how to set up VPN connection over satellite

January 14, 2011 at 09:55:36
Specs: Windows Vista
We are in a remote area in Michigan which has High speed internet via Huges net but we are unsure of being able to set up a VPN required by the credit union to work from home?

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January 14, 2011 at 10:35:38
The following is copied from the hughesnet website's FAQ page (see link at bottom):

What is transmission latency?

Latency refers to the amount of time it takes a packet of data to travel across a network. With satellite service, that data must travel up to the satellite and back (about 45,000 miles). This round trip adds about a half-second delay to the total time your computer takes to communicate with a Website or host server. Therefore, time-sensitive applications that require fractions-of-a-second user inputs (such as multi-player "twitch" games or real-time equities trading) are not recommended with HughesNet.

Can I run a VPN over HughesNet?

Yes, but running a VPN client over satellite is not an ideal configuration. If you choose to run VPN over satellite, your data speeds may be reduced by as much as 50 to 75%. You can restore your connection to full speed by simply disabling your VPN client when your session is over.

Note: HughesNet Technical Support does not provide help with configuring or troubleshooting problems associated with VPN clients.

I was checking to see if they used dialup on the cilent (up) side which is how it used to work and found this info and copied and pasted it since it's what I was going to tell you anyhow....saved me some

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