FortiGate Interface Speed

Usually when setting up a new firewall, the interface speeds, specifically the WAN interface speed is set to “auto” and will attempt to negotiate the speed of the connection.  Most of the time this is OK and you don’t have to adjust this setting...

NPS Policy Failure

Many companies use Windows Server Network Policy Server to control network access and authentication.  This works really well when you want to deploy secure wireless networks and use group policy to ensure that your wireless clients always connect securely to the...

Restarting FortiGate Services

Recently we experienced an issue with a FortiGate firewall where you could not access the GUI using the management IP address although it had been working without issues previously.  SSH/Ping/Etc. were still functional but the GUI did not respond when trying to open...

FortiGate Debug Commands

Quite often I have to use the CLI interface on FortiGate firewalls to troubleshoot traffic connections, VPNs, etc.  Using the built in CLI is very useful and powerful tool to isolate issues and resolve very quickly rather than pouring through traffic logs using...

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