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Slow finder Browsing when accessing LAN via VPN connexion

813 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2013 6:03 AM by ttsaon3 RSS
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May 15, 2013 12:57 PM

I am running ML Server, latest upadte on a 2010 Mac Mini Server machine.


When I am connected to my network from a remote location via VPN, and I try to browse my LAN structure with Finder, it takes ages for the list of folders/files to appear and refresh.

I have checked my VPN configuration and tried different type (L2TP, PPTP) but nothing significantly differ in term of browsing speed.

I also appreciate that the network connection at the remote location, as well as the upload speed on my local network can influence the overwal browsing speed... but after several test, I confirm I have more than 3 Mbps bandwith for upload on the local network, and 20 Mbps minimum on the remote location.

I also tried AFP / SMB, but does not seem to change anything.


So, I guess I hope the Community has already experienced the issue and some of you guys may have found a workaround to this issue.


Many thanks.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Confirm the VPN DNS server is correct, as bad DNS settings can cause sluggish performance.  I'd usually expect the VPN to use the VPN server on the target network, in this case.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Is your VPN client configured for those DNS servers?

  • ttsaon3 Calculating status...

    why not try cisco ipsec


    Input the following settings:

    Interface: VPN

    VPN Type: Cisco IPSec

    Service Name: This can be anything, I left the default.



    Edit the new interface details as follows:
    Server Address: or other country vpn such as Portugal VPN
    Account Name: Your vpn account
    Password: Your vpn password

    How to setup Mac OS X Built-In Cisco VPN


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