Dialup 4 Less
Dialup 4 Less
FAQ How does Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less claim to be 5X faster?

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

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FAQ How does Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less's solution compare to DSL or cable modem?

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.

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FAQ What are the privacy implications of using Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator?

Personally-identifiable Information on Acceleration Servers

If you have a high level understanding of how Acceleration works you may be concerned that the Accelerator could be used to track your browsing activities in a way that could violate your privacy. We recognize that your privacy is very important, and therefore, we have implemented the Acceleration Service so that personally-identifiable information cannot be easily tracked or easily derived from data within our server infrastructure. When your Accelerator client software connects to our infrastructure, it identifies itself using a unique client ID. Our infrastructure has a database of client IDs that are authorized to receive acceleration, but that database does not contain any personally-identifiable information associated with the IDs, such as your name, address, or email address. Further, we have designed all of our server logging features in such a way that no single log contains a direct record of the Web sites visited by specific clients. Personally-identifiable information regarding browsing activities is subject to the Privacy Policy and can be derived from information logged only by applying special post-processing. Accelerator Client/Server Communication

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.

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FAQ Why can't I open the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator installation file after I download it?

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:

  • First, find the installation file you downloaded. Unless you changed the name during the installation process, search for that. Use the Window's Start menu: Start -> Search -> For Files and Folders...
  • When you find the file, select it. The full name of the file should be visible.
  • If the ".exe" extension (without quotation marks) is missing, add it. Click on the filename and use your mouse to add the extension ".exe"
  • You should be able to double-click on the file right in the Search Results window to start the install.

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FAQ How long will it take to download Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator?

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.

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FAQ Where Can I Download The Dial-Up Accelerator?

Click on the link below to download the accelerator:
download acc

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FAQ Is Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator installed, active, and enabled on your computer?

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:

  • You are accessing a Web site or other content that Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator does not speed up. If you are not sure what content can be accelerated, Click Here for details on what Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator does and does not accelerate.
  • Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator is currently disabled on your computer. If you see red lines around and over the icon, it means that the Accelerator is disabled.
  • Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator or other software on your system may require special configuration. To review the list of currently incompatible software or software that may require special handling, Click Here.

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FAQ How do I change the image quality setting for all images?

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.

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FAQ How do I start Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator?

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.

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FAQ How do I turn off the Pop-Up Blocker?

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.

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FAQ How do I uninstall Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator?

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.

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FAQ How do I see the original graphic quality of a specific image or Web page?

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.

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FAQ How do I use other browsers with my Web Accelerator?

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.

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FAQ What types of Web content does Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less accelerate?

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, html, xml, javascript and style sheets. Proprietary image compression is applied to gif images, jpeg images and Flash content.

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).

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FAQ Are ad blockers, popup stoppers, personal firewalls and other utilities compatible with Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator?

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.

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FAQ Does Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator speed up email access?

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.

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FAQ What are the system requirements for Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator?

System Requirements

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:

  • Windows 95b w/ Windsock2
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Macintosh OS 10.4 or greater
Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator requires at least Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape 4.0 or any later version of either browser.

Note that the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Email Acceleration component requires Windows 98 and above, and that the Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Pop-up Blocker component requires Internet Explorer 5.0 and above.

Newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer are available free of charge through Microsoft.

For Windows 95 users: Currently, Microsoft does not permit Windows 95 users to install Internet Explorer 6 or greater, however, Internet Explorer 5.5 is available.

The recommended system requirements for Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator are a Pentium 200MHz with 64MB of RAM and at least 5MB of hard-disk space.

Internet connection line speed in Kbps (kilobits/second)
Minimum: 14.4 Kbps
Maximum: 200 Kbps

Regardless, Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Web Accelerator will work within your current system configuration to provide you with the best content acceleration.

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FAQ I travel. Does Hi-Speed Dialup 4 Less Accelerator work anywhere I use my PC?

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.

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