting the latest Wi-Fi technologies (multi-user MIMO 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2, 4x4), as well as 802.11n, 802.11AX , and the demand for plug and play deployment.
This article describes the minimum requirement to bring up FortiAP-221E(FortiAccessPoint-221E)
Solution FortiAccessPoint-221E was introduced in August-14-2017 and it comes up with firmware 5.4.4-build-x.
It requires FortiOS – 5.6.1 and later firmware (FortiGate should be upgraded to 5.6.1 or later firmware) for a FortiAccessPoint-221E to show up in Managed FortiAccessPoint list of FortiGate.
If FortiGate firmware is lower than 5.6.1 and FortiAccessPoint221E is connected to FortiGate, then FortiAccessPoint gets an IP address and shows up in DHCP Monitor but the AP will not be added in “Managed FortiAccessPoint” list as it is not a supported AP.
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