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    OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    I've been looking at a piece of software that claims to speed up browsing significantly (5x) particularly for those, like me, that still use dial up.

    There is no free trial so its dosh on the counter.

    Has anyone any experience of this product and whether it does what it claims? Any other software that does this trick?

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    There's a review by Jack Schofield of the Guardian. For some things it was faster, but only about 1
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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    Just remember whatever increase you get is for browsing only. Not for downloading files, uploading files, receiving or sending e-mail.

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    So that's another pot of gold at the end of a rainbow that's gone awol.

    Thanks for the advice, its saved me a few quid.

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    As long as you realize what you are getting for the money you spend it may not be too bad. Although, the increase that John Gray mentioned did not seem sufficient enough to me to justify the additional expense.

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    I wonder if they could increase my speed by one and a half? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

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    You only put that in to make the rest of us, on T1 speeds and below, <big>jealous</big>...!

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    Nice, Al!

    Could you post the link you used to obtain your speed? Or is it proprietary to your ISP?

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    Sorry about that, Mark. I don't know what got into me. The link I found when I first changed to cable is: Broadband Reports. Thanks too, Dave. Nice to know there's more than one place, although they both look exactly alike.

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    UK loungers who want to do a speed check to a UK end point can try http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    No problem, Al. I've used several different tests in the past, but this one appears to be more detailed than the others (such as McAfee's Speedometer).

    Here is my result:
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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 09-Oct-04 07:44. Updated image, with Saturday AM speed)</P>http://www.dslreports.com/stest

    Following is with 5 machines connected through Comcast modem and NetGear router, two of which are connected wireless by a access point box.
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    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    Thanks Stuart - but Loungers note: This is not limited to UK surfers, everyone can participate:
    Up ------> 208 Kbps
    Down -->1212 Kbps

    No wonder they call it <big><big><big><big><big><big><big><big><big>A</big></big></big></big></big></big></big></big></big>DSL

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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    OK. What do you guys have that's so quick? My DSL is too slow.
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    Re: OnSpeed - speeding up the web

    In my case, CABLE, powered by Insight Communications.
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