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Do Wi-Fi Network Clocks Use an Internal or External Time Server?

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Sep 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Today I'd like to share one of the great questions we received on our Contact Us form the other day.

Hi, I'm looking at getting a Wi-Fi clock, but I can't find a definitive answer to whether we need a time server here or not. Will this connect to a remote time server that you manage or do we need our own?

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New call-to-actionAccording to our Engineering Department, the Wi-Fi clock can be directed to connect to an internal or external time server.  We recommend using an internal time server at your facility. This could be the domain name or the primary and secondary static IP addresses.

If an external time server is used, no time server is required internally but the clock will need access to the internet.  American Time does not maintain a time server for this purpose but there are many accurate time servers available through the internet.  We recommend using a time server pool such as pool.ntp.org, but primary and secondary static IP addresses can also be used.

If you are looking for a definitive answer from the Clock Experts, feel free to fill out the form on our website. You can also email me at randerson@atsclock.com with "Blog Question" as the subject line.

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