I got a Draytek Vigor 2820Vn router yesterday that has VPN built in. I am currently using PPTP on my iPhone & iPad to VNC to an XP machine on the LAN which works great. However when trying to access my main work folder on my iMac remotely (by mounting as an AFP share from Finder) it is incredibly slow - everytime I click the scroll bar in the Finder window it takes approx 15s to scroll the window. Obviously I am doing something wrong! Here are my thoughts: 1. Would L2TP or IPSec be somehow faster than PPTP? I tried briefly to connect to the VPN from my iPhone via IPSec but was unable which is why I went with PPTP. 2. Is the fact that I am not running Snow Leopard Server an issue (i.e. my iMac is expecting the remote machine to be local so somehow is not serving the files as efficiently as possible)? Is a dedicated server running SLS what I really need for this purpose? 3. I have read about a program called BlueHarvest that deletes unnecessary files from directories that are being served. Would using this be a good idea? Or is there something else/better? 4. Is AFP entirely the wrong way to go, if so would I be better connecting via FTP for this purpose? I do not necessarily want to work on the files over the VPN as some are very large (i.e. I just want to grab them then re-upload them after working on them) although that would be handy for some smaller files e.g. Word/Excel The whole subject of VPN & servers is new to me and while I am slowly unraveling some of the mysteries any help would be much appreciated!