Re: Private VPN service Recommendations
- From: "Bill Kearney" <wkearney99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:47:55 -0400
I also have PPTP VPN terminations
setup on my office and home routers. With DSL lines, it's *REALLY*
slow. I use these only for checking if I have any email or testing.
I've had VPN's setup at home for quite a while. I would not call it "really slow". It's as fast as your uplink speed. I've had a 1.5/512 connection for a while and it's certainly faster than a 768/128.
One other alternative to VPN is to use a remote desktop session. This way you connect to your home PC as a video client. RDP takes about 20k per session, more than usable over a 128k link. You can't watch full motion video through it but it's good for nearly everything else. If you don't want to use RDP you could use VNC instead. There's lots of ways to make it work.
The single biggest hassle to using your own home connection is the dynamic IP address. Sign up for a dynamic DNS service and set it up on your router. I'll work well enough most of the time.