I'm configuring a new server and firewall locally before I install it in the datacenter, and I'm having problems with file copy speed using VPN. I know that I don't have to use VPN locally, but the point is that I'm trying to configure the server as if I were doing it remotely. Here's the basic setup:
- Gigabit switch - desktop (that I'm trying to configure from) and SonicWall NSA 2400 are connected. Thus, firewall and desktop are on the same subnet (192.168.0.10 and 192.168.0.200).
- Behind SonicWall is a Dell PowerConnect 2824 Switch in managed mode. I've configured it with VLAN so that the DMZ and LAN networks can be segregated using the same switch, and thus only 1U of rack space.
- Behind the PowerConnect switch is my server.
All connections are gigabit. When I VPN into my firewall (using SonicWall VPN Client), pings respond in < 1 ms. However, when I copy files, the transfer rate is ~ 10 kb/s. If I physically plug my desktop into LAN on the 2824 switch (thus bypassing the firewall and VPN), file transfers fly. This obviously won't be the case when I'm remotely configuring the server.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.