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Enabling the Network Time Protocol Server

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an Internet standard protocol that synchronizes computer clock times on your network. NTP servers transmit Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, also known as Greenwich Mean Time) to their client systems. NTP sends periodic time requests to servers, using the returned time stamp to adjust its clock.

The timestamp will be used to indicate the date and time of each event in log messages.

See for more general information on NTP.

Enabling or Disabling a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server

To configure your access point to use a network time protocol (NTP) server, first enable the use of NTP, and then select the NTP server you want to use. (To shut down NTP service on the network, disable NTP on the access point.)

Network Time Protocol
NTP provides a way for the access point to obtain and maintain its time from a server on the network. Using an NTP server gives your AP the ability to provide the correct time of day in log messages and session information. (See for more general information on NTP.)
Choose to either enable or disable use of a network time protocol (NTP) server:
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
NTP Server
If NTP is enabled, select the NTP server you want to use.
You can specify the NTP server by host name or IP address, although using the IP address is not recommended as these can change more readily.

Updating Settings

To apply your changes, click Update.

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