Fail to configure NTP Server on TP-Link Access Point? Please read this!
To extend my existing wireless signal and build a well-organized local network, I decided to buy TP-LINK wireless router Archer C50 V4 and use it as access point mode with static IP address. However, this gave me a direction to the bumpy road. After many attempts, I eventually managed to get it resolved. Now, I decide to share my experience and hope it would help you!
First, I visited TP-Link Official web site and found an instruction How to configure the Archer Router in Access Point mode? which is helpful. By following that instruction, I could let my TP-Link C50 work smoothly as wireless access point and it was great!
Then, I managed to assign it a static IP since I want all my local network devices have their own static IP addresses and avoid IP conflict. After do that successfully, I went to Time Settings and tried to use my own NTP server (eu.pool.ntp.org and europe.pool.ntp.org). However, here comes the problem. I cannot get the correct time using my own NTP Server.
That becomes annoying! When I checking all my settings with patience, my son said why he cannot play games anymore while connecting to TP-Link Wi-Fi. His words gave me a clue as to the source of the problem. After settings the static IP address on my TP-Link router, I lost my internet connection! So, I tried to change the IP settings from Static IP back to DHCP, finally NTP Server works and catches the correct time. So, this problem only happened while using static IP address on TP-Link router.
I tested this problem many times and realized only TP-Link technical support would help me out. So I contacted them and upgraded the firmware of my TP-Link router into the latest version Archer C50(EU)_V4_190125, everything works perfectly now!