FWF-50E Hard Lock if you use the WiFi!! They know it and still shipped it!
Ok.. I found out why all 3 FWF-50E they have sent me hard lock and why some of you have no issue with FG-50e. It's because the WiFi in the unit. If you had the WiFi unit and used the WiFi your unit would hard lock also. Why? Because it's a known defect with the power management on the WiFi and affects ALL FWF-50E's and they think FWF-30E's....
THEY KNEW about it and still sold the device!!! Then spent a month of my time collecting logs and goofing around only to tell me.. oh it's a known issue and they think it'll be fixed in 5.4.1 sometime next month or two!!
ARE YOU FREEKING KIDDING ME! Do you truly expect me to believe QA just missed the fact that the WiFi edition of this device HARD LOCKS if infarct you actually use said WiFi?! How do you miss that!! HOW!
Or... they knew it and said screw it ship it and we'll fix it later!
Then I spent a month goofing around with support only to have level 3 tell me it's a known issue! He also wanted to collect more logs that nigh as if they didn't waste enough of my time.
What's truly amazing is I only discovered this because I took the unit home for training and found it crashed every night. Hard lock up, not even serial cable access. So I would rip apart my home network every nigh after work to make it crash and get them logs or something. They also RMA'd the unit 2 times.
I was supposed to take this unit and install it in Gary Indianan, which is 5 hours 1 way! Can you imagine the fun I would have had with this thing crashing remotely and taking down the office like this?! How much more fun that month of troubleshooting would have been taking production down instead of my kids watching Youtube at home!
Sorry for the RANT and grammar/spelling mistakes.. but I'm so mad I just wanted to vent somewhere and warn any other users so they don't spend all this time goofing around with support like I did on a known broken product.
300E x3, 200D, 140D, 94D, 90D x2, 80D, 40C, handful of 60E's.. starting to loose track.
So if it's a known issues, what's the bug reference number?
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Also how do you think they will "not ship" a unit? they have these in the delivery pipeline so it isn't like FTNT have a recall button or self-destruct sequence.
Also you have to be very brave to put 1> a brand new model into a production environment & 2> on the 1st and only revision but I'm glad it was you and not me ;) Stick with a prove hardware that has a reputation is never a bad thing.
FWIW; My FWF50E has been delayed in shipping and I'm guess that 's a good thing. I might just cancel the order the more and more I think about it.
I do feel your pain & agreed in that Quality is really dropping in FTNT lineups & it's not just the fortigate.
Just to add a different view, got the 51e running and an amazed by the little thing. 60Mbs internet link providing wifi for 350 staff (personal use perk so they don't burn phone data allowance) and its holding up with the hammering without a hitch. Full AV / web filtering / app control, and cpu only at 20% max. Feel your pain on the wifi, but the rest of the unit is sound. Why don't you see if fortinet can recompense you with a non wifi unit and an AP if they can't fix otherwise :)
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