Re: Is it necessary to buy WLC to manage FAP?
Basically there are 3 different series.
FortiAP - Can be managed by FortiGate or by FortiCloud; Cannot be managed by WLC
FortiAP-U - This is the universal series, can be managed by FortiGate, FortiCloud, or WLC
Legacy Meru or 822/832 - Only managed by WLC (These are mostly being phased out as is the WLC)
Of the current products, none are solely managed by the WLC.