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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 7:49:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

Learned friends.

Was wandering if anyone has done some network monitoring and optimisation
with remote desktop, and have worked out what the minimum bandwidth
requirements/throughput are for remote desktop.

I kow there are a kwillion variables such as screen settings, sounds, screen
motion etc, but I am thinking along the lines of a straight forward session
where a couple of admin windows are open, screen updates are average (ie. not
playing Quake), no sound or other optional requirements.

I would be happy with 256 colours etc. Just enough to get the job done.

I am asking this, as I am considering the possibility of deploying the
option to our support staff using their GPRS connectivity with mobile
phones.. But this would work only if the bandwidth usage/throughput (minimum
useful) fits within the pipe supplied by GPRS.

thanks for any help and time.
bruce
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 8:51:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

It works fine on a 56k dialup modem.
GPRS can theoretically do 172k

Check your provider to see what bandwidth they work on.

Regards
Mark Dormer

"bkfd" <bkfd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Learned friends.
>
> Was wandering if anyone has done some network monitoring and optimisation
> with remote desktop, and have worked out what the minimum bandwidth
> requirements/throughput are for remote desktop.
>
> I kow there are a kwillion variables such as screen settings, sounds,
> screen
> motion etc, but I am thinking along the lines of a straight forward
> session
> where a couple of admin windows are open, screen updates are average (ie.
> not
> playing Quake), no sound or other optional requirements.
>
> I would be happy with 256 colours etc. Just enough to get the job done.
>
> I am asking this, as I am considering the possibility of deploying the
> option to our support staff using their GPRS connectivity with mobile
> phones.. But this would work only if the bandwidth usage/throughput
> (minimum
> useful) fits within the pipe supplied by GPRS.
>
> thanks for any help and time.
> bruce
>
July 30, 2009 4:04:48 PM

Just a question to pose on top of this one...

Our HelpDesk uses RDP....are there any options to this program to reduce the bandwidth other than changing display, colors and backgound from coming over? Really need to streamline its usage quite a bit...even monochrome would be fine.

Thanks
!