I'm using ssh to access a laptop (running that connects to the internet through UMTS. It is painstakingly slow to type any command. However when I use SCP to copy a file from the same laptop to the local machine it shows speeds of around 1.25 Mbps (160 KBps) which seems reasonable.
Why does it take so much time to type a command in the remote terminal while it seems I have plenty of up/download speed (assuming the download is more than the upload)?
The results don't change when I use
ssh -C, so compression does not help significantly.