NTP on Cisco WAPs

24 07 2014

Found that I was unable to configure NTP on my Cisco Aironet 1250’s in the same way I had on my switches as per here

I was, however, able to configure the timezone and BST settings.

I thought it strange that I could set that but not an NTP server.

A quick bit of digging uncovered the fact that the WAPs need ‘SNTP’ (Simple Network Time Protocol) servers to be configured, instead of ‘NTP’ servers. The difference being that a device configured to use SNTP can only be a client, not a server.

So the configuration becomes:

#sntp server x.x.x.x

The timezone and BST settings are identical.

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