Accelerated dial-up access is here!
CalWeb is pleased to offer accelerated access for dial-up customers. After a lot of searching, we think we've found the best product, and at a reasonable cost to our customers — several dollars below what the competition charges for the same service!
Our tests have shown us that this accelerator improves the speed of web surfing by compressing data between 5 to 10 times more than a normal connection, achieving nearly DSL-like surfing on a regular dialup! What’s more, setup and use is incredibly simple and it allows for automatic updates when there is a new version available. SpeedWeb can also block the annoying pop-up ads as well as speed up mail transfer.
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|How does the compression software work?|
The statistics on the right are statistics from an actual SpeedWeb session using SpeedWeb's default settings. During the session, the technician used Internet Explorer 6 running under Windows XP and Outlook Express 6 using a regular dial-up modem. The technician downloaded mail, and visited several web-based message boards, news sites, an on-line retailer to order a DVD, and used a search engine. As you can see, the technician achieved a 9 times saving ratio. The chart can be broken down as follows:
Your usage may vary, but the more you use SpeedWeb, the better the ratio gets. You can access the statistics by right-clicking on the SpeedWeb icon and selecting Statistics.
|What's the trick behind the graphics compression?|
|In order to achieve the additional compression of the images, the quality of the image is reduced. If this is a animated image such as a animated GIF picture, SpeedWeb will only show the first "frame" of that image. Since many of the graphics are banner advertising, you will probably not notice the difference, and photographs may be slightly changed. You are able to adjust the image quality by right-clicking on the SpeedWeb icon and selecting Settings, then clicking on the Image Quality tab. You will see a slider allowing you to determine the amount of compression you want to apply to the image along with actual examples of the image.
If you are using Internet Explorer and want to see a picture without any compression applied (such as a news story photograph or picture from NASA), you can right click on the image and selecting Show Original Image. The image will then be re-downloaded without any SpeedWeb compression applied. Selecting Show All Original Images will reload all of the graphics on a page.
|What cannot be compressed by SpeedWeb?|
|SlipStream does NOT speed up file downloads (over FTP or file sharing programs), streaming audio/video and HTTPS (secure web sites).|
|How do I activate SpeedWeb?|
|Signing up for SpeedWeb couldn't be easier. Here is a quick-start guide:
Sign up for the SpeedWeb service online
. This will also allow you to verify your user name and password.
SpeedWeb will then be active, and you will see the icon in your system tray by the clock. On some Windows platforms a bubble icon will appear when the SlipStream Service has been established. On all other Windows platforms, you can verify that SlipStream Service has been established by hovering over the SlipStream tray icon (you should see a "SlipStream Service Enabled..." message). You will also notice the SlipStream icon blinking. SpeedWeb will also automatically load when you start up your computer.
Detailed install instructions for Windows and Macintosh are also available.
|Will it work with my web browser?|
|Speedweb is designed to work with Internet Explorer 4 or later (Internet Explorer 5 or later is recommended) or Netscape 4 or later without any modification.
For other browsers such as Opera and Mozilla, 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 SlipStream Client (5400 by default). Consult your browser's documentation for information on how this can be done.
|What are the system requirements?|
The recommended system requirements for the SpeedWeb Accelerator are a Pentium 200MHz with 64MB of RAM and at least 5MB of hard-disk space. SpeedWeb can be installed on the following Windows platforms:
Pop-up ad blocking requires that you are using Internet Explorer 5 or later. Internet Explorer 6 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site .
|Where can I find more help?|
|You can find more assistance by checking the following pages:
If you have any further questions or comments, please
contact the CalWeb Support Team