Here's the background info. We have a central office in Cleveland, Ohio, and a remote, two man branch in New York. Our VPN setup is currently done through Routing and Remote Access on our windows 2000 server, using PPTP, no IPSEC or anything like that. Users are experiencing slowness and crashes when opening up larger files (4 megs) or saving them.
Would it be better to use a cisco VPN router to handle the VPN traffic? Would this improve throughput? Is there a way to compress VPN traffic for faster throughput? In general, what can be done to improve VPN speed?