I am setting up the URL blocking schedule and noticed that the time on the router is wrong... which makes setting the schedule a trick! Anyway, how do I change the time on the router? It's a SMCD3GN.
Edit: This is embarrassing to admit but I gave the wrong answer above. I've now learned that the SMC gets its time from a different server than the DHCP server. This server is set to UTC to avoid daylight savings times and timezone issues. A pinhole reset won't fix this on your modem and is thus best avoided after all.
I don't believe there is anywhere you can manually change the time on these modems as they would be getting the time from the local server. I did search the SMC Manual and found some information on URl blocking on page 52 that may be helpful though.
Nope, not helpful. I can configure the URL blocking no problem. The router's time is seven hours fast though, so the schedule is off and the blocks are occurign correctly just at the wrong time. So...is a local sever off time? Or how do I change the time?
7 hours fast? The clock is missing the TimeZone (UTC Time Zone aka Zulu time)
*trying to remember* you may not be able to set it, but will have to adjust your times accordingly
The SMC modem gets its time from our DHCP server so it should be the current time. Pull the power cord for 10 seconds and see if that resets the time. If it doesn't, push something into the pinhole reset for another 10 seconds.
So is the DHCP server time incorrect? And resetting will erase my SSID, MAC filtering and URL rules
Unlikely that the DHCP server is incorrect and if it was then all customers in your area would have this issue. I would try the powercycle first because it won't set everything back to default. If that doesn't work then a pin reset would be the next thing to try. You would have to enter in your custom SSID and advanced settings again at that point,
People would only notice the issue if they tried to use the URL block schedule. How many people really do that? Anyway, did a complete power cycle and no change.
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