Been doing a lot of research. Apparently web-browsing, FTP, email is fine when you a regular person using satellite to access the internet.
However, if you try to do VPN over a satellite connection, performance suffers badly. It is typically 33kbps or less. Why is this so? Is it the tunneling that causes the problems?(this is true with both client/server and site to site)
I noticed now, that internet satellite providers are starting to provide their own VPN services which are just as fast as cable/dsl. Can anyone explain what they do differently to make it fast?