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I have a WRT54GX2 SRX 200 router, which until a couple of weeks ago, was working happily, until one day it started to disconnect my network from the internet, and today I realized that its internal clock is now on Jan. 1st, 2000. I was at the router dashboard when I realized that but the dashboard said that the date could be configured in the Setup tab, but when I went there, I found no place to setup the date. I'm using Firmware Version: 1.01.22 and Loader Version: 1.00.05 by the way, which are the latest I have found.

I'd like to try setting the date to the current, and see if it stays connected, I understand that date goes in every packet so it could be the cause of the connection reset from time to time.

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My guess is that there probably are a backup battery inside that has run out.

So try to open the device, find the battery and change it.

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but, isn't that the reason why the clock was lost? do you think changing the battery will restore the clock to the current time? I don't think so. –  Eugenio Miró Apr 28 '11 at 14:04
    
A lot of devices sync time with a ntp server, and therefore disables the possibility to set it manually. –  Johan Apr 29 '11 at 6:52
    
but this won't depend on the battery, right? it only needs to be turned on... or I'm wrong? –  Eugenio Miró Apr 30 '11 at 14:10
    
I think the battery is why you lost time, and I think ntp is why you can't set it manually. Two different things. –  Johan May 1 '11 at 10:04
    
so both of them are not working then... I can fix the battery but not NTP –  Eugenio Miró May 3 '11 at 2:27
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