[solved] Time Zone setting

How do I change the timezone of the router?

figured it out through command line after accessing the device through ssh

# uci set system.@system[0].timezone=UTC
# reboot

ref: https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/base-system/system_configuration
for timezone database - click here

curious to know if this can be done using the GUI?

the timezone of the router is rarely used, but if there is a use case we should pay attention to it.

for me the use case was to bypass librerouter rebooting itself every 27hrs. because that was a bit random and couple of times it rebooted in the middle of a conference call. so i put a cronjob to reboot at 4am everyday (as we discussed). but it rebooted at 09.30am. i initially thought that the cronjob didn’t work and that this reboot was part of that 27hr cycle. soon i realised it is the timezone difference and it did reboot at 4am but UTC. so to set this right and not get confused while scheduling anything in the future, i wanted to change the timezone of the router. also that is localization no.