Bandwidth for accessing terminal server via 3G
Posted on 2009-07-03
I need to connect to my terminal server using a 3G-enabled netbook for up to 8 hours a month. Both I and the terminal server are in the UK. The 3G provider (Vodafone) offers various tariffs, depending on how much bandwidth I need, for example 1Gb a month, 3Gb a month, etc. The 8 hours will usually be spent connected to a single, fairly-complex Access 2003 application, with 30Mb front-end and 60Mb back-end.
The netbook will be running XP Pro. The TS is on Windows Server 2003, professionally hosted, with super-fast broadband and all the trimmings.
Can anyone please give me an idea of the likely bandwidth requirement? I do not envisage downloading any printed reports - I shall mostly be supporting other TS users by taking control of their sessions.