Configuring network time on Orbi


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I'm running Voxel Firmware on my RBRs.

During startup, if there's no internet connection (or DNS is down), the router is not able to set the proper time and as a result, several applications that depend on the availability of correct time, fail to start.
Fortunately, my ISP runs a time server on the gateway (that is available as long as their gateway is up).

Is there a way to change how the router obtains time? I'm not able to find any documentation on this.


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R. Gerrits

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I forgot to mention that I was referring to setting the time from a NTP server! @HELLO_wORLD
stopping and starting the ntpclient would probably force it to immediately try setting the time.

i.e doing:
/etc/init.d/ntpclient restart

note for some reason on my R7800, if I restart that service, it does only stop the service and doesn't restart it.

So for me the only thing that is working is:
/etc/init.d/ntpclient stop; /etc/init.d/ntpclient start

Seems that Netgear made the mistake of giving the init-script the same name as the binary. -> During the stopping, it does a killall ntpclient -> it then kills both the ntpclient AND the ntpclient init-script -> the start part is never executed.

I suspect that the same thing will happen on an RBR.

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