What is FastNet Web Accelerator
What is FastNet Web Accelerator?
FastNet Web Accelerator speeds up your Internet experience, by up to five times, using your existing dialup phone line and modem. You do not require any extra equipment. FastNet Web Accelerator allows you to surf at near DSL speed, making it the high-speed Internet solution with the convenience of dial-up. It is easy to install, runs seamlessly and doesn't alter any of your existing software. You can also control the amount of compression vs. speed gain yourself.
What gets accelerated?
FastNet Web Accelerator compresses the following elements of web pages in order to send the information to your computer faster:
What will not be accelerated?
Graphics including JPEG and GIF images
E-mail on the Web
Although FastNet Web Accelerator is able to compress many different types of online data, there are a few which cannot be accelerated:
Streaming media, audio and video files.
Secure pages, such as those used for online banking and credit card forms.
Files and attachments such as music or digital photos.
How does it work?
What are the FastNet Web Accelerator System Requirements?
With traditional dialup methods, the text and graphics that make up web pages get sent from the server to you over your phone line. Because of the large amount of data required to be sent, this process can be painfully slow. FastNet Web Accelerator compresses this data using a proprietary technology, and sends it over your existing dialup phone line. This compression process allows a smaller amount data to be sent – up to five times less – making the download time of your web pages and your online experience that much faster. As an added download time reducer, FastNet Web Accelerator stores elements of the web sites you visit frequently so you do not have to re-download them every time you visit these sites.
Dialup Internet Connection:
Supported Internet Browser:
IE 5+ or Netscape Navigator 4.7 +.
Opera or Mozilla require additional configuration.
Microsoft Windows OS:
Pentium PC 200MHz or better with Windows 98, ME, 2000, or XP
(Mac and Linux are currently NOT SUPPORTED).
Available Disk space: 5 MB
System Memory (RAM): 64 MB of RAM recommended
How much does it cost?
You can add 5x FastNet web acceleration to your dial-up account for just $3.95 per month! Less if you pay quarterly, semi-annually or annually! You can add it at sign up, email us or call 724-995-1010 to have FastNet Web Acceleration added to your account. Then, just download the program from our Support page and install the program on your computer.