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can anyone suggest a speed enhancer that will not be full of spyware and such. I am in a rual area were dial up is my only option so any suggestions will be appreciated. thanks.
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They are advertised everywhere on the internet and like you said, loaded with spyware. I have never heard of any that actually work. If broadband is not available in your area, there really isn't much you can do. Satellite is out there but for most, too expensive to be a real option. I think internet dialup accelerators are kind of like a car you don't have to put gasoline in to make it go. Great idea but it does not realy exist.
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Your best bet is to contact your local ISP and see if they have one available to you. Most now days offer one for free. If not you may try http://www.proxyconn.com/ this is the one that most ISP's offer. I do not know if you can get it direct with them or not.
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if ur running mozilla firefox try pipelining i heard it helps load pages faster
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Metal yes I forgot about that, Changeing those settings improve the speed of it a great deal too.
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Not for dial-up users!

To start:
Open Firefox.
Type "about:config" in the adress bar.
Find these options, double click each one and change to below values:

network.http.max-connections: 48

network.http.max-connections-per-server: 24

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 12

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 6

network.http.pipelining: true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 32

network.http.proxy.pipelining: true



After changing the values just close Firefox and open it again.
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Speed Tweaks for Firefox with options for Fast Computer, Slow Connection - Slow Computer, Fast Connection and a few other formulations.
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Just to finalize the subject.

Yeah, there are two things that can be done.

These two things I only know to work with Firefox, but they may work with other browsers as well.

The first is setting the maximum amount of outoing connections. For dialup, you don't want to tweak this too far, but tweaking it a little may get you some extra speed. The other is pipelining. All of which are options that can be modded or just simply set from the options menu. NOTE: Setting maximum allowed connections very high on a dialup could be disastrous. Just play with it a little to see if it helps or speeds things up. You going to want to try the pipelining.

There is an advanced settings xpi(xtension file for Firefox and [..mozilla]). It just allows you to see and set some otherwise hidden settings. You can also check that.

Supposing you use a mozilla-based browser, goto the webpage / extensions for your appropriate browser.

for Internet Explorer hardcores, try some of the IE variants such as CrazyBrowser(now called something else). It uses IE, just in a diferent form and blocks popups fairly well. CrazyBrowser adds tabbed Browsers as well.

There are of course other variants. This is just the only one I know of.

GL getting your problem fixed. I too use to live in the country and had no access to broad-band capabilities. It just plain and simple sucks.

PS: If you have a web-page you want to see, pre-plan and get a web-page collector and tweak the settings so it doesn't download a gross amount of pages. Just what you want. And then view them offline, or click the make offline button.
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