Originally posted in Beta Forum with additional information:
Before updating a Balance 30 (6.1.2) and 710 (6.1.3) transferring a 5GB via AFP (Apple File Protocol - drag & drop in Finder) over a Peplink VPN took 22mins.
We upgraded both routers to 6.3.2 because PPTP was not working on the 710.
The same transfer now takes 36 minutes using AFP over a Peplink VPN and only 14 minutes over a PPTP VPN.
This is not what we expected. Why is the Peplink VPN slower now? Why is PPTP VPN so much faster
- PepVPN was established between Balance 30 and Balance 710?
Yes. The test via PPTP was repeated with the PepVPN disabled. Same results
- What type of WAN links on Balance 30 and Balance 710?
BT Fibre 50/50 and 100/100 respectively. Please do not ask why on earth we bought a 710 when we have only one WAN link and less than 100 users. The Balance 30 did a good job aggregating a couple of 4G lines before we upgraded to fibre.
- What is the upload and download bandwidth for each of the WAN link on Balance 30 and Balance 710?
50/50 and 100/100 respectively
- PPTP was terminated to Balance 30 and Balance 710?
The Balance 30 provided 12-14 remote users PPTP access to main our office. The ‘remote users’ are in a managed services office with a 50/50 line. For ‘various reasons’ we did not set up a VPN to our current main office.
The 710 was purchased for our new office which is 4-5 miles away in West London. We are in the process of setting up so there is no other traffic at the 710 end.
- What type of WAN links of the PPTP client?
- What is the upload and download bandwidth for the PPTP client?
So far we have only tested from Balance 30 end which has 50/50. When we tried from the remote office it took 68 minutes to transfer same file via PPTP. SpeedTest.net reports 15/16 which falls to 3/2 if we use PPTP an no VPN