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I have to setup a vpn for 2 users from a seperate office to connect to a database on our server.
I'm concerned about the impact it will have for the other x6 users who use the internet very often.
The dsl connection is 8meg at the moment so once the two VPNclients connect will this have a big strain on the internet.

Thanks  -  peeps.

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I would say that it would largely depend on two factors.

1.  How much traffic the database connectivity will generate.  Some database applications transfer a lot of data over the network and some don't.
2.  Whether your DSL connection is 8Mbps upload AND download or just download only.  For instance, if you have an 8Mbps download rate and 512Kbps upload rate, then that 512Kbps becomes your remote user's download speed and the database connectivity may suck up all that bandwidth which would impact your Internet performance.

Just some things to think about...
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The uplink speed is only 512k / 8meg down.  It's a access database that needs to be used quite often. Thing is that the office is only about 150 mtrs away, i was thinking of using a cable run up there, but Cat 5e only suggests 90mtrs.  What about Cat 6 - I've never used this type of cable before so i don't nkow.

Thanks for any more info.
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I don't think Cat 6 will get you beyond 100 meters.  See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat6

However, you could run a 100 meter drop toward that office and then put in a switch and run another 50 meter drop from that switch to the end device.  The switch can act as a repeater which would allow you extend the distance to what you need.
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