Created on 04-08-2020 03:08 AM Edited on 05-26-2023 10:16 AM By Kush_Patel
It is possible in FortiWifi to make internal zone a part of software switch as described in related links below.
However, on ForitGate it is not possible.
This scenario is basically ideal when one wants assign DHCP leases to wireless clients via DHCP server that is located in LAN.
In order to make internal interface part of software switch, it is important to get rid of any IP address assigned to it and also any references to this interface has to be removed.
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# config wireless-controller vap
set vdom "root"
set ssid " wireless_network"
set security wpa-personal
set passphrase "Fortinet1234"
# config wireless-controller wtp
set admin enable
set vaps "wifi_int"
It is not required to assign an IP address or configure DHCP server under wireless interface.
As it will be a part of software switch, an interface with an IP address sill not get added.
Also, the DHCP lease are going to take place via DHCP server in LAN so it’s not required to configure dhcp.
# config system interfaceConnect the wireless client to ssid ‘wireless_network’ using passphrase ‘Fortinet1234’.
set ip 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0
set type switch
set member "wifi_int" "internal"
# diag sniffer packet any ‘port 67 or port 68’ 4 0 aRelated link:
# diag debug application dhcpc -1
# diag debug enable
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