Fortinet FortiAP 231-F Wi-Fi 6 access point


Fortinet FortiAP 231F – Wireless access point – GigE, 802.11ax – Wi-Fi – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

SKU: FAP-231F-A Categories: , Brand: Fortinet


The exciting Fortinet FortiAP 231-F Wi-Fi 6 access point is out! Within the range of Wi-Fi 6 appliances, the FAP 231F is entry-level, with a surprisingly friendly price for such state-of-the-art hardware.

The FortiAP 231-F is a 2×2 MU-MIMO device with three radios, a 2.4 GHz, a 5 GHz, and a separate scanning radio. It delivers 574 Mbps and 1.2 Gbps Maximum Data Rate, respectively. There is also a Bluetooth Low Energy radio. Additionally, the FortiAP 231-F has dual 1 Gbps Ethernet ports for PoE flexibility. 

What’s so great about Wi-Fi 6?

In WiFi, bandwidth is shared among endpoint devices. And, when you are in a high-traffic area with lots of access points, their coverage areas will overlap. So, as you walk through someplace like an airport, you can be moving from one access point to another.

Your endpoint (phone) is one of maybe thousands of APs and endpoints yelling and hiccupping at each other trying to be heard. Get enough devices in the same area and efficiency and performance will suffer.

What an access point like the FortiAP 231-F does, is it opens up more lines for endpoints to talk on, so they don’t have to wait as long for their turn. It also allows more data into each packet, which can increase total throughput by nearly 40%. You end up with faster, more efficient performance, and even lower energy usage.

And, since we’re premier Fortinet specialists, Corporate Armor is your best bet if you want to find out more about this slick, inexpensive little access point. Our advice will be driven by your unique needs, nothing more. So please reach out to us here, or call 877-449-0458. We can’t wait to serve you!


FortiAP 231-F Highlights

2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6 access point

1x 1.5 GHz (1.2 Gbps) and 1x 2.4 GHz (574 Mbps) radio

Additional Bluetooth Low Energy radio



Read our blog about the FortiAP 231F HERE 


Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 5 in
Product Description Fortinet FortiAP 231F - wireless access point
Device Type Wireless access point
Form Factor External
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Performance Maximum throughput (2.4 GHz): 574 Mbps u00a6 Maximum throughput (5 GHz): 1201 Mbps
Capacity Maximum number of configured SSIDs: 16 u00a6 Wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio: up to 512
Included Accessories Wall mounting kit, ceiling mounting kit, T-Rail mounting kit
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported PoE
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Ruggedized Design Indoor
Connectivity Technology Wireless, wired
Line Coding Format 64 QAM, 256 QAM, BPSK, QPSK, 1024 QAM
Features Surge protection, Mesh networking, Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), reset button, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), 2x2 MU-MIMO technology, spectrum analyzer, Packet Sniffer Mode, security slot (Kensington security lock compatible), Bluetooth (BLE) clients support, Target Wait Time (TWT), dedicated 3rd scanning radio, Wi-Fi 6 technology, BSS Coloring
Encryption Algorithm TLS, PEAP, TTLS, WPA, WPA2, WEP, WPA3
Authentication Method Radio Service Set ID (SSID), MS-CHAP v.2, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-GTC
Compliant Standards RoHS
Antenna Internal
Antenna Qty 3
Interfaces 2 x 1000Base-T (PoE) - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x management (RS-232) - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A
MTBF 10 years
Power Consumption Operational 17 Watt
Service & Support Limited warranty - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature 32 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 122 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 90% (non-condensing)