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I have an app that accesses the internal network at work. I can run it from home via VPN but when I do, it runs much slower. I suspect that it is getting timeouts caused by the firewall and somehow recovering. Is there a utility I can run on my machine to diagnose this? I'm thinking I can then request a modification to the firewall rules to relieve the timeouts.

closed as off-topic by user9517, MadHatter, EEAA Jan 28 '16 at 13:53

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    At work, you're likely on a low-latency, high-bandwidth network. When at home, the traffic traverses a high-latency, low-bandwidth network. It shouldn't be surprising that things run slower over VPN. – EEAA Jan 28 '16 at 13:54
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Running things via VPN is essentially slower due to the additional network hops and encryption.

If you must use a VPN, consider where the VPN is located (latency purposes) and the speed your getting from the connection.

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