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Connecting TimeWorksTouch to the Internet

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017 02:14PM MDT
Use the instructions below that correspond to your selected network type: Wi-Fi or Ethernet:

Wi-Fi Network Setup

  1. Open the device settings by tapping the Settings icon on the Home screen (see Figure 1). If you do not see the Settings icon, open the App Menu by tapping the 6-square icon at the top right of the screen (see Figure 1). The Settings app can be launched from the App Menu.
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Figure 1. The device Home screen will be visible upon initial startup. Inset 1 - Back and Home buttons for navigating through screens. Inset 2 – Icons for clock and network setup applications. Inset 3 – The App Menu button which displays all apps installed on the device.
  1. Set the Wi-Fi toggle to ON (see Figure 2).
  2. The device will scan for available Wi-Fi signals and display all available networks. Select your network by tapping the name and when prompted, enter the password.

Figure 2. The device settings screen is where you enable and configure the Wi-Fi for TimeWorksTouch.

Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Wi-Fi networks are more susceptible to signal interruptions. An Ethernet connection is generally more reliable than Wi-Fi. At the lower right of the clock is a signal strength indicator. When it is two bars or less, we recommend you boost your Wi-Fi signal or use an Ethernet connection.
 
Once you are successfully connected to your Wi-Fi network, proceed to Time Zone Setup.

Ethernet Setup

Usually TimeWorksTouch does not require additional setup for an Ethernet network. This is because the most common Ethernet configurations use DHCP and TimeWorksTouch should come out of the box set to DHCP. However, it is recommended to verify the device is set to DHCP. Instead of DHCP, some networks require a static IP. These instructions address both verifying DHCP mode and setting a static IP:
  1. Open the Ethernet Manager app on the Home screen (see Figure 1)If you do not see the Ethernet Manager app, open the App Menu by tapping the 6-square icon at the top right of the screen (see Figure 1). You will find the Ethernet Manager icon in the app list.

Figure 3. The Ethernet Manager screen is where Static IP information can be entered. It is also where DHCP mode is enabled.
  1. Press Configure Network followed by Configure Ethernet (see Figure 3).
  2. If your network uses DHCP, under Connection Type, select DHCP.

    If your network requires a static IP, reference the IP information provided by your network admin and follow these steps:
    1. Under Connection Type, select Static IP.
    2. Clear out the pre-entered IP, Gateway and DNS information and enter the information provided by your network administrator. Netmask normally does not need to be changed, but if it is needed, your network admin should provide that information.
  3. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen. Your changes will be saved upon exit. You can now proceed to Time Zone Setup

Time Zone Setup

To set the time zone for the clock's display:
  1. Open the Settings app from the device's Home screen (see Figure 1).
    You may already be in the Settings App if you just finished configuring the Wi-Fi connection.

    If you don’t see the Settings app on the Home screen, access the App Menu with the 6-square icon at the top right of the screen.
  2. On the left-side menu, scroll down and select Date & Time (see Figure 4).
  3. Deselect Automatic Date & Time as well as Automatic Time Zone (see Figure 4) by pressing each item so that it is unchecked.

Figure 4. Setting the Time Zone is done through the Date & Time option in the Settings.
  1. Tap Select time zone[1] (see Figure 4).
  2. Scroll through the list and select your time zone.
  3. Exit the page with the Home button at the lower left. Changes will be saved automatically upon exit.
 

[1] Setting the time zone on TimeWorksTouch only affects the time displayed on the clock. Punches collected and sent to our servers will use the time zone designated in the timekeeping application. 
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