Below, you will find answers to the most common questions about our Web Acceleration. If you do not find an answer you are looking for, please contact us.
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Which Web Accelerator does ISP Booster offer? ISP Booster offers the ATN Web Accelerator powered by SlipStream, the worldwide leader in Web Acceleration technology. The current version is SlipStream version 6.0.
Can anyone use ISP Booster's Web Acceleration? Most people who use a dial-up Internet service can use ISP Booster. However, those who already have an accelerated dial-up connection like NetZero HiSpeed or AOL 9.0 Optimized will not benefit from additional acceleration. Also, please see the system requirements below to verify your computer's compatibility.
What are the system requirements?
PC's with Windows...
- Windows 98, ME, 2000 (Service Pack 4), XP, or Vista
- Pentium 200MHz or faster (or equivalent)
- 64 MB of RAM or more
- 11 MB free disk space or more
- Browsers: Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Netscape 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Opera 8.0 or higher
- OS X 10.2 or higher
- PowerPC G3 processor or higher (or equivalent)
- 333MHz or faster
- 128MB RAM or more
- 6MB of hard drive space or more
- Safari web browser 1.0 or later
What does Web Acceleration do for me? Quite simply, it increases your web browsing speed by as much as 700% or more. It does this by compressing data that is transferred from the Internet to your computer. Less data to transfer = faster browsing speed!
What type of data will be accelerated? In general, web pages load at a much faster rate. You no longer have to wait and wait for web pages to display!
- Graphics are displayed faster.
- Text is displayed faster.
- Web-based email is faster.
- POP3-SMTP email is faster.
Is every type of file accelerated? No - certain types of files are already compressed, so that Web Acceleration software cannot compress these files any further. This includes many types of files that are downloaded to your computer, such as music or program downloads and streaming media.
Will my "connection speed" change? No - your "connection speed" will not change. Your connection speed is limited by your phone lines and your equipment. Web Acceleration allows web pages to load on your computer at a faster rate, despite the fact that your connection speed does not change. One great feature of the Acceleration software is that it has a built-in tool which allows you to see how well it is performing at any time.
Is there anything else I should know? Yes - the more times you visit a particular page, the faster that page will load. The first time you visit a page, it might load 100% faster than normal. After several visits to that page, it could load 300% to 700% faster. In other words, your favorite pages will load the fastest.
What are my other options for speeding up the Internet? Only expensive broadband (DSL, cable, satellite) Internet services allow faster Internet speeds.
So, how much does it cost? That's the best part. Compare the following...
- ISP Booster - can be used with your dial-up Internet service
$2.95 per month (no need to change your Internet service)
- TDISP.com - must be used with TDISP.com Internet service
$2.95 per month (in addition to Internet access fees)
- NetZero HiSpeed - must be used with NetZero Internet service
$5.00 per month (in addition to Internet access fees)
- OnSpeed - can be used with your dialup Internet service
$49.99 per year
Do you offer a trial period? Yes, if you are unhappy with ISP Booster for any reason and you cancel within 10 days of signing up for service, your payment will be refunded. However, there are no refunds after the initial 10-day period.
How do I get started? Just click here to sign up. It's that easy.
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