What kind of speed should I expect from client VPN connections?

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What kind of speed should I expect from client VPN connections?

L1 Bithead

We are looking at a new PA 5250. We currently have a PA 5050 for testing. Last night I was getting about 70mbit/sec on my home cable modem. I can get 300mbit/sec without the VPN. A really old Cisco ASA was giving me about 30mbit/sec.


Any thoughts on the above performance? Can it be turned to be better? This was on a brand new MacBook with Sierra. 






L3 Networker

Tough to say, some things to consider/try below:


  • Are you routing all traffic through the VPN?  It might impact performance
  • For comparision, Try testing out the MAC built-in VPN instead of GlobalProtect.
    • On Mac, go to System Preferences
    • Click Network
    • Click +
      • Interface: VPN
      • VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
      • Service Name: VPN Test
    • Enter the Server Address, Account Name, and Password
      • Click "Authentication settings"
      • Put XAuth settings in the Shared Secret and Group Name fields.


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