travelling laptop - set time & time zone

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A G Smith, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. A G Smith

    A G Smith Guest

    We are using Dell laptops while travelling or at field offices.

    We have to reset the clock and time zone, every time when we get to new
    locations. That is quite a hassle. Is there better ways to do this?

    Thank you.
     
    A G Smith, Mar 31, 2008
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  2. Er, all you have to do is change the timezone. What's the hassle? Do it
    when the plane lands - no need to constantly change while in the air, which
    is probably quite a hassle.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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  3. Oh you have to force an update on the Internet Time tab to see the corrected
    time, once you have wifi in the airport. There is no need to touch the time
    settings.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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  4. No, there is not. How can the laptop possibly know where it's physically
    located until you tell it?
     
    Richard G. Harper, Mar 31, 2008
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  5. A G Smith

    BobF. Guest

    It's not unreasonable for a casual user to think that your laptop will
    update its time when connecting to a WAP or LAN when you arrive in a new
    time zone. All routers have this information available. My call phone
    updates. Unfortunately, I haven't seen this implemented anywhere for
    laptops yet. It would be nice if you would have just stated that, instead
    on insulting the OP by stating "How can the laptop possibly know...". I can
    tell you how, and that it's possible.

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    Regards, BobF.
     
    BobF., Mar 31, 2008
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  6. Routers may get the time from nntp servers as well, but there is no way they
    can tell computers what timezone to use, and the reason why it is easy for
    mobile (cell phones) to update is because their exact global position is
    always known by triangulation, or even GPS these days. Some car clocks can
    get the time updated from radio waves, but there is not technology for
    laptops to use. It's not currently possible, and that is why it doesn't
    happen.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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  7. I've just been talking to my friend about any possible way that this might
    happen in the future, but the best we could come up with is by checking the
    GeoIP country data for the external IP address that the laptop next
    connects, but that would be very unreliable, as GeoIP data is not complete
    and is sometimes wrong. That would cause a lot of problems. As the
    internet works on Universal Time, there is no way it can be used for this.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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  8. A G Smith

    BobF. Guest

    BS

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    Regards, BobF.
     
    BobF., Mar 31, 2008
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  9. A G Smith

    BobF. Guest

    BS, look some more.

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    Regards, BobF.
     
    BobF., Mar 31, 2008
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  10. Incredible debating skills. Sounds like you really know what you are
    talking about.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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  11. A G Smith

    BobF. Guest

    Well since you missed the point to begin with, I had to consider the
    audience.
     
    BobF., Mar 31, 2008
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  12. Well, what was your point then? Was it that you confused devices that got
    time updates from national communication networks with internet devices,
    which work on Universal Time? If that was your point, I didn't miss it.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 31, 2008
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