Will a Hardware VPN device increase speed?
Posted on 2007-11-20
I'm looking to increase my VPN connection speed. Currently it is setup through Server 2000 as PPTP. I have a T1 line coming in , 1mb up and 1mb down. Would a different VPN setup increase performance, for example, a 6mb file takes 13 minutes. I've done some reading on VPN firewalls, like Sonicwall, would these devices increase my speed? Do they handle the VPN connection, or does Windows still control it? I have multiple users in the field logging in from different locations, so I need something that can be connected to from anywhere, I'm not just tunneling to another office. I'm rather green in the VPN field so if more information is needed just let me know. I do understand that the upload speed from wherever my clients are located is a big factor in the speed, the 6mb file was tested from an office where the upload is 768kb, I'd like to increase performance without upgrading my internet connection on either end, is that possible?