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GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi,

Very new to Smart switches, and i am unable to setup an SNTP server using DNS. I have read the manual but still can`t get it to work.

I would appreciate a step by step guide please.

 

 

Thanks

Dave

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi Asimo,

 

Let me try to help you on this.  Kindly answer the questions below:

 

a. What is the current firmware version of the GS716Tv3?

b. Have you configured DNS servers on the GS716Tv3?  If not yet, kindly add an IP address of a DNS server.  It could be either a Public DNS or the DNS given by your Internet Service Provider.

 

Kindly access these articles below and it might help:

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21835/~/how-do-i-set-the-named-simple-network-time-pro...

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21830/~/how-do-i-configure-simple-network-time-protoco...

 

Hope it helps.  Welcome to the community! Smiley Happy

 

 

Regards,

 

DaneA

NETGEAR Community Team

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi,

I have answered as below for you. Also i have managed to get the


@DaneA wrote:

Hi @Asimo,

 

Let me try to help you on this.  Kindly answer the questions below:

 

a. What is the current firmware version of the GS716Tv3?

 

Firmware updated to 6.3.1.11

 

b. Have you configured DNS servers on the GS716Tv3?  If not yet, kindly add an IP address of a DNS server.  It could be either a Public DNS or the DNS given by your Internet Service Provider.

I hadn`t, but i have now used the ISP DNS, Primary and Secondary

 

 

Kindly access these links below and it might help if ever you have not yet came across with it:

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21835/~/how-do-i-set-the-named-simple-network-time-pro...

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21830/~/how-do-i-configure-simple-network-time-protoco...

 

 

Which is the safest to use DNS or  IPV4

 

Many Thanks. Dave

 

Hope it helps.  Welcome to the community! Smiley Happy

 

 

Regards,

 

DaneA

NETGEAR Community Team


 

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi Asimo,

 


Asimo wrote: 

 Which is the safest to use DNS or IPV4?


For me, I would prefer the IPv4 address.  You may also check this link for a list of time servers.

 

 

Regards,

 

DaneA

NETGEAR Community Team

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

But it is bad practice to hardcode a NTP IP address unless the owner specificity says it is ok.

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi Napsterbater,

What would be the correct method please.

 

Thanks

Dave.

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Setup DNS on the Switch via

 

System -> Managment -> DNS

 

Then add NTP servers via 

 

System -> Managment -> Time

 

And use Server type "DNS", then put a DNS hostname for the address.

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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi Asimo, 

 

Follow the instruction provided by @Napsterbater and you should be good to go. 

 

Thanks, 

JohnRo
NETGEAR® Community Team
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Re: GS716T v3 SNTP config help please

Hi Nepsterbater,

I have done what you suggest, however when using the IPV4 rout works, but i cant get the DNS to work.

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