Back in my hometown, I had a 1MB DSL/broadband connection, and I was just zipping through the Internet at speeds that I was getting only too comfortable in. Now that I moved to my countryâ€™s capital, I am currently stripped of my DSL connection, as I have to wait for my account to be transferred, a process that would take a few days to a few weeks.
Because of that predicament, I currently have to put up with a maximum of 56KB in connection speeds. Last night, as I was turtle-crawling through the web, I was on the verge of an emotional breakdown, because several projects had come in and I didnâ€™t know of a way to speed up my connection until I thought it was time to turn to my favorite resource: Google.com.
When I looked for â€œdial up speed enhancer,â€ I was taken to a forum that recommended this software. This link would take you to the downloads section of PCWorld.com. Desperate and ready to try anything, I downloaded the thing, installed it, restarted, configured it, restarted (Iâ€™m on Windows again. Wah!), then finally tried the Internet connection…
When I tried it, I was ready to cry again, this time in tears of joy! The speed was comparable to the DSL in an Internet shop in these parts, powered by a certain provider known to advertise speeds of 1MB but providing an output of only 100+KB. I just couldn’t believe I was still on dial up!
Would you believe that I can no longer look down on dial-up after this software? Whatâ€™s more humbling is that Gadzooki and Froodee both load much faster here than on my broadband connection! So I guess I am totally swallowing my pride. I had told my cousin how slow her connection was, and now, this will be my workhorse until I can have my broadband connection transferred here. Now I can let her bully me all she likes. Her beloved dial-up connection is currently my lifesaver. Oh well, a dose of pride swallowed is healthy sometimes. :p
Here again is the link to the software download, in case youâ€™re on dial-up. I wouldnâ€™t know if it works for broadband connections too, though. But there is a choice to use it for a LAN systemâ€¦