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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: http://www.numion.com/Stopwatch/index.html
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.
What are the privacy implications of using MegaSPEED Accelerator?
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.
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 48 kbps (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, 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 button 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.
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.