Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by jmis, Feb 1, 2004.
how do i sync my computer clock with tws clock? it's currently about 3 minutes faster. thanks
Sync it with actual time
you're new to computers aren't you? double click your computer clock and change the time!
Just a thought
here is a cool clock thingy. exacto time--way more accurate than my wristwatches and its free. LOL !
It won't necessarily sync with TWS, but..
If you're running XP then double-click the time in your Taskbar, go to the Internet Time and set it to sync with one of the web's time servers automatically.
For Windows 2000, etc., search for a little utility called Neutron. It runs on startup, syncs to a time server, and then exits each time you log in.
I was impressed that this simple facility finally made it into Windows. Until I tried it, and found out that it doesn't set it exactly right - it's off by a few seconds, which doesn't work for me. Like it would have been hard for them to do it right
I use "NISTime", which is available (free) from the NIST (the folks that run the atomic clocks): http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/service/its.htm
I run it from my Windows startup directory. A little quirky to get set up properly (the author's native environment is clearly not Windows ), but it works well.
WARNING: You can get sucked in and spend more time than you will ever have, exploring the wonderful world of time synchronization
AboutTime - freeware - careware
I use this
This link will also ping and psynch ur time on start up or at your request .... been using it for the last year and half like it ......
I must be missing something ..... Windows 2000 and Windows XP come out of the box with the ability to sync with an external timeserver on the internet: on Windows xp the setup is point and click. On windows 2000 it is a few commands at the command line.
Why would you want to risk contaminating your system with external virusware or adware if this functionality is built - in ?
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