VPN for Trading

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Ridu, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Ridu


    Hi, I'm trading out of China as as such the internet access can be pretty patchy at best. I'm looking for a fast and secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) from a reputable company to help speed up connections to my broker, price feed etc.... Can anyone please make any recommendations?
    Many thanks
  2. bctrader


    i don't think a VPN will help you if the link you are using to the internet is spotty ...

    .. what you need is some other way to connect to the internet ..

    perhaps satellite? ..
  3. Ridu


    Had considered Satellite, but I heard there's quite a bit of latency which wouldn't be practical for trading - I have a VPN at the moment which helps speed things up most of the time, but sometimes it's overloaded and slows down (I know this because if I turn it off and browse normally, the existing ADSL can occasionally be quicker than going through the VPN.) It works OK 70% of the time, but I really need a back up for the 30% that it doesn't, which sods law is typically just when the US markets are trading!
    Thanks if anyone knows of any providers worth looking at.