connecting to Windows Terminal Server at work..

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  1. proverbs macrumors 6502

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    i have recently changed jobs which requires me to connect to my company's terminal server, so that i can work from home.

    i downloaded, Remote Desktop Connection, and i was amazed how simple it was to install. but the one thing that i noticed was that it runs extremely slow. is this because i am using a macbook pro, or is it because the TS is slow. i have a blazing fast internet connection, so i canceled that out.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. cepler macrumors member

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    How fast is "blazing fast"? And what is your Internet connection at work like? What is the ping time from your machine to your work's Internet gateway address? How much RAM do you have in the machine? Does it seem faster if you access it from the LAN in at work?
     
  3. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have 10/mbps cable modem service at my home.

    the internet connection at work is fast, but it seems slightly slower than my connection at home. however, i am the only internet user at my house, so that might be why it seems faster.

    i dont know what the ping time is. how can i check???


    i have the latest 15" mbp, 2.33ghz with 2gb ram.

    yes, it is still slow when i connect to the TS while im at work.
     
  4. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i also noticed that the sound does not work in RDC.

    the printing seems to work perfect tho.
     
  5. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Terminal Services is generally slow. I use it on occasion here at work.
     
  6. beefy23 macrumors member

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    run the ping command in a terminal window

    E:\WSAD\BUILDW~1\CAHOOT~1>ping 10.3.10.16

    Pinging 10.3.10.16 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 10.3.10.16: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=251
    Reply from 10.3.10.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=251
    Reply from 10.3.10.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=251
    Reply from 10.3.10.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=251

    Ping statistics for 10.3.10.16:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms

    The bold bit gives an indication of the speed of response
     
  7. seniorstinky macrumors regular

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    I connect just fine to terminal server boxes on my Mac. I'd say the speed of RDP is equivalent on OS X as it is on a XP box. The RDP client for XP has some more features but speed has never been a problem IMO.
     

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