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How to check the latency of the broker and change forex server MT4/MT5?

In previous articles, we also mentioned: “Time is an crucial aspect in the trading industry”. Latency is the time that packet took to travel across the forex trading platform. The lowest the latency, the fast you are likely to get a response from the server. So, while choosing the best broker server, always go with minimum latency. Latency is measured in ms (milliseconds).


1. Login into Forex Windows VPS.

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2. Open MetaTrader (MT4, MT5) application.

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3. At bottom right corner, you could see the selected broker server and the latency in ms.

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4. If you click on the latency, you can see the selected broker server and a list of other available broker servers.

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5. Suppose you want to change the broker server due to latency issues, then click on any available broker server from the list.

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If you find the broker server IP address, you can use a command prompt (CMD) to check the ping manually.

1. Login into Forex Windows VPS.

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2. Search and open Command Prompt (CMD).

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3. Now run the following command,

ping <IP ADDRESS>
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In the article, we went through how to check the latency of the broker and change forex server MT4/MT5. The best practices for forex trading recommend choosing the lowest latency server and preferred location for forex VPS.

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Updated on October 24, 2021
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