Question / Issue

How do I change/view the current baud rate on my serial timeclock?

Answer / Solution

100/200 Series clock:

  1. ¬†We’ll need to go into the clock’s offline mode. Normally this can be done by power cycling the clock (by disconnecting its power, waiting a couple of seconds, and reconnecting the power), then holding the clock’s F1 key as it boots up. (You may see a prompt for this.)
  2. Once in offline mode (a.k.a. the “Terminal Setup” screen), use the F1 and F2 keys to scroll up/down to the “Serial Host” option. Press Yes/Enter to select it.
  3. This will take you to the “Host Baud Rate” screen. From here you can check which baud rate the clock is currently using, and you can use the F1 and F2 keys to scroll and select another baud rate; simply press Yes/Enter when you’ve selected the desired rate.

RT or RT+ legacy clocks:

  1. Go into the offline mode by power cycling the clock (unplugging and plugging back in) and holding down F1 and Yes/Enter.
  2. Select No/Esc on every screen you get until you get to the Setup screen. As soon as you’re there, press Yes/Enter.
  3. Select No/Esc on every screen you see until you reach the Host Settings screen. Press Yes/Enter.
  4. Here you can select the baud rate that you’d like for the clock to use; simply select and press Yes/Enter.
  5. Escape out, and select No/Esc until you get to the Save Changes screen. Select yes.
  6. Press No/Esc until you get to the Exit screen, then press Yes/Enter.

Also make sure that you have the correct baud rate set for the port in WinRemote; otherwise the clock’s screen may populate with junk characters and/or gibberish.

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How To: Change the Baud Rate on a Serial Clock