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Welcome to the MegaSPEED Accelerator Client - powered by SlipStream.
Please select one of the choices below to help make you more familiar with this client.Quick Installation and Usage Guide
This section will walk you through the steps required for the basic installation and usage of the Accelerator. It is meant to help you quickly install and begin using the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator. For more detailed information please browse the sections below.
1. Overview of MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
2. Download and Installation Help
3. Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
4. Product Details
5. Additional Assistance
Overview of MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
How does MegaSPEED 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 MegaSPEED 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 computer 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 MegaSPEED 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:
How does MegaSPEED's solution compare to DSL or cable modem?MegaSPEED 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 MegaSPEED
Accelerator. In addition to the higher price, many areas simply do not
have DSL or cable Internet service available.
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.
Download and Installation Help
How long will it take to download MegaSPEED 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 MegaSPEED Accelerator in about 5 minutes using a recent-vintage computer. After download running the install on your computer takes a minute or less.
Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
What ports does the MegaSPEED Accelerator use?The MegaSPEED Accelerator uses two ports. If you are encountering errors preventing you from using the accelerator please ensure the following ports are open in any firewall software you are using on your computer.
How do I change the image quality settings for all images?To adjust the image quality simply slide the bar located on the "Images" tab of the Accelerator program. The two sample images on that screen will change to show you how images on websites will look at the current acceleration level. When you are done adjusting the image quality setting click the apply bottom to save your changes.
What are the system requirements for MegaSPEED Accelerator?Below, you will find the suggested and minimum system requirements beyond the basics of an analog modem, a telephone line, and an active Internet connection.
PowerPC G3 processor at 333MHz
Internet connection line speed in Kbps (kilobits/second)
I travel. Does MegaSPEED Accelerator work anywhere I use my computer?Yes. If you are accessing the Internet through the same ISP and your system conforms to MegaSPEED Accelerator system requirements you should be able to get an accelerated Internet experience.
MegaSPEED does NOT speed up file downloads (over FTP or file sharing programs),
streaming audio/video and HTTPS (secure web sites).
Contact UsThe most effective way to obtain technical or customer support is to first review the 3 guides we have provided (FAQ, Quick install and Usage, and Product Guide), which contains numerous suggestions as well as instructions on sending vitally important MegaSPEED Accelerator diagnostic information.