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FortiAP Release Notes

VERSION 5.2.3

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


FortiAP 5.2.3 Release Notes
20-523-260372-20150312

TABLEOFCONTENTS
Change Log
Introduction
Supported models
Whats new in FortiAP 5.2.3

Upgrade Information
Upgrading from FortiAP version 5.2.0 or later
Upgrading from FortiAP v5.0
FAP-221C upgrade path
FAP-320C upgrade path
Downgrading to previous firmware versions
Firmware image checksums

Product Integration and Support


FortiAP 5.2.3 support

Resolved Issues
Known Issues

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Change Log
Date

Change Description

March 24, 2015

Initial release.

Introduction
This document provides the following information for FortiAP version 5.2.3:
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Supported models
Whats new in FortiAP 5.2.3
Upgrade Information'
Product Integration and Support
Resolved Issues
Known Issues

For more information on upgrading your FortiAP device, see the Deploying Wireless Networks for FortiOS 5.2 guide
in the Fortinet Document Library.

Supported models
FortiAP version 5.2.3 supports the following models:
Model support

Model

Build

FAP-11C, FAP-14C, FAP-21D, FAP-24D, FAP-25D, FAP-28C,


FAP-112B, FAP-112D, FAP-210B, FAP-220B, FAP-221B, FAP221C, FAP-222B, FAP-222C, FAP-223B, FAP-223C, FAP-224D,
FAP-320B, FAP-320C, FAP-321C

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Whats new in FortiAP 5.2.3


The following is a list of new features and enhancements in FortiAP version 5.2.3:
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New FortiAP platforms: FAP-21D, FAP-24D, FAP-112D, FAP-223C, FAP-321C


Add DFS channels for FAP-221C-A, FAP-222C-E, FAP-222C-J, FAP-223C-A
FortiCloud can deploy a FAP to an external AP controller.
FAP LEDs can be turned on or off from the WiFi Controller.
FAP traffic sniffer tool (CLI command: diag_sniffer).
AeroScout Interoperability.
Support for the Walled Garden feature (white list) for FortiCloud captive-portal SSID

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Upgrade Information
Upgrading from FortiAP version 5.2.0 or later
FortiAP 5.2.3 supports upgrading from v5.2.0 or later

Upgrading from FortiAP v5.0


FortiAP 5.2.3 supports upgrading from v5.0.9.

FAP-221C upgrade path


For FAP-221C units with v5.0.6 firmware (BIOS version: 04000002), you should first upgrade to version 5.2.0 and then
upgrade to the latest version.

FAP-320C upgrade path


Upgrading the FAP-320C from version 5.2.1 to version 5.2.2 or newer requires an intermediary step that adjusts the
flash partition size to allow for a larger image to be stored on it. A flash upgrade image is stored in the same download
directory as the v5.2.2 image. The intermediary image will display B0221 Interim in the get system status
command output. Please use the following upgrade path to version 5.2.2 or newer:

v5.2.1 > FAP_320C-v5-FLASH-UPGRADE-fortinet.out > v5.2.2 or newer.

Downgrading to previous firmware versions


FortiAP 5.2.3 does not support downgrading to previous firmware versions.

Firmware image checksums


The MD5 checksums for all Fortinet software and firmware releases are available at the Customer Service & Support
portal, https://support.fortinet.com. After logging in select Download > Firmware Image Checksums, enter the
image file name including the extension, and select Get Checksum Code.

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Product Integration and Support


FortiAP 5.2.3 support
The following table lists FortiAP version 5.2.3 product integration and support information.
FortiAP 5.2.3 support

Web Browsers

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11


Mozilla Firefox versions 36
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l Safari v8
Other web browsers may function correctly, but are not supported by Fortinet.
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FortiOS

FortiExplorer (Windows/MAC)

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FortiExplorer iOS

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v5.2.3
v2.7
Supported models: FAP-11C and FAP-28C
v1.0.6
Supported models: FAP-11C, FAP-21D,FAP-24D, FAP-28C,
FAP-112D, FAP-210B, FAP-220B, FAP-320B, and FAP-320C

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Resolved Issues
The following issues have been fixed in version 5.2.3. For inquires about a particular bug, please contact Customer
Service & Support.

Bug ID

Description

0229214

In some rare case, FAP platforms supporting 802.11ac may encounter kernel crash on Assertion
cookie_failed_count.

0246847

Improved throughput performance over local-bridging SSID.

0260645

Traffic matching split-tunneling ACL can pass through even if the user is not authenticated.

0260456

Mesh not working over 5GHz on FAP-221C after reboot.

0260473

In Mesh-Ethernet bridge topology, ARP is not forwarded on 5GHz 802.11ac AP.

0260411

WiFi clients encounter ARP problem on local-bridging SSID after FAP rejoins controller.

0264061

On FortiCloud captive-portal SSID, client can send non-http traffic through before WebAuth is
done.

0266710

FAP loses connection with controller because of DHCP Renewal problem.

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Known Issues
The following issues have been identified in version 5.2.3. For inquires about a particular bug or to report a bug, please
contact Customer Service & Support.

0225550

The 802.11ac radio cannot support the Rogue AP Scan function.

0236312

Split-tunneling SSIDs do not support VLAN tags.

0245323

Spectrum analysis may result in high CPU usage on some FortiAP models including FAP-221B,
FAP-223B, and FAP-221C.

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