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Modem Speed

by GarrettInTn / January 29, 2004 12:29 AM PST

I have heard there is a new software program available called "Onspeed". It was developed by a British company to increase modem speed. Has anyone heard about this software? and/or possibly used it? Let me now your thoughts. Thanks.

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ANY :Modem Speed BOOSTER that I've seen has either not worked or just a SCAM to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2004 12:55 AM PST
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Re:Modem Speed
by Tufenuf / January 29, 2004 4:45 AM PST
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I agree with Bob 100%. Don't waste your time or money on any of those so called Optimizer programs because they do nothing to speed up your modem.

Larry

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Re:Modem Speed
by radean / January 29, 2004 5:36 AM PST
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"ONSPEED is a software download which utilises a unique 9 patent approved compression technology that increases your existing Internet connection speed by up to 5 times."

Sounds like a Web Accelerator. If so, it doesn't speed up your modem, but does compress images and such, so pages load faster.
My ISP started offering a free one not long ago, and I was hesitant to try it, since I had not heard anything good about them on these forums.
Finally gave it a try, and really like it. I don't think that I would pay to have it, but for free, it's great.
You can get much the same effect by turning off images in IE options.

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Re::Modem Speed
by wjeffres / March 24, 2004 9:19 AM PST
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I have been using a program called propel (www.propel.com) for well over a year now. Yes it does cost an annual fee of 50.00 a year. However my web pages load 3-4 times faster. When I am at other computers other than my own, I get very frustrated with the slowness of the web pages. I guess I have grown accustomed to propel and won't do without it. I beleave netzero offers a simmular service as part of their dialup. Propel is not an ISP.

P.S. Propel is a graphics compression service that compresses the webpage and downloads it to you. The propel software on your computer uncompresses it so you can veiw each web page normally. I does not change any moden configurations like so-called other programs. Yes it works with the zone alarm firewall too. Should work with any dialip 56k service. check their web site for Q/A.
Bill J.

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