Network Time Protocol (NTP) can be provided using the Ethernet ports on NTP-capable Tekron devices.*
*an NTP license is required to enable NTP on NTP capable devices.
There are two ways of configuring a time server to connect with end devices.
Option 1: Direct Connection to a Switch
The first method for connecting a time server to multiple end devices is to connect the Tekron device to a switch and have the end devices connected to the same switch.
Option 2: Connect the end devices to the Tekron device
The second method that can be used, is to configure each Ethernet port on the Tekron device and connect the end devices to each Ethernet port.
The steps below outline how to configure the Ethernet ports on Tekron devices, using a NTS 03-G+ (6 port) as an example.
- Open the Tekron Configuration tool in your system.
- Connect the Tekron Device via the Admin/Ethernet Port1 using an Ethernet cable to your computer.
- Open the Network tab, as shown in the image below:
- The network tab will display the Ethernet ports you can configure on the left-hand side of the window, with the right-hand side showing the ‘Basic’ sub-tab.
The Basic sub tab provides an option to configure the particular port to have either a static IP address or a DHCP address.
- Select the Static IP button, and assign an IP address to the Ethernet port.
The IP address assigned to the Ethernet port should be in the same subnet of the device you wish to connect to.
- Click the Store button to store the settings in the clock.