Web page performance is measured by the amount of time it takes to download an entire Web page into your browser. So, when comparing the performance improvement delivered by Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator with an unaccelerated Internet connection, we configure two identical computers. Both are connected to the Internet at the same dial-up connection speed and both have the same PC and Internet browser configuration.
Using an automated browsing measurement tool (i.e. a surfing "bot"), both computers visit the same Web pages multiple times. In order to eliminate variations in download speed caused by various network factors, we take the average times for downloading the same page with and without Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator and compare the two averages in order to determine the improvement factor for a specific Web page (example: www.amazon.com). 5X represents the high-end of the frequently measured averaged results.
If you are particularly interested in the topic of timing Web pages, here's a link to a site that provides a stopwatch for timing page loads and many other interesting Internet timing tools: http://www.numion.com/Stopwatch/index.html
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less is an affordable software-only solution designed to significantly enhance Web access over low-speed (less than 200 kbps/second) connections. By contrast, DSL and cable modems provide high-speed Internet connectivity using hardware solutions that work with special telephone or cable lines.
The price for DSL or cable modem is significantly higher than Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator. In addition to the higher price, many areas simply do not have DSL or cable Internet service available.
Personally-identifiable Information on Acceleration Servers
The Accelerator client software does not transmit any historical record of your browsing activities to our servers other than non-user-identifiable summary timing and compression information, and diagnostic information. Such information is used solely for overall system performance monitoring and quality assurance.
It is possible that the file extension ".exe" was somehow lost from the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator installation file. You can easily check and, if necessary, remedy this situation. Here's how:
Depending on the speed of your modem and the processing speed of your computer, downloading will take between 5-10 minutes. For example, a modem operating at 48kbps (kilobits per second) will download Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator in about 5 minutes using a recent-vintage computer. Running the install on your computer takes a minute or less.
If Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator is installed and active on your computer a small accelerator icon will appear in the Windows taskbar area (near the system clock). If the Accelerator is active while you are surfing the Internet, the accelerator icon will constantly change images. Try accessing a Web site and you should see the icon flashing as web pages load. If you are able to surf the Internet but do not see the icon changing, there are several possibilities:
Right-click on the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator taskbar icon and select "Settings". Select the "Image Quality" tab. Adjust the slider bar to the desired image quality settings. Press OK to save the changes.
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator is launched automatically every time Windows starts. You do not have to launch it manually.
A Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator icon appears in the Windows system tray to show that it is operating in the background.
If the program was terminated, you can start it up by going to your "Start Menu" "Program Files" "Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less" and selecting the program from there.
Click on the accelerator icon in the taskbar, click on Pop-Up and disable it. If you are going to websites that you need the windows to pop-up, you could add them to the white list so you won't need to disable the pop-up blocker every time you go there.
Open the "Start Menu". Open "Settings". Open "Control Panel". Finally open "Add/Remove Programs". Look for the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less client and remove it from there.
IMPORTANT: If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer or Netscape with Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less, you will need to manually reconfigure the proxy settings for the respective browser after uninstalling or stopping Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator in order to continue using the Internet. See below for further details.
If you are using Internet Explorer, simply move your mouse over an image on a Web page and click the right mouse button. You'll see that two new options are available:
Refresh Page with Full Quality.
Refresh Picture with Full Quality. When your mouse is over a graphic.
If you select one of these options, Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator will replace the compressed graphic image with an original quality version. When the icon stops changing, the new image is in place.
Note: When you first install Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator, it is necessary to close and then restart IE in order to have the Refresh Page and Refresh Picture right-click menu options available.
These menu options are not available in Netscape, Opera or Mozilla. Please follow these steps.
1. Click on the Accelerator icon located near your system clock. Go to Options and adjust the Graphics Acceleration Level completely to the right (original quality) and click OK.
2. Hold down the Ctrl key and select R OR Select Reload from the View menu. The compressed graphic image will be replaced with an original quality version.
3. Repeat step one and adjust the Graphics Acceleration Level back to its setting.
Netscape Navigator is automatically configured to use the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator. Use Netscape as you normally would.
For other browsers such as Opera and Mozilla, Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator works with any web browser that allows you to specify an HTTP proxy. You must set the HTTP proxy host to be "127.0.0.1" and the port number to be the local listening port of the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Client (5400 by default). Consult your browser's documentation for information on how this can be done.
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator significantly speeds up web page access. To achieve this speed up, proprietary lossless compression is applied to text,
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less also accelerates email traffic (POP3 and SMTP) using lossless compression.
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less does NOT speed up file downloads (over FTP or file sharing programs), streaming audio/video and HTTPS (secure web sites).
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less is compatible with most ad blockers, popup stoppers, personal firewalls, and other utilities. In some cases, minor configuration either of Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less or other products is needed.
Yes, Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less automatically accelerates your email traffic (POP3 and SMTP) for all popular email clients such as Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express and Netscape Mail. Other email clients should work transparently as well.
Below, please find the suggested and minimum system requirements beyond the basics of an analog modem, a telephone line, and an active Internet connection.
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator can be installed on any of the following operating systems:
Yes. If you are accessing the Internet through a dial-up connection in the U.S. and Canada and your system conforms to Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator system requirements you should be able to get an accelerated Internet experience.