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FRITZ!Box 3370 Service

Configuring time synchronization (NTP) for FRITZ!Box and network devices

You can configure an NTP (Network Time Protocol) time server on the Internet in the FRITZ!Box. The FRITZ!Box then synchronizes its time with the specified time server. In addition, the FRITZ!Box itself provides a time server that your computer and other devices in the home network can then obtain the exact time from.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The time server is not available if the FRITZ!Box shares the Internet connection of another router ("IP client mode"). In this case, configure a time server in the other router.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

Setting up the time server

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Enter the NTP time server on the Internet that the FRITZ!Box should synchronize its time with.

    Note:Normally it is not necessary to change the pre-configured NTP time server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org. You can find a list of alternative NTP time servers here.

  5. Enable the option "Making FRITZ!Box available as a time server in the home network".
  6. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Setting the time zone

By default, the FRITZ!Box automatically sets the time zone when it connects to the Internet. However, you can also set the time zone in the FRITZ!Box manually:

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Region and Language" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Time Zone" tab.
  4. Enable the "Set the time zone manually" option.
  5. From the drop-down list, select the difference between your time zone and GMT (in hours).

    Example:
    You are using your FRITZ!Box in Greece. Select "GMT +01 hour" from the drop-down list to manually set your time zone in the FRITZ!Box.

  6. If you are using the FRITZ!Box in a country that has daylight savings, enable the option "Enable daylight savings time".
  7. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

2 Configuring a network device to synchronize its time with the FRITZ!Box

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "X" and select "Control Panel" from the context menu.
  2. Click "Clock, Language, and Region" and then "Set the time and date".
  3. Click the "Internet Time" tab in the "Date and Time" window, and then click "Change settings...".
  4. Enter fritz.box in the "Server" field in the "Internet Time Settings" window.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now Windows will automatically synchronize the time with the FRITZ!Box's time server on a regular basis.

Windows 7

  1. Click the time display in the notification area of the Windows task bar (Systray).
  2. Click "Change date and time settings...".
  3. Click the "Internet Time" tab in the "Date and Time" window, and then click "Change settings...".
  4. Enter fritz.box in the "Server" field in the "Internet Time Settings" window.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now Windows will automatically synchronize the time with the FRITZ!Box's time server on a regular basis.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder and click "Applications".
  2. Click "System Preferences" and "Date & Time".
  3. Enable the option "Set date and time automatically" and enter fritz.box in the field.

Now macOS will automatically synchronize the time with the FRITZ!Box's time server on a regular basis.

Other operating systems

  • Configure the network devices to synchronize their time with the "fritz.box" time server.

    Note:The manufacturer of the operating system can provide you with information on the procedure.
    There are free applications (NTP clients) for synchronizing with NTP time servers available on the Internet for many operating systems.