How to resolve date and time settings?

Question

Whenever I shut down my computer, and then start it up I lose the date and time settings. I keep resetting the date and time and applying it and then I restart my computer, but once I shut it down It doesn't keep time. It goes to the last time I was on the computer.

Answer

This question was answered on March 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In addition to setting the unit's current date and time, you can select a time zone and set up time synchronization

To view or update date and time settings:

1 Click the setup tab.

2 From the Choose setup page list, select Date & Time The Date and Time settings appear on the Setup page show screen

3 Verify or modify configuration details, as described in the following table

4 Click apply changes to update the settings

Field Description

Time Zone Select a time zone from the list The default time zone is Pacific Standard Time, displayed as Los Angeles, CA When you configure a time zone, PacketWise changes its local time automatically at the start and end of daylight savings time To configure a custom time zone, see setup timezone

Date The current date setting Update the date by entering a new value in the format: mmm dd yyyy — for example, Dec 13 1999

Time The current time setting Update the time by entering a new value in 24-hour format: hh:mm:ss — for example, 20:15:00

SNTP Client The unit is a unicast Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) client, enabling it to synchronize clocks with a Network Time Protocol server Use this field to turn time synchronization on and off.

Note: When time synchronization is enabled, the date and time fields become read-only

Occasionally, the default SNTP server intermittently reports that it is unavailable or that a DNS error occurred This can happen when the default time server experiences downtime

SNTP Poll Seconds The number of seconds between synchronization attempts The default is 300 seconds (5 minutes)

SNTP Primary The DNS name or IP address of the primary time server (the default is time.nist.gov)

SNTP Secondary The DNS name or IP address of the secondary time server (the default is time-a.nist.gov)

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 22, 2003