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Verifying NTP Access for Your CloudBox: A Step-by-Step Guide
Verifying NTP Access for Your CloudBox: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-Step Guide to Verify NTP Access for Your CloudBox

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Written by Dustin
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Verifying your CloudBox is receiving NTP

  1. Connect your CloudBox to an HDMI monitor and use a USB mouse to navigate.

  2. Right-click until you access the main settings page.

  3. In the upper-right corner, you'll find the date/time in UTC (Universal Time Code), not local time.

  4. Ensure that the time is set to UTC. Manually adjusting it otherwise can disrupt accurate stream playback tracking."

If you've verified that your CloudBox isn't receiving NTP, you can employ the following test to determine if NTP is the only issue affecting your CloudBox's connectivity.

Manually Updating the CloudBox's Time: A Step-by-Step Guide

Important Note: These settings will not be saved if the CloudBox experiences a power reset. This test serves two primary purposes: firstly, to help diagnose whether NTP is causing connectivity problems with your CloudBox, and secondly, to enable temporary streaming ability while you share this information with your IT team for firewall configuration review.

Step 1. From the main screen select Settings

Step 2. Select More settings

Step 3. Scroll Down and select system

Step 4. Then Select Date & Time

Step 5. Using the mouse de-select "use network-provided time"

Step 6. Then Select Date

Step 7. Change the date to today's date to the current time in UTC then select ok

Step 8. Now go to Time

Step 9. Then update the time to the current time in UTC (NOT LOCAL TIME)

Step 10. To restore your music playback, simply right-click your way to the CloudBox's main menu and select the Pandora CloudCover app. If the NTP was the sole hindrance to your streaming experience, your music should now resume.

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