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Solved: How do I change FortiAP-U image from FortiGate to FortiWLC

This article describes how to change FortiAP-U image from FortiGate to FortiWLC.

Step 1: Get CLI access to the FortiAP which is booting with FortiGate image.

Step 2: Execute the below command:

PU431F5xxxxxx# factoryreset
This operation will reset the system to factory default!!
Do you want to continue? (y/n)

Step 3: The FortiAP will go for reboot and once it comes up, it will come up with a FortiWLC image.

Now the FortiAP will be able to discover FortiWLC and come up online.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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