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MT4 Bridge Installation Instructions

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Version: 2.2
Date: December 31, 2009

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New version 2.2 is available. Please download update by one of the links below:

Download IntelliForex Expert Advisor  Download IntelliForex Auto-trading Bridge for MetaTrader 4.0 (build 225)

Installation process:

Locate the folder containing MetaTrader 4.
For instance, if MetaTrader is installed in default folder: C:\Program Files\MetaTrader you should unpack and copy the following files in the target folders:

IntelliForex AT Bridge.ex4 -> C:\Program Files\MetaTrader\experts\
if2mt.dll -> C:\Program Files\MetaTrader\experts\libraries\
IntelliForexSignals_Statefile.bin -> C:\Program Files\MetaTrader\experts\files\

Setting up Expert Advisor for MetaTrader:

Note: it is strongly recommended to test auto-trading on Demo account first.

Run MetaTrader 4
In the Navigator window of MetaTrader select "IntelliForex AT Bridge" and drag it to a chart. Or right click on "IntelliForex AT Bridge" and choose "Attach to a chart".

Expert Advisor IntelliForex

It doesn't matter which chart you decide to attach EA to but we recommend to choose the pair that is traded more frequently.

Note: attach IntelliForex EA to 1 (one) chart only. Do NOT attach it to several charts as it may lead to improper functioning of the auto-trading.

Double click on EA name (IntelliForex AT Bridge) to open EA settings window or Right-click and select Expert Advisors -> Properties.

A Settings window will appear

1. Choose Common Tab
Expert Advisor IntelliForex
- Check "Allow live trading" and "Allow DLL imports"
- Uncheck "Ask manual confirmation" and "Confirm DLL function calls"

2. Choose Inputs Tab and fill in the fields correspondingly:
Expert Advisor IntelliForex
- Insert your IntelliForex account Login and IntelliForex Password
- Set "CurrencyPostfix" if your FX broker uses custom currency pair’s naming. E.g. Forex.com uses EURUSDFXF for EURUSD currency pair. In this case you have to set "FXF" in "CurrencyPostfix" field of the IntelliForex EA settings.
- Set Slippage value. This value will be used for opening positions. Signal will not be executed if the market price is worse than entry price and this difference exceeds value of Slippage parameter defined as 10 pips by default.

3. Press OK to save the settings

Ensure that you have pairs you're planning to auto-trade via IntelliForex MT4 bridge, selected in the Market Watch window of your MT4 platform.

Expert Advisor IntelliForex

In case if an error occurs (e.g. connection to IntelliForex server is lost), an error notification will appear in Experts Tab of the Terminal window.

Expert Advisor IntelliForex

See the list of possible errors in Troubleshooting section.

Work with Expert Advisor:

Ensure that your Expert Advisor is on. If you see an x sign in the right upper corner
Expert Advisor IntelliForex
click on Expert Advisor button on the main toolbar.
Expert Advisor IntelliForex

  If you see "IntelliForex AT Bridge" with a smiling face in the right upper corner of the chart, it means that the Expert Advisor is running:
Expert Advisor IntelliForex

  If you see an unhappy face in the right upper corner of the chart
Expert Advisor IntelliForex
please go to "IntelliForex AT Bridge" settings and make sure that "Allow live trading" is checked.

  To stop Expert Advisor click the Expert Advisor button on the main toolbar again.
Expert Advisor IntelliForex

  To remove the Expert Advisor right-click on the chart and choose "Expert Advisors" - "Remove".

The following messages will appear in Experts Tab of the Terminal window when running the Expert Advisor:

General Messages:

  Connected successfully.

  IntelliForex Expert Advisor STARTED
Version: 2.1 Beta Release (MT4 build 225)

  Position EURUSD BUY 10000 was opened
Positions info: Ticket 3214565, ID 23432, Transaction ID 2132312
Stop Loss at 1.4050. Take Profit at 1.3050

  Position EURUSD BUY 10000 was closed
Positions info: Ticket 3214565, ID 23432, Transaction ID 2132312

  Position EURUSD BUY 10000 was modified
Positions info: Ticket 3214565, ID 23432, Transaction ID 2132312
Stop Loss at 1.4050. Take Profit at 1.3050

The list of error messages and the actions to be taken is available on our EA Troubleshooting page.

Pre-Installation Requirements:

Before installation, please check that your software meets necessary requirements:

  System Requirements: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Vista. Expert Advisor may work on other versions of windows, but was checked on XP with SP2 and Vista.

Note: Pay attention that for the proper work of the terminal MetaTrader must be Version 4.00, build number 225 or later. If you have MetaTrader with a different build number, please download appropriate version from your broker's web-site.

Note: Download IntelliForex AT Bridge version which corresponds to your MetaTrader.

To check the version and build number of your MetaTrader, go to Help -> About section in the main program menu.

RISK WARNING: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your monetary objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your deposited funds and therefore you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent advisor if you have any doubts. Past returns are not indicative of future results.
 
 
     
Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.