Now, obviously, if you're not fiddling with the clock rate, there's no need to be doing this as often as shown there, but it's the same principle. This example would correct the time at 6AM daily. Paste these commands into Administration/Management/Additional Cron Jobs, and then Save/Apply.
Give a sec or 2 between each command. No reboot needed. Uptime will not be lost.
I have a cron job stopping and starting the process monitor on 2 wrt320n since the clock is running about 2 to 3 minutes faster per day. Other than having NTP do it's update when cycling the process monitor what else does the process monitor do?
I ONLY need the NTP to update at my scheduled request; isn't there a "better" way then cycling the process monitor? _________________ Dual-N Band Backbone Linking Dual Subnet to Upper and Lower Floors
--Upper Floor Newtork-- (Dual Subnet Cat6 Backbone)
Linksys E3000 K2.6 KONG-VPN 20575 Gateway
Linksys WRT320 (OC 500Mhz) K2.6 DDWRT 15962 VPN-Gateway
NetGear GS108Ev2 8-Port Smart Switch (802.1Q & 802.1P)
Linksys E3000 K2.6 KONG-VPN 20575 Dual-N AP Linking to Lower Floor + Dual DHCP Services
--Lower Floor Network-- (Dual Subnet Cat6 Backbone)
Linksys E3000 K2.6 KONG-VPN 20575 Dual-N RB Linking to Upper Floor
Linksys E2000 K2.6 KONG-VPN 20575 NG-Mixed AP + VAPs
Linksys WRH54G K2.4 EKO-MicroPlus 15508 (802.1Q 5-Port Smart Switch Only)
&& makes the commands execute sequentially on success
cheers _________________ Linksys WRT320N
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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:23 Post subject: On clocks and problems
My Asus 520gu has the clock_fix turned off...so it loses exactly 10 minutes an hour....this is what I use to fix the clock...Its on the Administration>>Management tab.
once per hour (since it's off by 10 minutes...I reset it every 50 minutes of router time)
I'm wondering if the NTP behavior is maybe what is causing some issues with WDS. I'm seeing my WDS link just "evaporate" after several days. The routers on both sides are working, but the WDS tunnel is down. And when I log into each router manually, I find that the clocks are off. Not always by much, but I'm thinking that if time is important for encryption, then it might just be off by enough to disrupt the tunnel. Does that make any sense?
I find that when I simply click Administration:Apply Settings on both, the time syncs back up and the tunnel comes back up by itself.
If my suspicion is right, this could be what is effecting WDS on some routers in general, considering that any router that is hardwired to an internet connection gets its time updated pretty quick (at boot time and within 120s), whereas any WDS nodes that are remote will be stuck sitting in the '70s. Basically a race condition: does the tunnel negotiate successfully in 1970 or fail in 2011.
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:17 Post subject: Re: On clocks and problems
but I'm thinking that if time is important for encryption,
It's not. _________________ SIG:
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