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A friend of mine is living with her grandparents while she is at college and is going insane from how slow their internet is.
Is there any way I can set up a VM on my machine with internet access for her to log into remotely? Or perhaps a non admin (and somewhat restricted) account on my computer with remote access?

Would it even make a difference when her internet is so slow?
Im guessing no...because in the end it all comes back to how fast she can access the internet.
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If the connection on her end is bottle necked (dail-up/cheap broadband < 1Mb) there is no way to speed it up short of getting a program that will crawl all her regularly visited sites and cache them for later browsing.
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If the connection on her end is bottle necked (dail-up/cheap broadband < 1Mb) there is no way to speed it up short of getting a program that will crawl all her regularly visited sites and cache them for later browsing.
Thats what I figured.
Any recommendations for a program like that? I was thinking of something like that but I don't have any Ideas.
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You want her to login in using a slow connection to get access to a PC with better network? isnt that sort of missing the point?

Or am i not understanding this?
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You want her to login in using a slow connection to get access to a PC with better network? isnt that sort of missing the point?

Or am i not understanding this?
No, thats exactly the point and exactly the problem.
Ive been trying to explain the concept to her but she is having a hard time grasping it so I told her ill ask around and see if there is a way to make it work.
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Does she have a phone with faster internet than at the place she is staying. If so, tether is an option.
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Does she have a phone with faster internet than at the place she is staying. If so, tether is an option.
Ive talked to her about that and her phone ends up being about the same speed.
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Setting up remote access for her would be a waste of time. Your PC may be able to pull all of the site data by proxy/etc, but she will still maintain the same slow link transferring back to her PC.

There's nothing you can do aside from her subscribing to a more capable WAN uplink.

Something like VNC or Remote Desktop are more bandwidth intensive than the sites she would be visiting.
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Setting up remote access for her would be a waste of time. Your PC may be able to pull all of the site data by proxy/etc, but she will still maintain the same slow link transferring back to her PC.

There's nothing you can do aside from her subscribing to a more capable WAN uplink.

Something like VNC or Remote Desktop are more bandwidth intensive than the sites she would be visiting.
Ill try explaining that to her using the "the internet is like pipes and water analogy and see if it works.
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