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We are attempting to access files and folders in a windows share from a MAC over a WAN line.
The share is aprox 4.5TB of data and has aprox 15K folders with 45K files.

When we currently use the MAC finder window the finder times out and we have to kill the process.

Our wan connection to coporate office is aprox 1.5mb
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Can you access it from another machine (windows) - ie. have you ruled out network connectivity/firewall issues?

Are you attempting to connect via the command K "connect to server" option?

Try mounting from the commandline
mkdir /Volumes/sharename
mount -t smbfs //winuser@shareserver/sharename /Volumes/sharename

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Then if you go to /Volumes in the finder you should see your share mounted.  Click on the sharename and see how you go then.
You will probably need to sudo before each of those commands.
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Yes we can was more concerned about the small amount of bandwidth. Is there anything we can tweak on the Mac side for wan connections?
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There doesn't seem to be anything at the current time that can be done to accelerate this traffic or better utilize a WAN link on the MAC platform.

Thanks all for your help