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Does download or upload speed matter for VPN?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by bentleyboy, Jul 19, 2018.

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  1. bentleyboy

    bentleyboy Thread Starter

    Jul 19, 2018
    My company rolled out a new VPN system and I am using it for the first time today. It is SLOW!! Much slower compared to the last system.

    At the same time, I just moved to a new house. At my old house, I had a 100 mbps up/50 mbps down fiber optic connection. At my new house, I have a 150 mbps up/5 mbps down cable connection. I just ran a speed test and I'm getting about 157 down and 6 up.

    So ... I am wondering if the slowness I am experiencing with my company's VPN a result of it being a crappier setup or if my significantly reduced upload speed is impacting the VPN performance.

    Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Over the VPN or without the VPN?

    Either way, the upload speed will only matter if you are uploading a lot. During "normal" usage we only upload small amounts of data looking for a web site or asking a question or acknowledgements.
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I hope you mean 150 down and 5 up
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