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Question Questions about VPNs and how they work


Diamond Member
Dec 3, 2010
My office has multiple locations. Our server is in City A, a couple hundred miles away. I am in City B. We have a VPN connection set up in Windows 10 that I connect to which allows me to access network drives. Our VPN is super slow and when I move (not open or edit, just move) a file from one folder in the City A server to another folder on the City A server the transfer is painstakingly slow on the VPN. So when I move files over VPN does the transfer move the file temporarily from City A to my computer in City B, and then back to it's final location in a new folder on the City A server? Is that why it is so slow?


Diamond Member
Jul 6, 2007
Location A, upload speed 3Mbps, download speed 30Mbps
Location B, upload speed 10Mbps, download speed 100Mbps

The fastest transfer speed will be 3Mbps from A to B
The fastest transfer speed will be 10Mbps from B to A.
And it's the best speed you can get without any VPN encryption.

Yeah, if you are in City B, you copy/move files from folder X to folder Y on City A server using VPN and
it will be copied to city B then copy back to City A.

If you are just working with files on server A, what you should do is just use remote control/remote desktop.

VPN is just for creating a private encrypted network out of public network, it's never meant for speed.
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