IB - Proxy Server Woes

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ShoeshineBoy, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. I've used IB's basic TWS at my work for months now and love it. However, we just got moved to the corporate headquarters where they have a proxy server for all internet connections. Now TWS does not work - I cannot even load it. The help desk at IB said I was hosed because TWS used a secured port which is not allowed generally by a proxy server.

    Is there any way around this (that won't get me fired)? The only suggestion IB's tech guy had was buy a mobile PDA and load TWS.

    Is there any other solution or do I need to just switch brokers? Surely I'm not the only one that has run into this...