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Okay I just read some stuff BigMike wrote on internet connection, basically he said that trading a few symbols takes up stuff all bandwidth and that the main focus is rather on latency, he also stated that satellite latency is terrible compared to landline.

This may make sense because when I said I'm getting 320ms of latency to Sydney I conducted the test tethered to my mobile phone internet (which I'm currently still on), CQG said it should only be around 10ms so when my quota renews for my boarding room internet hopefully this afternoon I will conduct another latency test via landline.

Assuming it reads roughly what CQG said then I would assume they are also right about the latency via Sydney/Chicago also, fingers crossed.


Thanks for the help guys, hopefully I have this one figured out.

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I've scalped on NT7 with my iPhone hotspot with maybe 3-4 MB/sec connection speed and 100 ms latency, and orders take maybe 1/2 second to turn green. This has never been a problem even with aggressive scalping. I do always make sure I have SL in place in case the connection dies.

Loosing a connection is far worse than slow speed.

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@sam028 can probably give you a better idea. I'm sure he's familiar with lagtime issues from Australia to CME. My impression is that there are many Australian traders who don't have that great an issue, but I'm not really familiar with the situation there. I was commenting on the general question of a colocated server near CME in Chicago, more than the original issue you raised regarding your access from Australia. (Sorry for the tangent.)

Bob.

From Australia to CQG Chicago it's around 250 ms.

@Revan: your bandwidth is fine, the market data don't need a lot.
Whatever you do, being connected to CQG servers in Australia you will still get 250 ms-300 ms latency so you should be careful during news and very volatile times.

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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.

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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.

CQG servers are not pingable, so to get an idea of the latency tracert can be used (tracert cqginsyd001i.cqgnet.com for a CQG server in Sydney).

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That's good to know...

Hi Sam,
That's good to know about tracert. In the past (on Windows servers) I have also used pathping. It gives a tracert-like legend of the paths to the target, and also shows where you may have issues with the links between the hops.

On pathping I used a -q 5 switch, which gives the number of queries per hop. This is kinda like tracert's -h switch. but, the output you get is a little different.

Good to know that there are local servers (wide area file systems...WAFS) that Revan can ping to check on his CQG traffic latency.

Thanks,
Eric.

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From Australia to CQG Chicago it's around 250 ms.

@Revan: your bandwidth is fine, the market data don't need a lot.
Whatever you do, being connected to CQG servers in Australia you will still get 250 ms-300 ms latency so you should be careful during news and very volatile times.

Sure thing, I am trading the slower/thicker markets so hopefully that will aid those moments, always good to have a tech's input, cheers.

For the sake of the thread I ended up running the landline test and my ping to Sydney is now 30ms, the ping from my computer to Sydney then to Chicago is 300ms, as previously forecasted.

Edit: I'm not with CQG I just sent them an email enquiry. fyi.

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