Isp--no Dial-up Two Hour Cut-off

ianh

Member
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Trader333, or anyone else who knows?

I notice that you used to work using a dial-up connection before Broadband was installed.
How did this cope with transmitting your trades.
I ask, because I am just about to move my office to home, & there is no broadband there.

ianh
 

oatman

Senior member
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I'm with Eclipse and they cut you off at 2 hours now. If you think there's a busy spell coming up just cut and reconnect. At least you know you're OK for a while. I've just got it set to redial, there's not much else you can do. Make sure you put a Stop in "somewhere" if you've got a pos, just in case.

Good luck,
 

Henry

Active member
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ianh said:
Trader333, or anyone else who knows?

I notice that you used to work using a dial-up connection before Broadband was installed.
How did this cope with transmitting your trades.
I ask, because I am just about to move my office to home, & there is no broadband there.

ianh

As mentioned earlier on this thread, ISDN is a good alternative if you cant get adsl, although it's more expensive admittedly. Response times are much faster than modem connections. You also have the advantage that if your ISP cuts you off after a couple of hours, the reconnection is so fast you're unlikely to even know it happened.

As for trading over dialup, a lot depends on your software. Deal4Frees software for example, is dog slow on anything but the worlds greatest specc'ed PC with the biggest connection you can get. IB on the other hand is quite happy with a modem connection. I think as long as you close your mail client, any instant messenger s/w etc whilst trading, dial-up will cope with most things.

H.
 

ianh

Member
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I have an IB account with the TWS installed on the machine, & esignal 7.4
I also plan to have direct access?
What do you think?

Ian
 

oatman

Senior member
2,879 22
I've got IB on one machine with ISDN and my price feed on another via satellite, but you can take feed off IB into Sierra which is what I'm experimenting with at the mo. Your line will slow down but it's one of those things you've got to get used to!


Good luck
 

Trader333

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Ianh,

IB is direct access ? did you mean a Level II direct access platform ? Anyway I did have esignal and IB with dial up and it worked fine for me although I guess there must have been some delay in getting the data but if so I didnt notice it.


Paul
 

Henry

Active member
177 2
ianh said:
I have an IB account with the TWS installed on the machine, & esignal 7.4
I also plan to have direct access?
What do you think?

Ian

Ian, I have exactly the same - esignal / tws (no L2 direct access) and it works fine on ISDN and standard dialup (I tend to get a 52k connection if ever I dial up).

H.
 

ianh

Member
75 2
Thanks Guys. This makes me feel a little better. It will be a real backward step after using a business broadband connection all the time, but I am going to try it.

Paul, Yes I mean Level II direct access. Did you have that?

Ian.
 
 
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