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General Chat Thread, Probably a dumb question - sorry in General; How much bandwidth does a VPN connection use? Here at Hogwarts we had a bog standard broadband line put in ...
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    Probably a dumb question - sorry

    How much bandwidth does a VPN connection use?

    Here at Hogwarts we had a bog standard broadband line put in for admin staff so they could vpn into school and still use SIMS etc.

    We've just recieved a letter from them saying that they are no longer using a fair usage policy and are going to give us 50GB a month and then charge us more after that.

    Would that be ok for what we do?

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    Sorry but its as simple as how much data you transfer over the VPN (plus a small amount for overhead). if you are copying 2gb files daily you can eat a lot quite quickly. if however its only RDP traffic its not a huge amount (depending on number of users!)

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    That's very much a "how long is a piece of string" question, but if all they are doing is using SIMS and maybe transferring a few files, then 50GB a month should be more than enough.

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    If you're literally RDPing in, then 50GB should be plenty - however, as above, all depends how many users and how long are they connected for.

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    Sweet, i did think as much. Was just worried if there was something i wasnt thinking about.

    There's two of them and they are on most of the day, but there isnt really any file transfering.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    We've just recieved a letter from them saying that they are no longer using a fair usage policy and are going to give us 50GB a month and then charge us more after that.
    Just be aware that you can now walk away from your contract without penalty, just in case there are better offers around

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    Its a difficult one really as we hopefully wont be here much longer, its a shame we're going to be tied into another 12 month contract.

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