no ntp request from surf soho mk3 running 8.1.3

I’ve seen this problem going back to at least the 7.1.2 release. Running in AP mode (no wan), after configuring the SOHO to get time from a local router on the lan port, the SOHO never puts out a NTP request (verified by viewing the log file, and also doing a trace). I can sometimes get it working by doing a factory reset, and doing a manual configuration, but not consistently. Is there a way to figure out what is wrong without doing a reset and reconfig, which may or may not work?

I suggest you open a ticket with peplink support for this.