I remote a fair amount at my new job. Our production and test SQL Servers are IP-restricted to our development machines. I have RDP access, so most of the time I just RDP in when I want to remote. If you've used RDP, you know how awful slow that experience can be.
I have my home IP added to the exception list, but they keep sending me to conferences all over the country, so I'm on wireless constantly, making it sort of impossible to give my laptop access. I can VPN in, which gets me into the domain, but that machine is not allowed SQL access (since it's usable by non-IT personnel), so that's another easy solution that didn't work so hot. I tried getting a developer VPN set up, but that went over like a lead balloon.
Is there any other way I can get access to my SQL Servers? Is it possible to piggy-back off my desktop at work somehow?
At the end of the day I can always use RDP, it's just painful as hell.