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Dial-Up Connection "Accelerator" Technique

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Brad, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    Hi,

    How does an "accelerator" work for dial-up connections to make
    transfers faster?

    Thanks in advance, Brad

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  2. NRen2k5

    NRen2k5 Guest

    By reading sites through a proxy run by the makers of the program, which
    compresses everything (including the images, at a loss) so that it all
    takes less bandwidth.
     
  3. DeserTBoB

    DeserTBoB Guest

    Dial-up "accelerators" are a ripoff and generally only speed up simple
    text and other really simply compressed stuff. JPEGS and MPEGS will
    get squashed and corrupted. Useless for modern web sites, etc. Net
    Zero is trying to make a bundle off their "accelerator" service. It
    is a complete sham. So is "Earthfink." Why bother with a ripoff
    accelerator, when Verizon (in some markets) is now offering ADSL (not
    that good...768 Kb/s tops) for $9.95/mo.? Even ADSL can beat any
    "accelerator" and frees up a phone line.
     
  4. What does this have to do with the repair of electronic equipment?

    None at all. It belongs in some computer newsgroup, so go and fine it.

    Michael
     
  5. AZ Nomad

    AZ Nomad Guest

    For the most part, they don't. They can route data through a proxy and keep
    a cache of frequently requested pages on your system. They can incorporate
    data compression to reduce the size of the data transfered.

    The idea getting five-fold speed improvements is pure fantasy.

    They're typically good for 5-15%.
     
  6. Google's is free and effective.
     
  7. Guest

    I believe some of them also download pages that are associated with
    the page you are currently viewing in the background - you click a
    link on your current page, and if you're lucky, some of the page
    you're going to is already there.

    Jerry
     
  8. Jim Land

    Jim Land Guest

    But "Dial-up users may not see much improvement, as Google Web Accelerator
    is currently optimized to speed up web page loading for broadband
    connections."

    http://webaccelerator.google.com/support.html
     
  9. ©

    © Guest

    |>
    |>Dial-up "accelerators" are a ripoff and generally only speed up simple
    |>text and other really simply compressed stuff. JPEGS and MPEGS will
    |>get squashed and corrupted. Useless for modern web sites, etc. Net
    |>Zero is trying to make a bundle off their "accelerator" service. It
    |>is a complete sham. So is "Earthfink." Why bother with a ripoff
    |>accelerator, when Verizon (in some markets) is now offering ADSL (not
    |>that good...768 Kb/s tops) for $9.95/mo.? Even ADSL can beat any
    |>"accelerator" and frees up a phone line.


    All modems have always had V32/V42biz LAPM Data Compression built
    into the modems rochwell chipset even software/win modems......

    Some Programs like DAP download while emulating as much as 10
    connections on the same file at once, like multiple modems, and that is a
    faster download.
     
  10. so go and fine it.

    So, how big is the fine?


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  11. NRen2k5

    NRen2k5 Guest

    True. And that is a nuisance to sites' admins because they cause big
    bandwidth spikes.
     
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