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RAS is slow.

By shafferm ·
I have set up RAS on a new server running MS Backoffice Small Business Server 4.5 and a workstation running NT Workstation 4.0. The workstation dials in and logs on fine, but the connection is so slow that it is practically unusable. I have tried using TCP/IP and NetBEUI with no noticable difference. How can I speed it up?

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RAS is slow.

by gregc In reply to RAS is slow.

I agree with most people in Saying RAS is SLOW! The proplem is in the fact that Ethernet runs at 10mb or 100mb and a RAS connection through a ANALOG line is limited to 33.6KB . Your only hope for any speed out of RAS is to use ISDN and even then your maximum speed with be 128kb which is about 4 times faster than an ANALOG dialup connection. All of these connections are significantly slower than being attached VIA ethernet at 10mb or 100mb. Dialup at ANALOG speeds is 300 times slower the even 10mb ethernet speeds and 3000 times slower than 100mb ethernet!! Remote control will speed this up significantly as Your workstation at home controls a workstation at work and that only transfers Screen, keyboard and Mouse position. PC Anywhere will work over a RAS connection so Why not give it a try and see if it is acceptable. Good Luck

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RAS is slow.

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RAS is slow.

by avachon In reply to RAS is slow.

This might speed you up. When a user logs onto WS, the user has to wait for NT authentication to occur. You can speed this up by looking at the users profiles under system|user profiles. Make sure your users are using local profile (locally cached profiles)so they are not waiting for NT server to go through the authentication process. It is also true that RAS is slow precisely because you are dealing with analog lines. If you have two dedicated lines, you also can experiment with multilinkwhich allows you to combine the bandwidth of two modems. This assumes users have access to two dedicated lines though. Best of luck

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