FortiAP 224D Installation Guide


IMPORTANT NOTE: The device must be professionally installed and must use the supplied antennas.

The unit is designed for outdoor use and may be attached to either a pole or wall.

Note: The device can be mounted either outdoors or indoors. The included PoE injector must be mounted indoors, as it is not weatherproof.


The FortiAP 224D unit provides dual concurrent radio signals. Use the 2.4GHz
antenna mounts to access 802.11b/g/n signals, and the 5GHz antenna mounts
to access 802.11a/n signals. To use both radio frequencies concurrently, use all four WiFi antennas.

To Install the WiFi antennas

  1. Insert the antenna base firmly into the appropriate antenna mount.
  2. Securely hand tighten the fastening collar.
  3. Repeat for the remaining antennas.


The unit requires 48V DC power, which is delivered by the PoE injector, over a straight-through Ethernet cable.

To install the cable

  1. Thread the RJ-45 plug through the coupling ring, sealing gland, and panel connector, then insert it into the PoE port on the unit.
  2. Screw the panel connector onto the back of the device, being careful not to pinch the Ethernet cable.
  3. Slide the sealing gland along the cable into panel connector.
  4. Thread the coupling ring onto the panel connector and tighten it until the sealing gland is compressed, making a watertight seal on the cable.


The unit is designed for outdoor use and may be attached to either a pole or wall.

To mount the device on a wall

  1. nsert the mounting anchors into an appropriate wall.
  2. Screw the mounting screws into the anchors, ensuring that enough of the
    screw is exposed to allow for mounting the device.
  3. Place the device onto the mounting screws, then slide the unit downwards to lock it into place.

To mount the FortiAP unit on a pole

  1. Loop the provided pole straps through the slots on the back of the device, then around the pole.
  2. Tighten the strap with an appropriate screw driver and ensure that the device is firmly in place.