header



The minimum system requirements are a Pentium 200MHz with 64MB RAM, and at least 5MB of hard-drive space. QNET Overdrive is supported on the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows 95b with Winsock 2, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME), Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It works with Internet Explorer 5.0 as well as Netscape 6.0 or any later releases of both browsers. Any browser supporting customized proxy configurations, such as Safari, can also be used.

Product FAQ

Have a question about the accelerator product or how it will benefit you while using the Internet? Read on, we have the answers for you!

1. Overview of QNET Overdrive

  1. Will QNET Overdrive speed up everything I do on the web?

  2. How fast is QNET Overdrive?

  3. What other features does QNET Overdrive offer?

  4. How does QNET Overdrive work?

  5. Will I benefit from using QNET Overdrive?

  6. What types of content does QNET Overdrive speed up?

2. Using Other Web Browsers:

  1. Can I use QNET Overdrive with Netscape Navigator or Mozilla?

  2. Can I use QNET Overdrive with other browsers such as Opera?

3. Product Details

  1. How do I use Internet Explorer with QNET Overdrive?

  2. Where can I get product information on how to use QNET Overdrive?

  3. Where do I go if I have problems with QNET Overdrive?

  4. Does QNET Overdrive speed up email?

  5. Does QNET Overdrive speed up my secure (HTTPS) transactions such as my web banking?

  6. What operating systems or platforms can QNET Overdrive be installed on?

  7. What system requirements are necessary to use QNET Overdrive?


1. Overview of QNET Overdrive

  1. Will QNET Overdrive speed up everything I do on the web?

    QNET Overdrive accelerates certain text and graphics on web pages. With QNET Overdrive you will notice a significantly faster experience when you visit web sites, send and receive your e-mail, and perform many other Web-based activities. QNET Overdrive will not currently accelerate file downloads such as music files, or streaming video or audio media.

    top

  2. How fast is QNET Overdrive?

    The exact amount of acceleration can vary but with QNET Overdrive you will notice a significantly faster experience when you visit web sites, send and receive email, and perform many other web-based activities.

    top

  3. What other features does QNET Overdrive include?

    QNET Overdrive offers the following value-added service in addition to speeding up your web and email usage:

    • Pop-Up Blocker - block annoying pop-up advertisements while surfing!
    • Banner-Ad Blocking - Stop the ads, and surf faster!
    • Integrated Diagnostic Support Tool

    For detailed information about these features, please refer to the "User Guide" section.

    top

  4. How does QNET Overdrive work?

    QNET Overdrive accelerates your Internet access through proprietary text and image compression, content caching and other network optimizations.

    top

  5. Will I benefit from using QNET Overdrive?

    All dialup and ISDN internet users will experience a significant degree of acceleration using QNET Overdrive.

    top

  6. What types of content does QNET Overdrive speed up?

    QNET Overdrive significantly speeds up web page access.  To achieve this speed up, proprietary lossless compression is applied to text, html, xml, javascript and style sheets.  Proprietary image compression is applied to gif images, jpeg images and Flash content.

    QNET Overdrive also accelerates email traffic (POP3 and SMTP) using lossless compression.

    QNET Overdrive does NOT speed up file downloads (over FTP or file sharing programs), streaming audio/video and HTTPS (secure web sites).

    top

2. Using Other Web Browsers:

  1. Can I use QNET Overdrive with Netscape Navigator or Mozilla?

    Start Netscape Navigator and browse as you normally would. QNET Overdrive is launched automatically every time Windows starts. It operates in the background to accelerate your web connection. No user intervention is required.

    If you encounter problems when you use our QNET Overdrive with Netscape, please give us a call at 888-863-8787.

    top

  2. Can I use QNET Overdrive with other browsers such as Opera?

    Yes. QNET Overdrive works with any web browser that allows you to specify an HTTP proxy. You must set the HTTP proxy host to be "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" and the port number to be "5400" (without quotes).

    top

3. Product Details:

  1. How do I use Internet Explorer with QNET Overdrive?

    Start Internet Explorer and browse as you normally would. QNET Overdrive is launched automatically every time Windows starts. It operates in the background to accelerate your web connection. No user intervention is required.

    top

  2. Where can I get product information on how to use QNET Overdrive?

    Please visit the "User Guide" section for detailed information on using the product and discovering its useful features.

    top

  3. Where do I go if I have problems with QNET Overdrive?

    top

  4. Does QNET Overdrive speed up email?

    Yes. QNET Overdrive can reduce the amount of time it takes to send and receive email. QNET Overdrive accelerates email transparently without any user intervention, so you can use your mail program exactly as you normally would. It is compatible with any POP3/SMTP client, including Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus, Opera Mail, Mozilla Mail, and Netscape Mail. Email acceleration is disabled by default.

    top

  5. Does QNET Overdrive speed up my secure (HTTPS) transactions such as my web-banking?

    QNET Overdrive does not accelerate secure transactions. Secure web sites will continue to work by bypassing the acceleration component.

    top

  6. What operating systems or platforms can QNET Overdrive be installed on?

    Windows Operating Systems:

    • Windows 95b
    • Windows 98
    • Windows 98SE
    • Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
    • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Pentium 200MHz (or equivalent)
    • 64MB RAM
    • at least 5MB of hard-drive space.


    Web Browser:

    • Internet Explorer 5.0 (or later)
    • Netscape 6.0 (or later)


    Macintosh Operating System:

    • OS X 10.2 or later
    • PowerPC G3 processor at 333MHz
    • 128MB RAM
    • 6MB of hard drive space.


    Web Browser:

    • Safari 1.0 or later

    top

  7. What system requirements are necessary to use QNET Overdrive?

    The recommended system requirements are a Pentium PC 200MHz with 64MB of RAM and at least 5 MB of hard-disk space.
    On a Macintosh computer a PowerPC G3 processor with OS X 10.2 (or later) with 333Mhz and 128MB RAM and 6MB of hard drive space is the minimum requirement.

 

 


Untitled Document