What Gets Accelerated?
5X Dial-Up compresses the following elements of web pages in order to send the information to your computer faster:
- Graphics including JPEG and GIF images
- E-mail on the Web
What Will Not Get Accelerated?
Although 5X Dial-Up is able to compress many different types of online data, there are a few which cannot be accelerated:
- Streaming media, audio and video files
- Secure pages, such as those used for online banking and credit card forms
- Files and attachments such as music or digital photos.
How Does It Work?
With traditional dialup methods, the text and graphics that make up Web pages get sent from the server to you over your phone line. Because of the large amount of data required to be sent, this process can be painfully slow. 5X Dia-Up compresses this data using a proprietary technology, and sends it over your existing dialup phone line. This compression process allows a smaller amount of data to be sent - up to six times less - making the download time of your web pages and your online experience that much faster. As an added download time reducer, 5X Dial-Up stores elements of the Web sites you visit frequently so you do not have to re-download them every time you visit these sites.
5X Dial-Up System Requirements
- Supported Internet Browser:
IE 5+ or Netscape Navigator 4.7 +.
Opera or Mozilla require additional configuration.
- Windows OS:
Pentium PC 200MHz or better with Windows 98, ME, 2000, or XP
(Mac and Linux are currently not supported).
- Available Disk space : 5 MB
- System Memory (RAM) : 64 MB of RAM recommend