System time is off on client and dropping connection. Where is the setting to disable this feature and what is the reason for it?

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I have a couple of clients with the incorrect system time, therefore they are dropping their connection. The incorrect time is a pretty low priority issue at the moment, and they need to keep their connection. I have not been able to find this in the Zone Director and wondering where I can find it and shut if off, at least for now. Also, what is the reasoning behind this setting? The only thing I can think of would be for logging purposes. Maybe I'm forgetting something...

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Zone Director Info:
Model ZD3050
Version 9.3.0.0 build 87
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Evan Prunty

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Posted 4 years ago

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Max O'Driscoll, AlphaDog

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On a ZD1100 time settings are on configure/system...scroll down to system time.
It's a start!
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Keith - Pack Leader

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The system time setting only affects the wlan time-based on/off feature and log files viewed via the web UI. Internally the ZD uses UTC/GMT.

It's not clear to me what's going on here - AP's shouldn't care what the time setting on a client is. I think the time setting being off is a red-herring and something else is going on to cause the disconnect.
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So, if the system time on the client is a couple of hours off, that shouldn't have anything to do with the connection?

Example:
Time 11:30 AM
ZD Time 11:30 AM
Client Time 9:21 PM

That will not make a difference, correct?
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Keith - Pack Leader

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Slight possibility of some issue with the TLS cert, but the easy way to test is to create an open, unencrypted wlan and see if they can connect there.