ok I got the RTC. works well. now I think i am seeing the same problem with the LCD shield. if its on I get LCD txt and messages. but network fails. if i remove it network works but NTP fails..
its the 5100 board so cant we use the original arduino libs?
do you have to mod the LCD to work? I have the Sainsmart lcd/keypad that uses A0 for the keys.
U have the same hardware and same problems.
I use keypad and lcd to disable NTP and setup ip and rest.
For normal usage I use just RTC and no display and keypad.
Than it works.
To me Rizmm code semas more promising although I am worried about ram issue if I add more libraries. And also I have never used VS before and at first look seams much more complicated then Arduino.