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Question Laptop connection still slow with ethernet cable

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Hi. I'm working at home on my laptop. I'm trying to speed up my connection to my company's VPN. I've connected my laptop directly to my modem with an ethernet cable and disconnected wifi. According to the control panel, I'm connected via ethernet and the speed listed is twice as fast, but large files are taking just as long to move. My coworkers have used this method and they've said it makes things much faster. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
 

ThatSourMelon

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Hi. I'm working at home on my laptop. I'm trying to speed up my connection to my company's VPN. I've connected my laptop directly to my modem with an ethernet cable and disconnected wifi. According to the control panel, I'm connected via ethernet and the speed listed is twice as fast, but large files are taking just as long to move. My coworkers have used this method and they've said it makes things much faster. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Well, if your co workers aren’t Having the same issue... do you have the same laptop as them? You could have a pretty slow hard drive, nvm hard drives are slow in general.
 

ex_bubblehead

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Without knowing exactly what laptop (make, model, installed RAM etc.), what port speeds, what speed you pay your ISP for, and so on, no one here can even begin to formulate an answer. However, right off the top a VPN tunnel will reduce your total bandwidth by 40-50% while the tunnel is active.
 

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