Are other IB users exeriencing the same connectivity issues that I'm having with IB? I have a high speed cable internet connection and run the minimum of progs on my XP yet often (once a week at least) I'm bumped offline and the IB trading platform appears to be the culprit. My ping rate for google is approx 35 ms but for the IB server it is often 105ms+ I'm using the latest standalone version on my desktop. This problem seems to have gotten worse the last few months or so. Any comments or suggestions folks? Please don't bother with the IB is crap stuff though...I'm aware of their limitations but thus far the pros outweigh the cons. I'd contact IB but they're not always so helpful. I'm also considering opening up another minor account with a different brokerage for medium term trading. I've used IB in combo with Ensign for at least 5 years.