5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2009 12:33 PM by Peter M

    Can nolt sync computer time

      When I boughtr computer with trial version of McAfee I could sync time but when i purchased Version 9.3 Trime sync stoped working. Port 123 is checked. Use Visa Home.Any suggestions.
        • 1. RE: Can nolt sync computer time
          Peter M
          This issue used to be reported fairly frequently, but not recently. Have you got a checkmark against Network Time Protocol in the firewall section in Security Center which really shouldn't be necessary as system services are silently allowed by McAfee?

          There was also an issue in Vista with network time not synching but that was supposed to have been dealt with ages ago - make sure Vista is up to date with all updates whether critical or not. Have you tried using a different time server when you call up the System Clock?

          Also make sure that you don't have Windows Firewall turned on, or any other firewall for that matter.

          Also advise if you are behind a proxy....such as those found in Universities.
          • 2. Time Sync
            I have tried everything I know,(which is very little) and I still can not sync. Everyone twells me I should be able to but I can't. What is a Proxy??
            • 3. RE: Time Sync
              Peter M
              A proxy is, as I already stated, something you would find in a University or some businesses where they have a firewall blocking everything.

              Double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center
              Click Advanced Menu (bottom left)
              Click Configure (left)
              Click Internet & Network (top left)
              Click Advanced (right)
              Click System Services (left)
              Check the item "Network Time Protocol (port 123)
              Click Apply and OK.

              Are you behind any other firewall?????

              What is your operating system and service pack and what other protection software do you have?
              • 4. Time Sync
                I removed McAfee and still have the problem, so McAfee is eliminated. (I have since reinstalled and did what you said to do about port123). I am using VISA Home premium Service pack 1 with the latest updates.
                • 5. RE: Time Sync
                  Peter M
                  Best post on a Vista forum such as http://www.vistax64.com/ - they're pretty good and I've got lots of help there.