Abstract:The speed of execution of our orders is crucial in trading whatever the type of trading we use. This guide explains how to measure your latency to your broker's server in different operating systems.Article:Network latency [1] in a packet-switched network is measured either one-way (the time from the source sending a packet to the destination receiving it), or round-trip (the one-way latency from source to destination plus the one-way latency from the destination back to the source).We will learn how to measure the latency or time needed by our orders to reach the broker's server. We want to minimize this time, or eventually choosing a nearest server or broker if possible.The proposed solution is a 3 step method.Know your broker's IPDetermine reachability of the IPMeasure the latencyWINDOWSStep 1: Know your broker's server IP1.1 Start Button -> Run
1.2 Type cmd and press OK1.3 The previous command will open the MS-DOS console. Close all your network programs at this point.1.4 Type netstat and note the connections you see. These are the remaining open connections that we didn't close in the previous step.1.5 Open your platform (JForex, Metatrader, ...) and type netstat again. [/1]…
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