VNC lag

Andrew Reid andrew.reid at
Mon Dec 2 17:28:45 CST 2002

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 02:53:06PM +1030, Freeman, Peter (ERHS) wrote:

> >Perhaps its because I'm not on an entirely switched network here, but
> >I often feel as though VNC is a big laggy over the LAN. I'm using
> >TightVNC with good quality JPEG compression.
> >
> >Is it just me and my network, or can VNC be a bit sluggish at times?
> Could be both of us, but I've found it to be a little sluggish at times
> also.
> That I don't mind a whole lot, but it must load up the network card on the 
> remote PC, because any network related apps (for us that's pretty much
> everything),
> slow to the proverbial crawl when I'm connected via VNC.  Occasionally I
> still
> have to disconnect (VNC) and talk a user through a few steps before
> reconnecting.

Miserable protocol.

> But hey, it still beats walking to their desk.... ;)

Indeed. It's good to know that I'm not alone.

   - andrew

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