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PPTP VPN is slow

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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
ok, i have a w2k server and winxp pro as a client. It's very slow to download files from the server over pptp, what is the problem?
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You don't state the medium you are using, but for instance ADSL generally has faster upload rates than download rates, your VPN connection will have a maximum speed = lowest rate.

If VPN is through Internet, again the route between the two points can affect your speeds.

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the server has 2.5 (UP/DOWN) and the client has 10mbps DOwn, 2.5mbps up. I don't think this is the problem

The vpn is through internet.
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this feels odd that vpn doesn't work without tweaks on windows...Any other suggestions?
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Also be sure that SMB signing is off (this will slow incredibly netbios over wan). Check on server and stations:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\

REG_DWORD: RequireSecuritySignature=0
REG_DWORD: EnableSecuritySignature=0

and

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\

REG_DWORD: RequireSecuritySignature=0
REG_DWORD: EnableSecuritySignature=0

Do a net stop/start service "server" or reboot.

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