Internet Accelerator

  MS35 18:07 14 Nov 2006

Any views on whether there are any accelerators for dial up that are worth paying for or downloading? Last reference I could find was back in June - One thread mentioned "However, there is an IE tweak readily available to do the same thing - checking out the ONSpeed threads in the forums will reveal it." but I couldn't find any more detail.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:14 14 Nov 2006

click here

Take a look here.

  MS35 19:01 14 Nov 2006

Checked this out on my PC (Win 2k) which is broadband already, but will now need to wait until the weekend to see what's already on the PC I need to try and speed up. Will report back soon.

  Belatucadrus 19:27 14 Nov 2006

click here
For a freebie, don't expect miracles.

  Stuartli 21:24 14 Nov 2006

This is the speed tweak:

click here

Tiscali offering at:

click here

  MS35 22:20 14 Nov 2006

Stuartli - Think it was your original thread I found. Does the Tiscali offering do the same but just behind the scenes or can they both be done together?

  Stuartli 23:16 14 Nov 2006

I've never used the Tiscali version but gather it's somewhat similar to ONSpeed but freeware.

Over the years I've mentioned The Scream's explanation of what is a well known tweak on numerous occasions...:-)

  robgf 01:11 15 Nov 2006

The Tiscali accelerator does appear to be a rebadged version of Onspeed, unfortunately you have to sign up to Tiscali to use it.

Onspeed does work fairly well, the worse your initial connection speed is, the more of an improvement you will see. But it does have limitations, not speeding up downloads for instance.

I use the Proxomitron, this can be set restrict the downloading of some items, such as adverts, which speeds up surfing and it's free!!

Read this article for more info:
click here

Rob. :)

  Wak 10:12 15 Nov 2006

Hi, You could also try the FREE CyberTweak from click here.
It covers Win 98 to XP and dial-up to Broadband.

  Stuartli 12:02 15 Nov 2006

I use to use Proxomiton - it was recommended by one of the offspring some years ago (an IT support specialist) because, IIRC, I was having problems downloading some websites.

It's excellent but I don't require it these days although it's still installed.

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