Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?  [SOLVED]

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Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby jek » 05 Mar 2007

Can MultiCharts connect to a second/remote computer running InteractiveBrokers TWS?

For Market Data?

For autotrading?

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Postby Kate » 06 Mar 2007

MultiCharts can connect to a second/remote computer running InteractiveBrokers TWS for both auto-trading and real-time data.

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Postby momentum » 06 Mar 2007

jek,

In Quote Manager, go to the TOOLS/ DATA SOURCES and highlight Interactivebrokers and select SETTINGS where you can input the IP address of the machine running IB TWS.

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Postby ndn » 07 Mar 2007

Hi,

This feature in MC is excellent. I have two PCs running and was wondering if I can tap IB's data running on the second PC. Didn't know this can be done.
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Postby Guest » 07 Mar 2007

Can this feature also be applied to 'sharing' an eSignal, or any other data vendor's data stream? Or is it unique to IB (TWS)?

If not yet available for eSignal too, are there any plans to add that feature later?

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Postby Guest » 09 Mar 2007

this is a great function.
I don't have to open 2 TWS connections, thus saving the precious bandwidth.

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Postby Kate » 12 Mar 2007

Can this feature also be applied to 'sharing' an eSignal, or any other data vendor's data stream? Or is it unique to IB (TWS)?

If not yet available for eSignal too, are there any plans to add that feature later?


It cannot be applied to eSignal "sharing' since it doesn't provide such functionality.

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby AntiMatter » 08 Dec 2014

I have IB TWS running in the cloud on AWS on Windows Server 2012

I can't seem to connect MC on a local computer to my TWS running on AWS. I have allowed the port within TWS, and I am trying to connect MC to the remote server. However, I am getting the error

Interactive Brokers; Unable to connect to TWS or unable to verify the connection.; Make sure that the TWS software is running.; Make sure that your firewall is not blocking communication between MultiCharts and TWS and that it's not blocking access to mcauth.com.; Server:xx.xxx.xxx.xx; Port:7496

Do I need to change the windows firewall setting on the AWS?

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby Andrew MultiCharts » 08 Dec 2014

AntiMatter wrote:I have IB TWS running in the cloud on AWS on Windows Server 2012

I can't seem to connect MC on a local computer to my TWS running on AWS. I have allowed the port within TWS, and I am trying to connect MC to the remote server. However, I am getting the error

Interactive Brokers; Unable to connect to TWS or unable to verify the connection.; Make sure that the TWS software is running.; Make sure that your firewall is not blocking communication between MultiCharts and TWS and that it's not blocking access to mcauth.com.; Server:xx.xxx.xxx.xx; Port:7496

Do I need to change the windows firewall setting on the AWS?

Hello AntiMatter,

It should be possible only if they are in the same local network. Are they?

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby AntiMatter » 08 Dec 2014

No! Why can't we do this over the internet?

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby AntiMatter » 08 Dec 2014

Is this a limitation of MC, or a limitation of TWS?

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby Andrew MultiCharts » 09 Dec 2014

I discussed it with our engineers and by the moment we haven't tested it outside local network. If the issue still persists, please come to our live chat during working hours (6:30 am – 2:45 pm EST) to let our operators connect to your computer remotely and help you.

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?

Postby orion » 09 Dec 2014

If this is not a designed limitation of MC, then the issue is likely to be a firewall.

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Re: Can MC connect to a remote computer running IB TWS?  [SOLVED]

Postby AntiMatter » 10 Dec 2014

We got this working with the help of the support, it works nicely :-) Thanks


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