AP's running on non AH switch not working

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We have a Fortinet switch and firewall that work fine for anything hardwired.

Adding in two Aerohive AP's is causing all types of wireless trouble.

If I plug an aerohive switch into the fortigate and the AP's in there, they work fine.  I can't figure out whats going on when plugging into the FortiSwitch, clients try to join but have no/spotty internet access.

Is it something to do with CAPWAP?

We are coming from an all Meraki network so there is a bit of a learning curve :)

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Posted 3 months ago

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Kevin Gee

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Hi Dan,
Some quick thoughts that may help:

Have you double checked switch port speed/duplex settings?  Maybe the auto-negotiation is failing (rare these days I know).
Could it be spanning-tree related?  I know at one point I filtered BPDUs on ports connected to  Aerohives.
Check the PoE settings (assuming you are using PoE). Maybe the Fortinets aren't supplying enough power.

I don't know Fortinet swtiches so just some first thought, hope they spark something useful. 
Good luck!