We have 8 nurseries who each have VPN access to HO office. Each site has a software Sonicwall connection through the Sonicwall TZ170 at HO.
This allows them access to a shared drive and email.
The drive is mapped on their PCs as P drive.
They are using XP Pro, I've made sure they're getting at least 6MB download. HO admittedly only has 756KB upload, but up to last month it was only 256!
At HO we run SBS2003 patched.
I'm aware that pulling data from a mapped drive will be slow and I'm hoping in the future for a terminal server, but the strange problem is they have slow connectivity; no no hang on... slowww connectivity.
Some nurseries can connect to the P drive in 10 to 20 seconds usually longer though and some take - wait for it - 15 minutes! longer sometimes!
Any suggestions? This issue is causing grief and I have no idea where to look.