Solved

Speed of data transfer over WAN - synchronization

Posted on 2003-12-03
5
331 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi
I have a WAN link to one of our branches, it runs over a 128k diginet line(Windows 2000 Domain). The users use it for E-Mail and data transfer. The transfering of data is very slow, is there any way to speed up this transfer. I was thinking of some way to do directory synchronization, not sure if this is a solution to the problem.

Is it the Outlook/Exchange traffic that uses all the bandwidth..

Any possible solutions ......
0
Comment
Question by:darryl_exchange
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 250 total points
ID: 9865552
When you say that the transferring of data is "very slow", what EXACTLY do you mean?  In my opinion, 128K b/s is very slow to start with and you may be operating at full speed but simply overwhelming the data line.  So while the link speed is fully 128K, you are trying to push too much data down a small pipe.

***********************************************************************************
                                   COMMENT DISCLAIMER
***********************************************************************************
   CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION - CAUTION
***********************************************************************************
                           READ THIS COMMENT AT YOUR OWN RISK

 This helpful comment MAY include straight talk relating to or about your question.
   If you are easily offended by such talk, please disregard this comment in its
                                        entirely.
***********************************************************************************
                               Thank you for your cooperation
***********************************************************************************
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:SlyDog
ID: 9867639
Mail traffic is usually short bursts of data. If your users are copying files over the link, like jhance mentions, it will fill the pipe. There really isn't much you can do to get around that problem. We ran a 128k line for many years, and quickly realized that it was only enough bandwidth for sync'ing domain info, and mail. Large attachments still caused grief, but like I said, it was for short bursts.
We ended up moving to a site to site vpn connetion via our high speed internet feeds (~4.5mb). Much nicer, and acceptable for everyday file transfers, and no 128k line cost. That alone paid for the VPN enabled firewall devices.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question