I am experiencing a problem with my VPN connection. We are a small company, about 7 computers on our LAN and 10 remote clients. I am using Windows 2000 Server as a VPN host with PPTP. We mainly use the VPN for file sharing. My users are complaining that the connection is too slow, upwards of 5 minutes to open a small word document.
Could you please give me insight to what might be the reason why the connections are so slow. I was thinking of upgrading to a full T1 and creating a router-to-router VPN tunnel using IPsec. Thanks in advance for your help.
It's difficult to guess where the problem is just from the information above, but I would agree that 5 minutes to open a file seems excessive. Here are some things to check:
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