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I just tested my internet speed its 2.6mb
Is that OK for trading? What speed do u people think traders should be using ?

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I just tested my internet speed its 2.6mb
Is that OK for trading? What speed do u people think traders should be using ?

I think it's enough, the latency is more important. Take a look here

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If it's 2.6 Mbps, that is plenty of bandwidth for trading unless you're doing something highly unusual.

Speed is more of a latency concern. Really depends on your physical location. Running different types of ping tests can give you clues. If it's a cable connection, looking at the diagnostic menu of your digital box will reveal the quality of your connection. You would see pixelation on your tv before you'd notice poor performance on your pc.

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Anyone in the last 2 days have problems to load historical Zenfire data in Ninjatrader? Im away from home and use a portable internet with 3 mbps. I dont know if this is the problem for load data.

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Thanks: 30,748 given, 91,785 received is good for checking bandwidth. Bandwidth is important for a lot of things, but not really trading. is good for checking latency. Latency is far more important than bandwidth in trading.


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I upgraded to fiber in my house, I got this :

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I upgraded to fiber in my house, I got this :

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very nice... how about some tests to your TT Gateway @ CROSSLAND, that would be an interesting one to see what latency exists over that fiber network as it exits off your vendor ... better yet, get VisualRoute and map it out, curious to see what EU is like in terms of latency within their networks before the cross the ocean...

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i thought, that I have only 15mbit, but it is little bit faster

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