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Tell me about internet speed

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ping -t targetname

Hi Revan,
Form an IT perspective you can open up a command prompt (in Windows) and type in ping -t targetname...

Like >ping -t Google

And this starts a continuous ping going towards the target's ipname, or you could use an IP address.

We often do this on our internal networks to see if an address is dropping packets. You may have a really low latency on a set of connections but one end may be "flapping in the breeze". If you have a connection that is fairly stable and is not dropping packets, I would echo the sentiment of the others in the room...don't worry too much about the latency issues. Make sure you can always get through to your broker/dealer to close out your position if something bad happens.

Eric.

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