Why is VPN so slow when both connections are 9megabits ?

By ltovey ·

I'm running a Windows Server 2003 box at work with a 9 megabit connection (according to

I'm running windows XP pro at home on my laptop and also have a 9 megabit cable connection.

when I connect directly to the internet on either computer I get really good transfer speeds. However, when I connect to my office through VPN from my home and run speedtest I only get about 1/10th of the speed. It is also very slow to open/transfer files etc. VPN is PPTP

I'm going through a Netgear router at work with VPN passthrough. My router at home is also netgear.

Any ideas why this is so slow would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards


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RE: Slow VPN connection

by Nimmo In reply to Why is VPN so slow when b ...

Check and make sure you don't have the 'use default gateway on remote network' enabled on your PPTP connection.

If you do you'll be sending all your traffic from home to the office and then out to the internet.

Also you could try enabling QoS on your router.

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