2 Download and Installation Help
3 Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
4 Product Details
Section 1 - Overview of MegaSPEED Web AcceleratorHow does MegaSPEED claim to be 5X faster?
Using an automated browsing measurement tool (i.e. a surfing "bot"), both computers visit the same Web pages multiple times. In order to eliminate variations in download speed caused by various network factors, we take the average times for downloading the same page with and without MegaSPEED Accelerator and compare the two averages in order to determine the improvement factor for a specific Web page (example: www.amazon.com). 5X represents the high-end of the frequently measured averaged results.
If you are particularly
interested in the topic of timing Web pages, here's a
link to a site that provides a stopwatch for timing page loads and many
interesting Internet timing tools:
The price for DSL or cable
modem is significantly higher than MegaSPEED
Accelerator. In addition to the higher price, many areas simply do not
or cable Internet service available.
are the privacy implications of using MegaSPEED
Personally-identifiable Information on Acceleration Servers
Accelerator Client/Server Communication
The Accelerator client software does not transmit any historical record of your browsing activities to our servers other than non-user-identifiable summary timing and compression information, and diagnostic information. Such information is used solely for overall system performance monitoring and quality assurance.
Section 2 - Download and Installation Help
can't I open the MegaSPEED Accelerator installation
file after I download it?
It is possible that the file extension ".exe" was somehow lost from the MegaSPEED Accelerator installation file. You can easily check and, if necessary, remedy this situation. Here's how:
long will it take to download MegaSPEED Accelerator?
Depending on the speed of your modem and the processing speed of your computer, downloading will take between 5-10 minutes. For example, a modem operating at 48kbps (kilobits per second) will download MegaSPEED Accelerator in about 5 minutes using a recent-vintage computer. Running the install on your computer takes a minute or less
Section 3 - Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator
If MegaSPEED Accelerator is
installed and active on your computer a
accelerator icon will appear in the Windows taskbar area (near the
clock). If the Accelerator is active while you are surfing the
accelerator icon will constantly change images. Try accessing a Web
site and you
should see the icon flashing as web pages load. If you are able to surf
Internet but do not see the icon changing, there are several
Right-click on the MegaSPEED
Web Accelerator taskbar icon and select
"Settings" Select the "Image Quality" tab Adjust the slider bar to the
desired image quality settings Press OK to
save the changes.
Click on the accelerator icon
in the taskbar, click on Pop-Up and disable
it If you are going to websites that you need the windows to pop-up,
could add them to the white list so you won't need to disable the
every time you go there.
Open the "Start Menu" Open "Settings" Open "Control Panels" Finally open "Add/Remove Programs" Looks for the MegaSPEED client and remove it from there.
IMPORTANT: If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer
with MegaSPEED, you will need to manually reconfigure the proxy
settings for the
respective browser after uninstalling or stopping MegaSPEED Accelerator
to continue using the Internet. See below for further details.
Restoring a Browser's Proxy Address and Port Number
If you are using a browser besides Internet Explorer or Netscape when you stop or uninstall MegaSPEED Accelerator you will need to reset proxy settings to their original values (or no values). Until you do this, you will likely not be able to access the Internet Consult your browser's documentation for information on how this could be done.
do I see the original graphic quality of specific
image or Web page?
If you are using Internet Explorer, simply move your mouse over an image on a Web page and click the right mouse button. You'll see that two new options are available:
Refresh Page (or Show Original Image)
Refresh Picture with Full Quality (or show Original Page)
If you select one of these options, MegaSPEED Accelerator will replace the compressed graphic image with an original quality version. When the icon stops changing, the new image is in place.
Note: When you first install MegaSPEED Accelerator, it is necessary to close and then restart IE in order to have the Refresh Page and Refresh Picture right-click menu options available.
These menu options are not available in Netscape, Opera or Mozilla. Please follow these steps:
1. Click on the Accelerator icon located near your system clock. Go to Options and adjust the Graphics Acceleration Level completely to the right (original quality) and click OK.
2. Hold down the Ctrl key and select R OR Select Reload from the View menu. The compressed graphic image will be replaced with an original quality version.
3. Repeat step one and adjust the Graphics Acceleration Level back to its setting.
Section 4 - Product DetailsHow do I use other browsers with my Web Accelerator?
Netscape Navigator is automatically configured to use the MegaSPEED Accelerator. Use Netscape as you normally would.
For other browsers such as Opera and Mozilla, MegaSPEED Web Accelerator works with any web browser that allows you to specify an HTTP proxy. You must set the HTTP proxy host to be "127.0.0.1" and the port number to be the local listening port of the MegaSPEED Client (5400 by default) Consult your browser's documentation for information on how this can be done.
types of Web content does MegaSPEED accelerate?
MegaSPEED also accelerates email traffic (POP3 and SMTP) using lossless compression.
MegaSPEED does NOT speed up
file downloads (over FTP or file sharing
programs), streaming audio/video and HTTPS (secure web sites).
ad blockers, popup stoppers, personal firewalls and other
utilities compatible with MegaSPEED Accelerator?
MegaSPEED is compatible with most ad blockers, popup stoppers, personal firewalls, and other utilities. In some cases, minor configuration either of MegaSPEED or other products is needed. In other cases, MegaSPEED is not compatible.
If you are receiving error
messages from a firewall please ensure the following ports are allowed
Yes, MegaSPEED automatically
accelerates your email traffic (POP3 and SMTP)
for all popular email clients such as Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express
Netscape Mail Other email clients should work transparently as well.
are the system requirements for MegaSPEED Accelerator?
Below are the suggested and minimum system requirements beyond the basics of an analog modem, a telephone line, and an active Internet connection.
MegaSPEED Accelerator can be installed on any of the following operating systems:
MegaSPEED Web Accelerator requires at least Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape 4.0 or any later version of either browser.
Note that the MegaSPEED Email Acceleration component requires Windows 98 and above, and that the MegaSPEED Pop-up Blocker component requires Internet Explorer 5.0 and above.
Newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer are available free of charge through Microsoft.
For Windows 95 users: Currently, Microsoft does not permit Windows 95 users to install Internet Explorer 6 or greater, however, Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape Communicator 4.8 are available.
The recommended system requirements for MegaSPEED Web Accelerator are a Pentium 200MHz with 64MB of RAM and at least 5MB of hard-disk space.
Internet connection line speed in Kbps (kilobits/second)
Minimum: 14.4 Kbps
Maximum: 200 Kbps
Regardless, MegaSPEED Web
Accelerator will work within your current system
configuration to provide you with the best content acceleration.
I travel. Does MegaSPEED Accelerator work anywhere I use my PC?
Yes. If you are accessing the Internet through a dial-up connection
and Canada and your system conforms to MegaSPEED Accelerator system
you should be able to get an accelerated Internet experience, if you
numbers from the same ISP.