Discovering a FortiAP unit
For a FortiGate acting as an AP controller (AC) to discover a FortiAP unit, the FortiAP must be able to reach the AC. A FortiAP with the factory default configuration has various ways of acquiring an AC’s IP address to reach it.
|AC discovery type||Description|
|Auto||The FortiAP attempts to be discovered in the below ways sequentially within an endless loop.|
|Static||The FortiAP sends discover requests to a preconfigured IP address that an AC owns.|
|DHCP||The FortiAP acquires the IP address of an AC in DHCP option 138 (the factory default) of a DHCP offer, which the FortiAP acquires its own IP address from.|
|DNS||The FortiAP acquires the AC’s IP address by resolving a preconfigured FQDN.|
|FortiCloud||FortiCloud discovers the FortiAP.|
|Broadcast||FortiAP is discovered by sending broadcasts in its local subnet.|
|Multicast||FortiAP is discovered by sending discovery requests to a multicast address of 184.108.40.206, which is the factory default.|
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