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Solved: Belkin router has Jan 1970 date

Discussion in 'Networking' started by librarycastle, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. librarycastle

    librarycastle Thread Starter

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    I have a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO router model F5D9230-4. I am not using the wireless part.

    Went away for the weekend and unplugged everything. Came home and plugged everything back in exactly like it was. (It was all working fine before I unplugged). The router now gives me a date of January 1, 1970 in the system settings and it will not connect to the internet. This happened once before and it started working again after a power surge from a thunderstorm. Electricity went off and came back on. I have tried unplugging from the wall, resetting, restoring factory settings, you name it-- I have done it.

    How can I get this date changed so that I can share the connection with another computer in the house. I can connect to the internet fine if I directly connect to my modem. The router is what is holding me up.

    Please help. Belkin's website is useless.
     
  2. avisitor

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    January 1, 1970 is the base date of any modern computer system. See (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_Time). It will fix the date automatically when your internet connection is up and it can connect to a Network Time server.

    Who is your ISP?
    What is the make and model of your modem?
    Into what port is the modem plugged on the router?
     
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