Thursday, October 29, 2015

FortiAP does not broadcast on 5Ghz Radio–shows channel 0

I recently had a problem where a customer’s FortiAP 221C AP’s would intermittently stop broadcasting the SSID’s assigned to the 5Ghz Radio.

I had a look at the FortiAP profiles and saw that all channels were selected, including channels 149, 153, 157, 161 and 165.  I deselected those so that my configuration was as per below:

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Once I did that the AP’s started broadcasting on 5Ghz again.  Not sure yet if this is a regulatory limitation due to my country code (ZA) or a bug.