FortiAP
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.
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Description
The FortiAP-based wireless network can be managed with FortiCloud even if the  FortiAP has no FortiCloud key.
For this example, youit is necessary  to have already pre-configured the FortiAP with the FortiCloud account credentials.

For more information on how to do this, or if the  FortiAP has a FortiCloud key (on the serial number label), see the FortiCloud-managed FortiAP WiFi configuration.
Register for a free FortiCloud account at www.forticloud.com is possible.

To create the WiFi network without a FortiCloud key:
- Configure the FortiAP.
- Add the FortiAP to the FortiCloud account.
- Configure the FortiAP.

This articles discusses about FortiCloud-managed FortiAP WiFi without a key.


Solution
Configuring the FortiAP unit.

Connect and configure the FortiAP unit through the GUI of the FortiGate.

To configure the FortiAP from GUI.

1) Connect your computer to the FortiAP Ethernet port. The FortiAP’s default IP address is 192.168.1.2. The computer should have an address on the same subnet, 192.168.1.3 for example.
2) Using a browser, log in to the FortiAP as admin. Leave the password field empty.
3) In WTP-Configuration, select FortiCloud and enter your FortiCloud credentials. Select 'Apply'.The FortiAP is now ready to connect to FortiCloud via the Internet.Adding the FortiAP unit to the FortiCloud account.

The FortiAP has to be added to the FortiCloud account that has a WiFi network already configured for it.
For an example of creating a WiFi network on FortiCloud, see FortiCloud-managed FortiAP WiFi.

To add the FortiAP to FortiCloud.

1) Connect the FortiAP Ethernet cable to a network that connects to the Internet.Restore the computer to its normal network configuration and log on to FortiCloud.
2) From the Home screen, go to Inventory > AP Inventory. the  FortiAP should be listed.
3) Then go back to the Home screen, select the FortiAP network, and go to Deploy APs.
4) Select the  listed FortiAP and select Next.
5) Make sure the platform profile is selected from the dropdown menu, and select Next.
6) In Preview, select 'Deploy'.

The unit will now appear listed under Access Points.
It will now be possible to connect to the wireless network and browse the Internet.
On the FortiCloud website, go to Monitor -> Report where monitoring information are visible such as Traffic by Period, Client Count by Period, and more.


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