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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:46
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:07
Its called VPN compression so your not getting around any cap as your real speed that the cap is limiting you is limiting you to 10Mb just that VPN compression can give you more much like compressing a file but in like real time.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:18
Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:25
"Nice but slightly hollow offering as I've atually been getting about 115Mbs since it was installed."
And how do you know that is not an issue with your router being able to actually do 120?
As to your upload question, what do you get without using vpn to speedtest for your upload? Your seeing 115 both up and down? Is there any sort of say virus scanner that might be scanning the files when not using the vpn?
What are you using to measure this upload? And actual ftp client that reports speed? Of each transfer, are you sure some files are not just being skipped and showing better speed. Depending on your measurement methods, I wouldn't always trust what some dialog says for speed.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:47
Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:50
so your connection is 120 down and 10 up?
And your saying when you upload file using vpn you get 32 up? Well thats just impossible to be honest, so I would assume its a issue with measurement. If you connection is only 10mbps up.
You say your seeing faster than even your speed test shows for upload on the vpn of 23mbps?
Again how are you measuring this upload?
Posted 06 July 2012 - 13:53
Posted 06 July 2012 - 14:15
Posted 06 July 2012 - 14:18
I'd say VPN compression. It has to be. That is what I notice when I use a VPN as well. Latency is higher, compression is lower.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 14:35
"Just doing a plain windows copy and just seeing what speed it sits at"
So your doing a SMB copy to a webserver on the internet? Really? Or are you uploading to a file at your work location, ie the vpn endpoint in one test. But in your other test your hitting this server via a public facing connection?
So how many files, what size of files. You sure its not some kind of cache? You can see some nice performance increases with compression sure, I wouldn't think an already compressed format would see much benefit though.
What type of vpn are you using? What is the compression method? LZO? Can we see this speed test?
"just seeing what speed it sits at"
Yeah thats not a very valid form of testing
"3) ftp client that gives you an average speed
4) A clock."
And if some files are not being copied because they already exist it could like your getting 100x faster depending.
As to speed test.. What servers are you hitting? Quite possible that speedtest server is showing you different speeds based upon which one your hitting and from what source.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 15:11
Posted 06 July 2012 - 15:39
Yeah PPTP tells me a lot, for starters your using OLD tech I would assume a just default windows client connection from that, so by default it would be using compression - you can turn that off in properties. But I doubt it has anything to do with what your seeing, which I would call more a false positive until we have better info.
So this was one large file - this is a better test then lots of smaller ones I agree. But testing to a server on the same network as your vpn endpoint compared to what your seeing in a speedtest to some public server? Not sure I would call that apples to apples.
As to using just normal windows file copy - do you have Remote Differential Compression in play? There are many many things that could come into play with doing a windows copy of some file. As to our apples to apples thing - how could you test this without using the vpn?
As to a ftp test, again your not apples to applies test if your hitting this server via 2 different paths, one is a vpn endpointed inside your network I would assume. Next it ftp interface to the public net.. Which could have all kinds of limitations on it - you can set limits on speeds, for all I know its 2 different interfaces on the public side one that is for vpn one for other connections, ftp interface could be at a different speed than vpn interface, etc. etc..
I really do applaud you for trying to track down such oddness for sure - I would be the same way! Makes no sense I agree, so lets rule out all the obvious things that could be confusing and your going to need to get valid tests showing this if we want to track it down. Seems like your not seeing it now, so when you can reproduce it. Lets get some actual numbers to work with, and something more than just screen shot of windows file copy dialog