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Will RU Server be faster in this scenario?

Mike MacSween, User (Posts: 4)

Sep 22, 2017 9:00:52 am EDT

Hi Conrad

Sorry, I wan't clear. I don't have admin privilege at the 15-miles-away site either. I could probably ask. But to be honest, I'd rather not.

Will RU Server be faster in this scenario?

Mike MacSween, User (Posts: 4)

Sep 22, 2017 8:50:48 am EDT

Hi Conrad

My usage scenario is this:

I'm using Remote Utilities on a MacBook, running in a Windows Virtual Machine.

I could, theoretically, run RU server in another VM on the same MacBook, yes? I have a Windows 2012 Server VM set up already.

At my home office I have complete control over routers and so on. I'm sure I could set up a DNS name.

BUT, one thing I do is travel to other sites where I have no control at all over the network. I am certain that requests to open ports and/or set up port forwarding would be flat denied by the network admins.

So am I right in thinking that I couldn't get RU Server to work in those situations?

In which case the other option is to set up a separate machine and leave it at my home office as an RU Server, yes? Presumably the machine doesn't have to be particularly fast or powerful, as the limiting factor is internet speed, and the server is acting as a 'dumb' (!) relay.

Or how easy is it to switch between RU Server self hosting and using your servers? As far as I can tell it's just a case of switching between 'default server' and 'custom server' on the host. So using my own server when I'm in my office, and your servers when I'm out? Though of course I'd have to do this every time I left the office, BEFORE I left.

Many thanks. Mike

Will RU Server be faster in this scenario?

Mike MacSween, User (Posts: 4)

Sep 22, 2017 8:20:48 am EDT

Hi Conrad

Thank you for the reply. I might have another couple of questions, but I'll read the guide first, so I'm not asking RTFM type questions.

Will RU Server be faster in this scenario?

Mike MacSween, User (Posts: 4)

Sep 21, 2017 9:55:23 am EDT

I connect to only one other computer, which is about 15 miles away. I'm in the UK, northern England. My broadband speeds are about 60Mb/s download, and the other computer gets about 6Mb/s (though that should improve).

I connect using RU Internet-ID.

If I install RU Server here, will the speed improve?

Thanks.