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Q: internet coonection ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: internet coonection
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: commensalism-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 14 Sep 2003 09:33 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2003 09:33 PDT
Question ID: 255721
if i am subsribed to an isp.
and their connection is very slow and bad.
and for the mean time i do not want to change for rasons best known to
are there any  softwares out there that can super boost my connection.
a  friend subscribed to the same isp having the same got a softwar
that boosted his connection.
he has refused to say anything.
pls who knows of such real softwares.

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 14 Sep 2003 18:21 PDT
If it's your ISP that is so slow, installing software probably won't
help very much, because your computer is probably already faster than
your ISP. However, there are services available that will "compress"
graphics and otherwise make it so you have to download fewer bytes
through your ISP, so a page that now takes, say, 45 seconds to
download might take only 25.  The cost of such services typically is
between $5 and $10 per month. Would you be interested in information
about such a service as an alternative to software?

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 14 Sep 2003 18:29 PDT
If bazing speed is what you are ultimatley after, you can also obtain
a one-way satellite kit that will not only allow you to keep your
current dial-up ISP but will increase your download speed from the
normal 57k that your friend probably has to 400k-1000k. If this
solution is of interest to you I can give you some direction with this


Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 14 Sep 2003 18:30 PDT
Sorry..."BLAZING SPEED" is what I meant to type.


Clarification of Question by commensalism-ga on 15 Sep 2003 06:31 PDT
Subject: Re: internet coonection
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 15 Sep 2003 16:09 PDT
The best solution for you is probably a proxy-based Internet

Here is what such an accelerator does: Instead of your browser going
to various Internet sites to get the information it needs to display
web pages, it instead goes to a server known as a proxy.  It is that
proxy that sends the information to the user.  What is different about
the proxy is that it sends compressed images (that are lower quality
but can be sent over the modem faster because they're smaller) and
takes other steps so that your browser has get less information to
display the page.  Some of these web accelerator services also delete
advertising (including popups) that make pages load slowly.

The result is that pages heavy in graphics load more quickly. You
won't get improvement with e-mail, big downloads and text-heavy sites
such as Google (which is pretty fast to begin with).  The reviews of
these products indicate that they help some the first time you go to a
site, but when you return they help out quite a bit, cutting the time
to a half, a third or better.

Here are three such services. All are available for from $5 to $10 per
month, in addition to what you pay your Internet service provider.


Artera Turbo

Propel Accelerator

Any one of the three products above can be downloaded for a free

All three of these systems work the same way. Propel seems to be the
largest company, and its product has been extensively reviewed by
neutral sources.  Here are some of the reviews:

C|Net review

ZDNet review

Excerpts of several reviews

As the C|Net review indicated, most of the software-only that are
designed to make your computer and connection run faster don't really
do all that much. So I suggest you don't waste your time with them and
go with a proxy-based system instead.

Best wishes,


Search strategy: I was aware of Propel, so I looked for reviews of
propel using the term "propel review" to get a neutral perspective on
if it does what it claims.
Then as I was browsing through articles on Propel, I ran across the
names of some of its competitors.

Request for Answer Clarification by commensalism-ga on 17 Sep 2003 02:24 PDT
u are just giving me softwares .
is there nothing else.
besides i ahve tried propel already it does not make  muh diff for me

Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 17 Sep 2003 11:33 PDT
If the problem is with your Internet service provider, as you
indicate, there is only so much you can do.  However, Tutuzdad-ga
stated, there is also the option of one-way satellite service.  You
would still use your current Internet provider, but by using a
satellite dish you can get extremely fast downloads.  However, this
approach can be expensive.

Here are some sites that allow you to order one-way satellite service:


IWC SkySurfer

(Ordering via Internet apparently not available at this site. It is
also unclear whether this company has replaced all its one-way
satellite service with two-way service.)

All Tech Systems
(Order must be completed by phone.)
(Internet ordering not available.)

I Buy Broadband

I hope this helps.



Google search terms: "one way satellite"

"1 way satellite"

Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 17 Sep 2003 11:42 PDT
If the above is unsatisfactory, you might also try the software listed
on the following page.  Most experts say that such software probably
won't give you the results you seek, but if the problem is some
setting in your computer, one of these might be of help.

PC and Internet Accelerator Software Solutions


Search term: boost speed internet
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