Broadband connection speed using VPN

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barrypatch

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I am not sure if this is the right forum, but I have a problem. I have a broadband connection, which is running about 2800 download on the computer the modem is hooked to. I use my laptop to work from, have to connect through a VPN to access our clients servers. On my wireless laptop, I am getting 980 download speed. Both have Windows XP and I don't have them networked. The desktop is hooked via cable to the modem, the laptop and three other desktops are using a wireless connection.

Would going through VPN slow me down that much? Unfortunately, our client uses some resource hungry program and my productivity is going down hill. Would it help if I used a cable for the laptop and hooked it to my router? I didn't know if utilitzing the wireless card made me lose speed.

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A VPN has quite a bit of overhead bandwidth wise because of the encryption/decryption of the data passed back and forth over the connection. You may want to shut down all of your other wireless devices while you are trying to VPN to work. I would also get a faster connection if you want to see any improvement.
 
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