[time-nuts] What's the best Windows 10 ntp client?

STR . strykar at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 2 04:18:02 EDT 2016


It uses NTP and you can set the servers you like in its (typically) C:\Program Files (x86)\NTP\etc \ntp.conf

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From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of David J Taylor
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] What's the best Windows 10 ntp client?

At my amateur radio club we have Internet access via a WiFi dongle with a Pay As You Go card. A Windows 10 PC is only powered up while we are there, so on around 2-4 hours per week.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be the most suitable software to run on our Windows 10 PC to set the time correct?

Someone installed "Dimension 4"


As far as I can see, this takes the time from one single NTP server, which I believe is not a good idea.  However,  given we only run the PC on 2-4 hours per week,  maybe no ntp client will work well,  but I would have thought using multiple servers being better than one.

I am wondering if anyone has any better suggestions for software. .


Why not use the reference implementation - here for Windows:


Works with the NTP Pool selecting multiple servers.  For modes requiring better than 0.1 seconds accuracy consider adding a GPS/PPS to the PC. 
Performance available with NTP:


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