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Windows 7: Extremely slow network file browsing over VPN

21 Sep 2009   #1
PeterS

Windows 7
 
 
Extremely slow network file browsing over VPN

Hi,

I'm connected to my work network using a PPTP VPN connection. The browsing of files on the remote server is extremely slow in W7. I have another computer that has Windows XP on it, and there it's fast as always.

I read about the Remote Differential Compression, but disabling that didn't help.

Local network file browsing works fine.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?


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21 Sep 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

What type of file structure are you browsing? In other words, a Win2k3/2k8 share or perhaps a different type of file server?

What are you using to browse? Is (slow) Explorer-like behaviour also evident if you say map a drive on the command prompt and attempt to browse the file structure that way? (NET USE * \\serverName\shareName to map, DIR to list)

Are you using the in-built PPTP client or something 3rd-party?
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21 Sep 2009   #3
PeterS

Windows 7
 
 

It's a win2k3 server with mixed regular shares and sharepoint shares, but the results are the same for both types.

I also get the same results in Explorer and in Total Commander. Haven't tries the command prompt yet, will give that a go.

Yep, build in windows 7 pptp vpn client connection.
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16 Jun 2010   #4
cahva

Windows 7
 
 

Iam experiencing the same problem. VPN (using OpenVPN) is very slow compared to WinXP. I also disabled Remote Differential Compression but it did not affect the speed in anyway(atleast noticeable). I use VPN mainly when I code using Netbeans and initializing project takes forever. I have mapped network drive of our project server. For example changing directories is very sluggish compared what it used to be with WinXP.

Oh yeah, I also tried disabling IPv6 as I read somewhere that it also could affect the speed but no difference(and it feels silly that I have to disable IPv6 for speedup).

I didnt try the command prompt yet but will do when I get back home.

I hope there is a solution to this as I really like Win 7(just switched to it couple of weeks ago)..
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29 Jul 2011   #5
X10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Has anyone managed to resolve their issues on using VPN to browse files on Windows 7?
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09 Feb 2012   #6
B18DelSolT

Windows 7
 
 
vpn

I'm having a similar issue. Going to try this tomorrow with the users laptop

SG FAQ :: How to disable Windows Vista TCP/IP auto-tuning ?
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10 Feb 2012   #7
B18DelSolT

Windows 7
 
 

I can say that the link posted above did help the user as far as VPN slowness went.
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