Boeing VPN, Work from Home

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VPN has 0.25 seconds latency at best. Then there are other tech (e.g., protocols) consideration. Are you a Boeing employee who work from home using VPN. Please tell me your experience with Skype, Microsoft Lync, and WebEx audio conferencing. I can get Freedom Plan, so bandwidth non-issue but latency is. Thanks
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As an outsider who doesn't work for Boeing but who does have an idea of the general situation, I have the following suggestions:

The high latency of a satellite internet connection is a direct consequence of the speed of light in a vacuum and can not be changed.  At the same time, there are many places where satellite internet is the only viable form of internet access. Any VPN, or other program, can be programmed to work with an internet connection of any latency.  If the VPN that Boeing requires that you use has 0.25 seconds latency, then Boeing needs to get that VPN reprogrammed so that it will work with your high latency satellite internet connection.
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Dexter Lumen

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I generally have a 1500ms ping at best and 3000+ms at worst. If you're looking for 250ms then it's not even close.
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Unfortunately whatever we do we're not going to be able to change the latency because it's the speed of light. VPNs are sort of hit and miss with us and with that latency requirement with Boeing it's not going to meet the requirement. The ping SHOULD average around 750ms in most cases but sometimes higher. It's one of our disadvantages as a technology. 
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TLS/SSL (e.g. ) is very much like, and can be considered to be an example of, a VPN ( ) and every online banking and other financial website uses TLS/SSL, for obvious reasons.  Further, within the last 4 years or so, many other websites, including Google, use TLS/SSL also.  Obviously TLS/SSL works just fine over a satellite internet connection, meaning that any VPN can also be made to work over a satellite internet connection.  Therefore, the question now becomes: will Boeing make its VPN work over a satellite internet connection (i.e. increase the VPN's latency tolerance to a couple of seconds or so)?
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I use Cisco Anyconnect for my work and it will get by. I have not tried Skype, Webex or Lynx video with it.
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I have noticed on HughesNet's website, it states that VPN will absolutely NOT work with them. I have noticed on the Exede forums that it works for some but not all.