In order to reach maximum productivity, you want to have the time on all the machines in your network synced. It is most efficient to set up a NTP server on the MikroTik router which will automatically update its time using the internet and share it with the other devices connected to the router. To enable this feature, we must edit 2 configurations. First, the router should update its date and time from an internet NTP server. Then we should make the router broadcast this date and time to other devices on the network. Follow the below steps to configure your NTP server.
- Click on system menu and select NTP client. In the opened window, check the "Enabled" checkbox and insert the IPs of the NTP servers you wish to use. You can select a nearby server using the following link: https://www.pool.ntp.org/en/
- Now we need to enable the sharing of date and time across the network. To do so, click on the system menu and select NTP Server. In the opened window, check the "Enabled" and "Multicast" checkboxes.
Now you can set the mikrotik IP on other systems to sync the time and date with the router.