I am on a windows machine on a network which connects thousands of users including myself onto internet1 which when congested gets very slow. The linux machine however although connected to the same network uses a separate internet2 (very fast due to low usage).
I used putty to create an SSH tunnel to the linux machine in order to gain access to the faster internet, however the speed does not seem to change whatsoever.
The weird thing is I also have virtual box installed on my machine with a copy of linux installed on that which i run in a window. With that I opened an SSH tunnel and ran firefox through that. These are the results i got using pingtest . net
During peak hours.
internet1(using putty and socks5 in firefox options): 1200ms
internet2(using virtual box w/ ssh -x tunneled firefox): 35ms
here is a little visual representation of what I think the network looks like.
Windows.----------------Linux | | | | | | | | internet1-------------internet2
-I feel that maybe putty might be using my internet1 to access the linux server then go through internet2. I tried setting network.proxy.socks_remote_dns value to true in the config settings of firefox (as default is false) but it had no effect whatsoever. So I set it back to false.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this? (Thank you in advance)