Does routed traffic out through a VPN still count as part of your usage limit

Hi there

We need to contact an office in Luxembourg and use BolehVPN to do so. This may not be the most orthodox way of making the required connection but works for all involved. As we are moving office, and must spend a number of months in a temporary office space, we will be using a 4G broadband connection for the immediate future.

Although it is stated that we have an unlimited allowance, there is a fair usage policy on this. Most of the work will not be too heavy, but there will be a number of large graphics files that need transferring a couple of times a week. This could bring us beyond the threshold and bring too much attention to the amount of traffic.

So I am just wondering about what is actually registered with the telco. If the DNS involved is the google and the traffic is then routed straight to Luxembourg servers, will all of the traffic still be measured by my ISP?

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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
all bits counted
even VPN RDP all traffics

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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
What is the distance between the branches if they are in the range of 10 km you can connect branches using wireless PTP technology
doeyAuthor Commented:
Hi Temody

Thanks for the quick response. I'm sorry, I should have given you a little more information. I'm in Dublin Ireland and the office is in Luxembourg. The distance is close to 1,200 KM. This is just for about 5 months until the new office is ready. Although it is something that we need to look at, anything outside of a standard broadband connection would be prohibitive cost wise.

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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
:) sorry forget wireless solution
Do the cost effect on the decision
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
why not get a regular business internet setup at the temporary location?
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
doeyAuthor Commented:
Hi there

We have free internet included in the new office. So getting another solution and signing a year long contract along with setup fees and equipment is not what we are looking for for the few months that I am talking about. That is why I was looking for a few answers on what we already have and not making unnecessary purchases. We are only a small two man operation with little or no budget. I was trying to be as specific as I could with my question. But obviously I wasn't making myself clear.

Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
As previously stated All bits count.

Can you get more info on the fair usage do you get throttled or charged per gb over? Most fair usage only applies to heavy downloading (streaming, torrents and news groups ext) http and ftp should still be at full speeds.

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