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Mirus/Zen-Fire connection drops

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Could be the router? Change it.

Happened when I swap my Dlink DIR-655 for the Asus RT-N16. The Asus dropped the connection occasionally.

Switched back to Dlink DIR-655.

Alternatively, if you want a powerful router. Get an obsolete P3 or P4, equip with 2 gigabit LAN cards and run pfSense open source router. Stable, powerful, you can prioritize your feed as NUMBER 1 on the port and list and make sure that the feed as an open road to your trading computer without lag.

Download speed is not what we want in trading. It is ping response.

http://www.pingtest.com

Find the server closest to Chicago, because the exchange servers are in Chicago.

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Running with two internet connections

I have been running with two internet connections simultaneously. I am using a router that will auto-switch in case of primary connection fails.

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Zenfire lagging


I often see data lagging around 8:30am and 10:00am EST. Data will just flushing out like 20-30 bars in an instant. This is problem obvious in range charts than time based charts.

For example, in 2 range chart, 12-23-2009 10:00AM EST

I have receive feedback from other forum that this is not really a problem because that is when the market news comes out. Market volume often suddenly spike.



Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Zen Fire

I use to have data connection problems, but I replaced my router and the problem went away. Haven't had a problem for a long time, you may loose the historical data connection on off hours but that has not posed a problem for me yet.


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I have been running with two internet connections simultaneously. I am using a router that will auto-switch in case of primary connection fails.

pfSense does have round-robin load balancing. This means that it takes the feed from both WAN links as a passing baton.

You can even configure it as "take the one with the fastest ping". Etc.

These BSD or Linux full blown x86 routers are the stuff the Cisco has been selling for ages. If you open like a Nokia IP330 firewall, it is an AMD PC inside with 1 WAN and 2 LAN cards.

But nothing like a fast ping for feed or streaming. Some brokers in Singapore a paying the carrier like 10K USD to maintain this fast ping line to the US exchanges.

Before any trade is done, you have lost 10K US monthly.

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Yep me too had to change my DSL router to stop my feed breaks.
Pretty annoying situation easily solved with a cheaper router (in my case).

Check also if your router has some special features activated, like special protocols handling (voip, etc) because that usually it's a problem also.

I just want the feed traffic to flow along the router without no big "interventions" from the router.

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I often see data lagging around 8:30am and 10:00am EST. Data will just flushing out like 20-30 bars in an instant. This is problem obvious in range charts than time based charts.

For example, in 2 range chart, 12-23-2009 10:00AM EST

I have receive feedback from other forum that this is not really a problem because that is when the market news comes out. Market volume often suddenly spike.



Any input would be greatly appreciated.

It is not a problem, it is when news comes out. The ticks are not lagging. They are just above and below your range bar limit, and are coming in quick succession, so it paints a lot of range bars.

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I'm on Mirus/Zen as well. No problems here.

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I want to run parallel two internet connections, so that if one fails, the other start seamlessly without disrupting my zenfire data feed. Please advise as regards any special hardware I require and other settings... Right now I have a cable connection and the other one is a USB broadband device that plugs in my laptop directly.

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2 internet feeds


I have 2 internet feeds, however only 1 is hooked up to my computer. I have the cable for the other sitting next to my computer in case of failure. I know that isn't the best, but at least that is something......i'm not a computer guy, but perhaps putting both internet connections into a switch and then connecting your computer to the switch would create a continuous connection.....

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