same account on two computers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hoodooman, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Is it possible to have the same IB account on two computers simultaneously.

    I'm having problems with my computer turning off while I'm trying to trade and have ordered another one. But I thought it might be good insurance to have my IB account open at the same time on each computer as a backup.

    All replies appreciated.
  2. NoBias


    You cannot have two instances of the same username open simultaneously. i.e. two computers.

    You can however obtain a 2nd username for your account in Account Management, which effectively allows you to run TWS on two separate computers simultaneously.

    I use my primary username associated with my API on my primary trading system. I use my secondary username for my portable devices as backup during the trading day.

    iPhone/Android - MobileTWS with 3G
    iPhone/Android - 3G tethered to Laptop
  3. Great reply NO BIAS. I appreciate it.
  4. Bob111


    yep..i have like 3-4 users on same account,running on separate PC's for separate systems.different user/password/card.