Pfsense Date & Time



  • Hi,

    Scenario -: I'm using pfsense 2.1.

    Problem -:How I can update current Date & Time in pfsense. It shows me back Date & Time i.e SUN 3 JAN UTC 2010.

    Thanks in advance.



  • go to system ->general setup-> time zone and set  zone according to your country…

    did time reset after power off and on???
    if yes than youe motherboard CMOS Battery finished change th battery(cell)



  • No this thing is not work in my work. I can try with power off & on as well as reboot option.
    Did anyone have solution for same???



  • Ok, so it didn't work. What steps did you take to check that it didn't work? Have you checked the date/time in the BIOS at startup? Have you checked that the correct timezone is set as suggested by ishtiaqaj? For that matter, what date/time are you getting? Is it the correct date but out of sync by a few hours? Or is it set to something like 1990? The latter would suggest a CMOS battery issue.



  • @muswellhillbilly:

    Ok, so it didn't work. What steps did you take to check that it didn't work? Have you checked the date/time in the BIOS at startup? Have you checked that the correct timezone is set as suggested by ishtiaqaj? For that matter, what date/time are you getting? Is it the correct date but out of sync by a few hours? Or is it set to something like 1990? The latter would suggest a CMOS battery issue.

    Steps -: General Setup -> Timezone -> Choose timezone then reboot or power off or on the pfsense.
    No i'm not getting correct date it show me old date & time Fri Jan 1 4:10:52 UTC 2010, Their is no CMOS battery issue.



  • @ashi_220:

    No i'm not getting correct date it show me old date & time Fri Jan 1 4:10:52 UTC 2010, Their is no CMOS battery issue.

    Your time is over six years out. I repeat, have you checked the date/time in your system BIOS at bootup?



  • @muswellhillbilly:

    @ashi_220:

    No i'm not getting correct date it show me old date & time Fri Jan 1 4:10:52 UTC 2010, Their is no CMOS battery issue.

    Your time is over six years out. I repeat, have you checked the date/time in your system BIOS at bootup?

    Yeah, Now it is changed & show me current date & time. I change Date/time in BIOS settings.
    But one thing that how it is changed & getting six year old date/time when i was not change any date/time settings??

    Thank u very much :)



  • Configure a NTP server under System>General Setup.



  • @ashi_220:

    how it is changed & getting six year old date/time when i was not change any date/time settings??

    My guess is that your CMOS battery may be running low generally, though maybe not enough to bomb out completely. Might be worth replacing it in the long run, and also do what cmb suggests and set an NTP server in your settings.



  • @cmb:

    Configure a NTP server under System>General Setup.

    Already configure NTP server.



  • @muswellhillbilly:

    @ashi_220:

    how it is changed & getting six year old date/time when i was not change any date/time settings??

    My guess is that your CMOS battery may be running low generally, though maybe not enough to bomb out completely. Might be worth replacing it in the long run, and also do what cmb suggests and set an NTP server in your settings.

    I think their may be issue of CMOS battery. I had already configure NTP server.


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