Hi been having this "Current Time: Retrieivng" problem. BT help decided I had a faulty Hub4 and sent out new Hub4. New Hub4 set up and guess what BT help failed as I am still having access problems and as the unit is unable to retrieve the Time. We have a very active family and need access controls. BT is failing us again!
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Me too. Have done a complete system reset back to default settings and the current time is continually set as "retrieving" making the access controls completely useless (as like others with no time, there is no ability to set any time limits)
Is there any manual way to set the NTP server? I remember on older hubs there appeared to be?
Interestingly it appears the time server is down
PING ntp.homehub.btopenworld.com (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
Request timeout for icmp_seq 7
Request timeout for icmp_seq 8
Request timeout for icmp_seq 9
I'd just like to add my 50p's worth to say it's affecting me too. I also use Access Control to limit the time online for a teenager and it's extrememly irritating that this has now been unresolved by BT for days...
And to add another twist, if you install a brand new hub at the moment, it will attempt a firmware upgrade and get a firmware date of 01 Jan 0000.
Wonder whether that is going to cause a whole raft of issues further down the line.
I am currently stunned by the silence from BT on this. It has been days now and I think it's probably time that it made it on to the BBC web site. "BT fails to support parents with Access Controls for their children"
Poor show if you ask me.
I have India phoning me back unfortunately the gentleman fails to understand that if the time server where the hub gets its data is down, then the hub is not going to be able to retrieve the time. So far he was walked me very slowly through all the beginner stuff and now we're on a pause as I've had to put a pin in the back to press the reset button (no suprise that doesn't work).
I have a teenager too, the only alternative I have found is to tick the box and block the devices entirely and manually though you could turn on the "My Security Settings" by going to bt.com but then that screws up every computer in the house as it's a very blunt tool even if you block and allow specific websites, chances are that everyone will get blocked.
There's nothing the support desk can do for ytou with this problem so pointless ringing them. The problem is being investigted. Hopefully it will be resolved sooner rather than later.
I recommend everyone phones up India, seriously they are sending me a new home hub, the gentleman had not got a clue about time servers, that it was not responding, and that the hub didn't work after a hardware reset, so the "solution" is to send out a brand new hub.
Now I know that it's not going to solve the issue, that the only thing that will is probably turning on and off the NTP server (bit over simplified) but hell, it's a free hub 🙂