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FortiAP v5.

0 Patch Release 6
Release Notes
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 Release Notes
February 12, 2014
20-506-220170-20140212
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Table of Contents
Change Log....................................................................................................... 4
Introduction....................................................................................................... 5
Supported models ................................................................................................... 5
Summary of enhancements..................................................................................... 5
Special Notices................................................................................................. 7
Before any upgrade ................................................................................................. 7
Upgrade Information........................................................................................ 8
Upgrading from FortiAP v5.0.0 or later.................................................................... 8
Upgrading from FortiAP v4.0 MR3 Patch Release 9 ............................................... 8
Upgrading the FortiAP device.................................................................................. 8
Downgrading to previous firmware versions ........................................................... 9
Product Integration and Support .................................................................. 10
Web browser support ............................................................................................ 10
FortiOS support ..................................................................................................... 10
FortiExplorer support ............................................................................................. 10
FortiExplorer iOS support ...................................................................................... 10
Resolved Issues.............................................................................................. 11
Known Issues.................................................................................................. 12
Firmware Image Checksums......................................................................... 13
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Change Log
Date Change Description
February 11, 2014 Added information about new FAP-221C and FAP-320C models to
Supported models on page 5.
Added a new feature to Summary of enhancements on page 5.
Added known issue 225550 on page 12.
November 1, 2013 Initial release.
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Introduction
This document provides a summary of enhancements, support information, installation
instructions, integration, resolved and known issues in FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 build 0060.
Please review all sections of this document prior to upgrading your device. For more
information on upgrading your FortiAP device, see the Deploying Wireless Networks for FortiOS
5.0 guide at http://docs.fortinet.com/fgt/handbook/50/fortigate-wireless-50.pdf.
This document includes the following sections:
Introduction
Special Notices
Upgrade Information
Product Integration and Support
Resolved Issues
Known Issues
Firmware Image Checksums
Supported models
The following models are supported on FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6:
FAP-11C, FAP-14C, FAP-28C, FAP-112B, FAP-210B, FAP-220B, FAP-221B, FAP-222B,
FAP-223B, and FAP-320B.
See http://docs.fortinet.com/fortiap/admin-guides for additional documents on FortiAP v5.0.
Summary of enhancements
The following is a list of enhancements in FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6:
The second radio in models FortiAP 221C and FortiAP 320C supports IEEE 802.11ac and
maximal 80MHz channel width.
FortiAP-11C, 14C and 28C LAN port support - The Ethernet LAN ports on these devices can
be connected to an Ethernet network. Wired clients connected to this Ethernet network can
communicate through the FortiAP to the FortiGate unit that is controlling the FortiAP. Wired
client traffic can be merged with or kept separate from the SSIDs on the FortiAP device.
FAP-221C and FAP-320C
These models are released on a special branch based off of FAP v5.0 Patch Release 6. The
FAP-221C firmware has build number 4049. The FAP-320C firmware has build number 4050.
For both units the branch point is 60.
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Options to improve performance by preventing packet fragmentation of CAPWAP traffic
between the FortiAP and the FortiGate unit. You can:
Set the MTU size of uplink and downlink CAPWAP packets,
Configure the FortiAP to adjust the Maximum Segment Size (MSS) of TCP packets sent
by wireless clients
Cause the FortiAP unit to block TCP and UDP packets that are too large and would cause
packet fragmentation.
Support long-distance wireless links between FortiAPs and stations
Special Notices Page 7 FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 Release Notes
Special Notices
This section highlights operational changes that administrators should be aware of prior to
upgrading to FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6.
Before any upgrade
Save a copy of your FortiAP unit configuration prior to upgrading. In the FortiAP Web-based
Manager, select the System Information tab, in the Status section select Backup, and save the
configuration file to your management computer.
Figure 1: FortiAP Web-based Manager
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Upgrade Information
Upgrading from FortiAP v5.0.0 or later
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 build 0060 officially supports upgrade from FortiAP v5.0.0 or later.
Upgrading from FortiAP v4.0 MR3 Patch Release 9
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 build 0060 officially supports upgrade from FortiAP v4.0 MR3
Patch Release 9 or later.
Upgrading the FortiAP device
The FortiAP device can be upgraded using the Web-based Manager, automatically through the
FortiGate controller, or directly using a telnet connection to the device.
Upgrade using the FortiAP Web-based Manager:
1. Change your computers IP address to 192.168.1.3.
2. Launch a web browser and browse to the FortiAP default local IP address
http://192.168.1.2.
3. Login to the FortiAP with username: admin and no password.
4. Browse to System Information > Status, and select Update in the Firmware Version field.
5. In the Firmware Upgrade/Downgrade page, select Browse to locate the firmware image that
you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal.
6. Select Update to start the firmware upgrade.
7. Once the upgrade is complete, a pop-up message will be displayed noting that the firmware
update is complete.
Upgrade through the FortiGate controller:
1. Place the FortiAP firmware image on a TFTP server on your computer.
2. From the FortiGate Command Line Interface (CLI), enter the following command:
execute wireless-controller upload-wtp-image tftp <fap-imagename>
<tftp-server-ip>
3. Verify that the image shows what image is uploaded:
execute wireless-controller list-wtp-image
4. Upgrade the FortiAP from the CLI.
Use the all variable to upgrade all FortiAPs, or enter a specific serial number:
execute wireless-controller reset-wtp <all | SN>
FortiAP v5.0.0 or later includes a Web-based Manager. You can backup and restore a system
configuration file, edit network configuration, edit WTP configuration, upgrade FortiAP
firmware, and perform other administrative tasks.
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5. From the Web-based Manager, verify that all access points are running the new firmware.
Upgrade using a telnet connection:
1. Place the FortiAP firmware image on a TFTP server on your computer.
2. Connect the FortiAP to a separate private switch or hub, or directly connect it to your
computer using a cross-over cable.
3. Change your computers IP address to 192.168.1.3.
4. Telnet to IP address 192.168.1.2. This IP address is overwritten if the FortiAP is
connected to a DHCP environment. Ensure that FortiAP is in a private network with no
DHCP server for the static IP address to be accessible.
5. Login to the FortiAP with username: admin and no password.
6. Enter the following CLI command, replacing <tftp-server-ip> with 192.168.1.3:
restore <fap-image-name> <tftp-server-ip>
Downgrading to previous firmware versions
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 does not support downgrading to previous firmware versions.
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Product Integration and Support
Web browser support
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 supports the following web browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9
Mozilla Firefox version 18
Google Chrome version 25
Other web browsers may function correctly, but are not supported by Fortinet.
FortiOS support
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 is supported by FortiOS v5.0.0 or later and FortiOS v4.0 MR3
Patch Release 14 or later.
FortiExplorer support
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 is supported by FortiExplorer v2.3 build 1052 for the FAP-11C and
FAP-28C.
FortiExplorer iOS support
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 is supported by FortiExplorer (iOS) v1.0.4 build 0118 for the
FAP-11C, FAP-28C, FAP-210B, FAP-220B, and FAP-320B.
FortiOS v4.0 MR3 Patch Release 14 does not support the FAP-11C, FAP-14C, and FAP-28C.
FortiOS v5.0 Patch Release 3 or later is required to utilize the new features in FortiAP v5.0 Patch
Release 4 or later.
FortiExplorer v2.3 build 1052 does not support the FAP-11C and FAP-28C Web-based
Manager. Only the command line interface is supported.
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Resolved Issues
The resolved issues table listed below does not list every bug that has been corrected with
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 build 0060. For inquires about a particular bug, please contact
Customer Service & Support.
Table 1: Resolved issues
Bug ID Description
0196696 FortiAP units can now re-acquire networking information from a DHCP server
when connectivity to a FortiGate unit acting as a wireless controller is lost.
200633
214126
The FortiAP-11C, FortiAP-14C, and FortiAP-28C LAN ports are now available.
214013 Resolved an issue that caused upload throughput reductions on a FortiAP unit
configured as a wireless mesh leaf.
214358 Resolved an issue that could cause a FortiAP unit configured as a wireless
mesh leaf to crash.
214470 Resolved a compatibility issue with iOS devices (iPad, iPhone) that would
interrupt communication.
216706 Resolved an ARP issue that affected a FortiAP unit configured as a wireless
mesh leaf.
0217529
0218672
0218668
Resolved issues resulting from the FortiAP-320B Wi-Fi Alliance certification.
218898
220118
Resolved issues that caused the FortiAP-221B to stop receiving traffic.
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Known Issues
The known issues table listed below does not list every bug that has been identified with
FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 build 0060. For inquires about a particular bug or to report a bug,
please contact Customer Service & Support.
Table 2: Known issues
Bug ID Description
219967 The new TCP-MSS adjust and MTU discovery features will not work when the
CAPWAP data channel uses DTLS encryption.
225550 The second radio in the FAP-221C and FAP-320C models does not support
Rogue AP Monitoring.
Firmware Image Checksums Page 13 FortiAP v5.0 Patch Release 6 Release Notes
Firmware Image Checksums
The MD5 checksums for all Fortinet software and firmware releases are available at the
Customer Service & Support portal located at https://support.fortinet.com. After logging in,
click on Download > Firmware Image Checksum, enter the image file including the extension,
and select Get Checksum Code.
Figure 2: Firmware image checksum tool