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Windows 7: slow remote desktop when using VPN to work PC

10 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
slow remote desktop when using VPN to work PC


I am having problems where the connection and overall feel of the computer is very slow when running windows remote desktop to connect to my work PC via VPN.

The actual speed of my home internet connection is 100MB so I though that this would give me a really nice speed and make working from a little more seamless however its not the case at all.

My laptop at home is pretty powerful and running windows 7, my desktop computer which I connect too runs windows xp.

Not sure if my broadband provider has anything to do with it however they are Virgin Media.

Can anyone offer me any advise or possible things to try?



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13 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate

It might actually be your companies security settings on there end. The way VPN works is that its a secure way to do things remotely, and generally doing stuff securely sometimes slows everything down, this is the same case. Heck, I'm on the same network remotting into an server and its very laggy.
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13 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

You may need to lower some of the quality settings. On the display tab in the Remote desktop connection window try lowering the color depth, in the experience tab be sure to choose the appropriate connection speed, if you have desktop background enabled that some times can be the culprit of laggyness so disable it. Let us know how things go after making these adjustments.

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