External router date/time stamp

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I recently purchased a Netgear AC1750 Nighthawk model R6700v2 router due to the strength of the WiFi signal from the Exede modem being too weak for me to connect outside my house.  Yesterday I was looking at the traffic logs and noticed that the date/time stamp is off.  The time is exactly 2 hours behind my Eastern Standard time which I attribute to this being a satellite connection and the info being pulled from a server in another time zone.  But, the date is showing a date back in April 2017.  Why wouldn't the date be accurate?  I looked around trying to find a way to manually set the date but came up with nothing.  Anybody have an idea?  Thanks.....Don
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Most routers allow you to specify your time zone as well as an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server (or pool of servers) that is used to synchronize time and date. Mine (ASUS) uses pool.ntp.org (a pool of global servers used to synchronize date/time) by default. You might want to check to see what your's is configured for.   
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Thanks Old Labs, that worked.  Appreciate te help.