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Summary[edit | edit source]

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. This chapter is an overview of the NTP service section of RUTxxx routers.

General[edit | edit source]

The Time Synchronization section is used to configure general router time settings, like selecting the local time zone, setting a time update interval, synchronizing the time, etc.

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field name value description
Current system time time; Default: current time Current local time of the router
Time zone time zone; Default: UTC Time zone of the country where the router is located
Enable NTP yes | no; Default: no SO/IEC 3166 alpha2 country codes as defined in ISO 3166-1 standard
Force servers yes | no; Default: yes Forces unreliable NTP servers
Update interval (in seconds) integer; Default: 3660 How often the router updates systems time
Save time to flash yes | no; Default: yes Saves last synchronized time to flash memory
Count of time synchronizations integer; Default: " " Total amount of times that router will do the synchronization.
NOTE: If left blank - the count will be infinite
GPS synchronization yes | no; Default: no Enables periodic time synchronization of the system using the GPS module (does not require internet connection)
Offset frequency integer; Default: 0 Adjusts the minor drift of the clock so that it will run more accurately
Button: Sync with GPS - Synchronizes the router's time with your GPS time
Button: Sync with browser - Synchronizes the router's time with your browser's time

NTP Server[edit | edit source]

The router can also act as an NTP Server, providing clock synchronization to other devices in the network. From this section you can turn this feature ON or OFF.

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Time Servers[edit | edit source]

The Time Servers section displays the time servers that the router uses. You are provided with 4 default time servers (as seen in the example below), but you can also add custom time servers by clicking the "Add" button or you can edit the given time servers.

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