VPN Client over Satellite Connection

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Dec 7th, 2007
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I have been trying to connect to the network with VPN Client. We have a broadband satellite and I have tried using TCP/IP and UDP. I am not getting anywhere with it. I have pinged websites and it has come back at 1330 - 2770 ms. Is there anywhere I can increase settings for it to work?

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mnorwood Fri, 12/07/2007 - 16:14
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I don't think you are going to have much luck over your satellite connection. The main problems you are going to come across are high latency and a smaller upstream pipe. Unfortunately, VPN connections don't have a lot of tolerance for delay. If it does happen to work, the performance will likely be akin to dial-up service.

That said, I know it can work, but unless you have the right equipment and resources to throw at the problem, all bets are off.

plemieux72 Mon, 12/10/2007 - 13:57
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I've tested a site-to-site VPN on Ka-band satellite connection last year and was able to replicate server data across with no problems, although latency was 800 - 1200 ms round-trip. This worked fine for over a year but since then, my provider started to offer WiMax. We have since converted that site and it is MUCH better (60 ms latency).


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