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Configuring Local Network Settings

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This article is an excerpt from a more complete article: Setting up your ZK Time Clock

The Time Clock must be configured on a Local Network with access to the Internet.  In general, it is recommended that the Time Clock be configured with DHCP access to the Local Network, although a Static IP Address can be configured, as well.  


Before configuring the Time Clock on the Local Network, it is important to know (or obtain from the Local Network Administrator) the following:

  • Does the Local Network support DHCP?  If yes, then it is recommended that this option be used.
  • If not, then a Static IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway Address will need to be provided by the Network Administrator.

Note:  Do not continue if the information above is not known as the Time Clock will not be able to access the Internet if it is not configured correctly on the Local Network.

Accessing the Admin Menu
  1. When you first turn on your Time Clock, you will see a screen similar to below that will be used by your employees to clock in/out.


  2. To access the admin menu, press M button on the keypad. You will see a lock icon and a "Please verify" message.


  3. Press 1 on the keypad for your User ID and press M.


  4. When prompted for the password, press 998899 and press M.


  5. You should see the Main Menu that looks similar to below.


  6. If you do not interact with the device within a pre-determined time, the Time Clock will exit the main menu and return to the initial Clock In screen shown in the first step.
    • You can also extend the Menu Screen Timeout by going to: Personalize > User Interface > Menu Screen Timeout(s) > Select the desired time in seconds.

Configuring Your Clock to the Local Network

  1. If you have not already logged in to the admin menu of the Time Clock, do so now with the steps from "Accessing the Admin Menu".
  2. Using the menu, go to COMM and press M.


  3. Go to Wireless Network and press M.


  4. Enable WiFi if is it disabled by highlighting Wifi and pressing M.
  5. Select the wireless network that it should connect to.


  6. Go to Password and press M.


  7. Enter the Wifi Password.


    To enter the Wifi password:
    Press > to select what character (lowercase letter, uppercase letter, number, or symbol) to type. Once you have selected the appropriate character type, you can use the number pad to enter the characters like a telephone keypad. If you are unfamiliar with how to use the numberpad to enter a letter, you would press the number until the desired letter is selected. (i.g. Press the 4 key two times to enter the letter H.)

    Number Letter
    0 (None)
    1 (None)
    2 A, B, C
    3 D, E, F
    4 G, H, I
    5 J, K, L
    6 M, N, O
    7 P, Q, R, S
    8 T, U, V
    9 W, X, Y, Z
  8. When the password has been entered, press M to return to the Wifi info page.
  9. Press ESC to return to the Wireless Network list.
  10. The Wifi network you are trying to connect to will appear near the top of the list and indicate its status.


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The next article is Configuring Time Clock to URL Address

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