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2018/12/05 09:03:53 (permalink)
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Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E

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Has anyone had any luck with integrating Meru Wireless APs with a FortiGate 60e? 
 
It seems when I try to create a managed AP I cannot since it's requiring a 16 character serial number and the Meru Wireless APs are 15 characters...
 
I believe Meru Wireless APs can be converted into FortiAPs? 
 
Any assistance would be appreciated :) 
 
Thanks 
 
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 04:52:26 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby padraig 2018/12/07 01:32:13
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Which model APs are you using? The older Meru APs can't be managed by the FortiGate, only the Meru/WLC controller.
 
The newer FAPU (for universal) APs can be configured by either the Meru/WLC controller or the FortiGate.
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 05:30:17 (permalink)
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The model is an AP332i Dual Radio access point. Is it not possible to integrate these APs with the FortiGate 60e Wifi Controller?
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 06:29:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby padraig 2018/12/07 01:32:08
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One of my FAP-U's has the serial no. PU321E5E18010000 (OK, some digits changed...). But, it's a FAP-U!
I read that on boot they will search for a WLC first, then for a FGT. They need to reboot for this as they change their firmware image.

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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 07:32:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby padraig 2018/12/07 01:32:06
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Hey,
 
What firmware are you running on your FortiGate? I believe support for the FAP-U 321 was only added in version 6.0.2. I've checked on my Gate which is running 6.0.3 and the 321 profile is on there.
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 08:16:21 (permalink)
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I was on 6.0.1 but I've just updated to 6.0.3 and I can see a FortiAP profile named "FAPU321EV" but nothing labeled "332i" 
 
I also still cannot type in the 15 characters serial number within the "Managed FortiAPs" section it requires 16 characters.
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 11:05:50 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby padraig 2018/12/07 01:32:02
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These Meru APs cannot be managed by a FGT. Tried to find a place in the docs to prove it but haven't found any.

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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/06 22:18:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby padraig 2018/12/07 01:31:59
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AP332i models are the older Meru ones, they aren't the same as FAPUs so they can't be managed by the FortiGate.
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Re: Integrating Meru Wireless APs with the FortiGate 60E 2018/12/07 01:32:50 (permalink)
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Thanks for everyone's input on this query. It's very much appreciated! Thanks for clarifying. 
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