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Started by mememe on Jan 3, 2019 7:58:09 AM
Network/ISP time wrong

I have a couple of clocks (both Pure branded as it happens) that get their time from the internet. I just got home after christmas, plugged them in and they are both showing the wrong time - they're showing GMT when I need them to show CET.

I have tried adjusting the time zone, I have tried setting them manually, I have tried restarting the router/modem, but they are still an hour behind.

Any ideas? It's the sort of thing that drives me nuts.

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carterbrandon - 03 Jan 2019 08:43:14 (#1 of 47)

Pure's a UK brand isn't it? Does it have one of those Tim Martin bosses that wants right out of Europe?

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:45:12 (#2 of 47)

To be fair Network/ISP time wrong isn't strictly true as you're just unable to set the time zone.

<reattaches tape to glasses>

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 08:47:34 (#3 of 47)

Yes, fair point. But it's still bloody annoying.

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:53:01 (#4 of 47)

Do they have an app?

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:53:34 (#5 of 47)

Or some other means of setting them up? A manual?

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 08:53:36 (#6 of 47)

No, I think they predate all that.

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 08:54:02 (#7 of 47)

I have looked at the manual.

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:54:49 (#8 of 47)

Do you have a link?

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 08:55:25 (#9 of 47)

To the manual?

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:56:19 (#10 of 47)

Preferably. Failing that, a link to the model.

hailesaladdie - 03 Jan 2019 08:58:41 (#11 of 47)

I think some of them need you to do a factory reset and re-select the timezone in the initial setup.

Failing that, move all your dealings over to GMT. You know it makes sense.

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 08:59:09 (#12 of 47)

If all else fails you could do a network trace to see where it's going (using NTP, I presume) and redirect them to a Raspberry Pi that pretends CET is GMT. Or take them back as being unfit for purpose.

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 09:00:30 (#13 of 47)

https://support-uk.pure.com/en/downloads/manual-92

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 09:01:22 (#14 of 47)

I fear they may be too old to take back these days. It could, however, be an excuse to buy an Echo Dot to use as a clock radio.

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 09:02:02 (#15 of 47)

Do I mean an echo dot? I mean the one with the round display

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 09:07:41 (#16 of 47)

Apparently they get the time via DAB. As stut says, a reset might work.

mememe - 03 Jan 2019 09:08:12 (#17 of 47)

I shall give it a go. Thanks!

HoHoHoff - 03 Jan 2019 09:09:25 (#18 of 47)

Section 1.2 shows selecting the time zone on initial setup.

Verdigris - 03 Jan 2019 09:10:58 (#19 of 47)

Apparently they get the time via DAB.



I wonder if the very high atmospheric pressure is allowing the clocks to get a time signal from Blighty rather than Forrin?

hailesaladdie - 03 Jan 2019 09:11:52 (#20 of 47)

> Apparently they get the time via DAB.

To the fish market!

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