IB, anyone having problems to log in?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Fishbird, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Fishbird

    Fishbird

    Hi

    I am located in Germany and have now tried for a good 4 hours to log into TWS.
    No replies to two E-mails and chat is crashing so i am asking here.

    Yesterday all was fine.
     
  2. zdreg

    zdreg

    switch server to UK or call IB.
     
  3. Fishbird

    Fishbird

    Thanks zdreg

    I changed the ini to:

    [Communication]
    Peer=gw2.ibllc.com:4001

    and Bingo.

    Before it was gw1.
    What server is this?
    How many servers does IB have?

    Thanks again
     
  4. zdreg

    zdreg

    what is ini
    what does the remain part refer to?

    I changed the ini to:

    [Communication]
    Peer=gw2.ibllc.com:4001
     
  5. Fishbird

    Fishbird

    In the JTS folder i clicked on the jts.ini folder and there i changed

    Peer=gw1.ibllc.com:4001
    to
    Peer=gw2.ibllc.com:4001

    The servers are now changed but i dont know to which one.
    Maybe there is a better way of doing this.
     
  6. zdreg

    zdreg

    good trading.
     
  7. EMZ

    EMZ

    Logging in works ok.

    After the latest update to I've lost the DDE API connectivity.
    I reverted back to the previous TWS and the DDE API works.
     
  8. what exactly is this all about? i'm having similar problems sometimes. could someone from ib give us a hint about these settings, please? (btw. - i'm from europe too)
     
  9. Please do not manipulate this setting. All accounts are set to connect on gw1. If gw1 is full, IB automatically routes the connection request to another gate way.

    Fishbird,

    Please PM your user name and the message you received when attempting to log in.