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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Sep 2 03:47:30 EDT 2016

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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