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    Which port does the Time sync on Windows 7 Use to poll the external time sync stations?
    I am not able to use the internet time for some reason, and suspect that my external firewall is perhaps blocking that port. I doubt that it is any of the standard internet ports, cause that machine does have web access.

    Reason I am trying to use this, is the Win7 PC is a HTPC, my atomic clock on the wall is accurate, my pc's clock is consistently slow, this obviously makes for interesting recordings when I am scheduling shows to be recorded.

    Also - I have a small usb powered GPS unit, is it possible to set that up as my time clock?

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    I've disabled the "windows time" service and gone exclusively with Dimension 4 v5.0
    It's proven to be a faithfull little time keeping app. Take a look.
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    Thanks - I'll give that a shot and see what happens - It is getting frustrating having my Scheduled shows be off by 10 minutes ( or more )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew R View Post
    Which port does the Time sync on Windows 7 Use to poll the external time sync stations?
    I am not able to use the internet time for some reason, and suspect that my external firewall is perhaps blocking that port. I doubt that it is any of the standard internet ports, cause that machine does have web access.
    W32time uses UDP port 123.

    Joe

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    You can increase the frequency of synchronisation of the Windows Internet Time service (default 7 days) via a simple registry change.

    If you are a fan of the Command Prompt window, the utility CMDTIME3 (direct link to 57 kB download) does a good job:

    * CmdTime 3.0 (c) Jury Gerasimov, 2000-2002.
    * Adjusting time via Internet Time Servers.
    * Contact author: http://www.softshape.com

    Connecting uk.pool.ntp.org... OK (response time = 1140 ms).

    Current time : 10/03/2010 06:07:35
    Suggested time : 10/03/2010 06:07:35
    Inaccuracy : 00:00:00

    Time is set to 10/03/2010 06:07:35 successfully
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    I use NetTime, old but good.

    cheers, Paul

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