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Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by [email protected], 1 Mar 2006.

  1. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,411

    hi i have a mate who lives just outside broadband reach he just surfs net no gamming, have read about this onspeed thingy, always thought it was junk but my nilly newsletter recommends it for dial up users

    has anyone used this and would like to share experiences of it plz?
  2. Eliot


    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,792

    i would also like to know, its is gonna sound stupid and im sure it wont but here goes, can you download faster with it? It is meant to be good mind
  3. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    It's not going to accelerate your connection beyond what it's capable of - all it's doing is compressing things as much as they can get away with at their end, so it appears faster.

    Must be in the middle of nowhere not to be able to get some kind of broadband though :confused:
  4. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 51,707

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I read a review that it magically caches the web pages you go to and makes them load faster but it does not increase your download speed.
  5. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    If you want to download and cache links in the background while surfing you can use Fasterfox with prefetching enabled, using fasterfox may help with dial up as well.
  6. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Supposedly its pretty good for surfing webpages, but if you want to download files like video then it doesnt make any difference, it also doesnt work on secure pages and arious other things.
  7. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,543

    It certainly won't make a jot of difference for downloading files of any sort. For general surfing apparrently it works fairly well over dial-up connections as long as you're not quite believing the "as good as broadband" hype. One maths teacher of mine spent every other lesson telling us about it.
  8. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    A friend has this because he is too tight to get BB; he likes it. I haven't seen it working but it is meant to help browsing but as others have said for downloading will make little difference. You should make sure that his TCP/IP settings are optimized to the max, try this
  9. Elston


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 902

    Location: Carmarthen

    I used it for a year (parents own a farm in the middle of wales, they still cant get broadband!) and i found it made a considerable difference to my general internet browsing. Pages do load alot quicker and you can set the level of image compression to low quality to speed it up more. Afterall this is what really kills 56k connections. As already stated downloads do not change at all, only things done via the browser.

    Only annoying thing i found was that as it goes via thier servers you have to set your browser up to go via a proxy and every now and again it would just drop the connection for no reason, you then had to tell it to reconnect or if it still failed you would have change the proxy settings just to be able to continue. Not a hugh problem just annoying really.
  10. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,411

    old newton suffolk, hes just short of getting it
  11. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    You are aware there's...no limit?