[ntp:questions] Windows time question.
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu May 5 21:40:48 UTC 2011
> Not that accurate, within a second for what I need when traveling for
> work. But I often as not find the last choice of server(s)
> problematical, for some odd reason. Many hotel internet seems to be
> tunneled somewhere else, before it gets out to the wider www, with all
> the hidden latency and filtering etc.
> I did try synching with the office server via VPN, but that didn't work
> either. When I can get a vpn (one of three choices) up and working that
> is. Many hotels prevent vpn usage too!
> I guess, I could dive into the laptop, and find out why it's cmos clock
> keeps drifting as much as it does.
I would try first using an accurate server (home or work) directly, and
see how your PC performs. That sets a best-case limit, and over hotel
Wi-Fi it will be worse. I'm surprised it's as bad as more than a second
out - but I'll have my portable with me this weekend and if the hotel has
Wi-Fi I'll see what I get if I have the chance.
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