wireless broadband

Crap Buddist

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Well I have used one. Most platforms advise against . And state preferance of using a fixed connection if you can. How frequently you trading ?
 

NetTecture

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The main problem is latency - we talk of about 1 second here for the phone line coding. This means scalping etc. is out - but if your approach prepares trades (preenters them), then it is definitely usable.
 

0007

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I use a Vodafone mobile stick for when I'm travelling. Works ok for spreadbetting. Biggest problem is reception - Ok in 3G area but v slow (though just about useable on GPRS).

I keep it as emergency backup also - works fine on my home system in a decent signal area. For £15 /month its a cheap backup.
 

everyonerich

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1.) ask your broker whats their server ip address

2.) connect your usb wireless thingy

3.) for win xp user, click Start --> Run type "cmd" without quote in the box and click OK. A black box will appear and able for you to type some command

4.) without quote type "ping" 192.10.10.1 (the ip address that broker gave you) and press enter


you should see something like this
Pinging google.com [74.125.67.100] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 74.125.67.100: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=236
Reply from 74.125.67.100: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=236
Reply from 74.125.67.100: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=236
Reply from 74.125.67.100: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=236

notice the red text i highlighted, ms = miliseconds, if the number you get is HIGHER, that means your connection is slower, the SMALLER the numbers you get the faster your connection to your platform. to compare this usb wireless with your fixed telephone line, repeat the above step with your fixed line, and ping the ipaddress to see how fast is your connection.
 
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new_trader

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1.) ask your broker whats their server ip address

2.) connect your usb wireless thingy

3.) for win xp user, click Start --> Run type "cmd" without quote in the box and click OK. A black box will appear and able for you to type some command

4.) without quote type "ping" 192.10.10.1 (the ip address that broker gave you) and press enter


you should see something like this


notice the red text i highlighted, ms = miliseconds, if the number you get is HIGHER, that means your connection is slower, the SMALLER the numbers you get the faster your connection to your platform. to compare this usb wireless with your fixed telephone line, repeat the above step with your fixed line, and ping the ipaddress to see how fast is your connection.

If you're using windows an even more impressive (but equally useless) test is:

tracert [address]

You will get a slightly different result each time.
try tracert "www.google.com" (Without quotes)
 

new_trader

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not sure whats the difference
heres useful explanation : Tracert and Ping Tutorial - understanding traceroute and ping results

There is no difference, they are equally pointless if trying determine whether or not you should trade using a wireless USB thingy. If you think +/- Xms is going to make a difference to your trading you shouldn't be in this game.

I have made many trades with a wireless USB thingy and there is no problem. None, nil, zip, nought, zippo, zero etc...I don't need to ping or pong or ying or yang.

Do you see what I mean? I have traded many times with a wireless USB thingy....do you get it? I'm not giving an opinion I am giving a FACT. I didn't ask my broker if it was OK nor do I ping my orders :LOL:
 

everyonerich

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There is no difference, they are equally pointless if trying determine whether or not you should trade using a wireless USB thingy. If you think +/- Xms is going to make a difference to your trading you shouldn't be in this game.

I have made many trades with a wireless USB thingy and there is no problem. None, nil, zip, nought, zippo, zero etc...I don't need to ping or pong or ying or yang.

Do you see what I mean? I have traded many times with a wireless USB thingy....do you get it? I'm not giving an opinion I am giving a FACT. I didn't ask my broker if it was OK nor do I ping my orders :LOL:

youre most likely in 3G coverage zone, not sure whats the coverage area in uk.
 

0007

Senior member
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1.) ask your broker whats their server ip address

2.) connect your usb wireless thingy

3.) for win xp user, click Start --> Run type "cmd" without quote in the box and click OK. A black box will appear and able for you to type some command

4.) without quote type "ping" 192.10.10.1 (the ip address that broker gave you) and press enter


you should see something like this


notice the red text i highlighted, ms = miliseconds, if the number you get is HIGHER, that means your connection is slower, the SMALLER the numbers you get the faster your connection to your platform. to compare this usb wireless with your fixed telephone line, repeat the above step with your fixed line, and ping the ipaddress to see how fast is your connection.

You can also just ping the url eg "trade2win.com" - makes it a bit easier.

But as NewTrader has said - it's no problem trading with one of those dongle thingys.
 

new_trader

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youre most likely in 3G coverage zone, not sure whats the coverage area in uk.

It doesn't make that much difference. The data transfer rate needed isn't very high. I think the max I ever saw was around 7Kbit/second for the ES. The average is about 1.5Kbit/s which can easily be handled by even the slowest internet connection.
 
 
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