How much bandwidth is used for RDP connections?
Posted by - NA - on 20 September 2007 07:21 AM

Normally, each RDP connections use approximately 30k bandwidth. For example, a typical Application like MS Word uses from 20K to 30K.

Keeping that in consideration however, you should not assume that 10 sessions * 30bps = 300Kbps total would be sufficient. Applications using flash animation, streaming videos, and moving complex images, do use a lot of bandwidth. For example, moving images in a power point presentation could use more thank 100Kbps.

An idle connection however, normally should use” virtually” zero bandwidth.

One more thing to keep in mind is that printing itself will use the same bandwidth for client printing; however, if you use “auto- created” network printers, they will take all the bandwidth available on the WAN to send the print job.


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