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Route24.net Accelerator Usage Guide


  • Launching Route24.net Accelerator
  • Accessing the user interface
  • Setting username and password information
  • Changing image quality settings
  • Using the pop-up blocker settings
  • Starting and stopping
  • Closing Route24.net Accelerator



    Launching Route24.net Accelerator

    Route24.net Accelerator launches automatically each time you start Windows. It operates in the background to accelerate your Internet connection. No user intervention is required.

    If Route24.net Accelerator is not running and you need to launch it manually, an icon titled "Route24.net Accelerator" is located in the Windows Start Menu under the Route24.net Accelerator folder (as shown below).

    The Route24.net Accelerator taskbar icon appears in the Windows taskbar to you show you it is running.

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    Accessing the User Interface

    Once launched, Route24.net Accelerator will remain in the system tray (as shown below). For the most part, during web browsing there will be no need to access the user interface. You can use the user interface to change settings, view connection status or acceleration statistics.

    To access the user interface features, click on the Route24.net Accelerator icon in the system tray (shown above). A pop-up menu will appear (shown below), providing access to all the features of the product. Selecting and single-clicking any of the menu items will access that particular feature.

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    Setting Username and Password Information

    Your username and password information is located in the Connection Status dialog. To set your username and password:

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator taskbar icon and select "Settings..." from the menu.

    2. Click on the "Connection" tab.

    3. Enter your username and password in the fields provided. To avoid having to do this each time you connect, ensure that the "Save password" box is checked.

    4. To save your settings, press OK.



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    Changing the Image Quality Setting

    The image quality setting changes the quality of images that appear in your Route24.net Accelerator. The higher the quality you select, the longer it will take the image to load. For slower Internet connections, it is recommended that you lower your image quality. This slider can be adjusted anytime while browsing.

    You can easily obtain full image quality for a particular image (described below), so don't be overly conservative about lowering your image quality setting.

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon.

    2. Select "Settings...".

    3. Select the "Image Quality" tab.

    4. Use the slider bar to adjust the image quality setting.

    5. Press OK to save the settings.


    Getting Full Image Quality

    Note: The following information applies only when browsing with Internet Explorer.

    While browsing, if you would like to request the full quality image, simply right-click on the desired image from within Internet Explorer and select "Show Original Image" from the menu (shown below).

    The full quality image will appear in place of the lower quality image.

    If you want to see the full quality version of all images on the current page, simply right-click on any image from within Internet Explorer and select "Show All Original Images" from the menu (shown below).



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    Changing the Pop-Up Blocker Settings

    Route24.net Accelerator can also prevent pop-up windows and floating flash advertisements from appearing while you browse the Internet. Pop-ups are blocked by default, and no user-intervention is required. However, you can change these features at any time.

    A limited number of web sites require pop-ups to function correctly. Route24.net Accelerator allows you to specify a "White List" of sites where pop-ups will not be blocked.

    You can also see a list of all pop-ups that were blocked. This information is useful if you suspect a web site is not functioning properly because pop-ups are being blocked.

    Enabling and Disabling the Pop-Up Blocker

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon.

    2. Select "Pop-Up Blocker...".

    3. Select the "Options" tab.

    4. To hear a beep whenever a pop-up is blocked, check "Notify blocked pop-up by PC speaker beep".

    5. To enable the blocking of floating Flash advertisements, check "Block Floating Flash-Ads".

    6. To disable all pop-up blocking for all sites, uncheck "Enable PopUp Blocker".

    7. Press OK to save the settings.

    Disabling the Pop-Up Blocker for Specific Sites

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon.

    2. Select "Pop-Up Blocker...".

    3. Select the "White List" tab.

    4. Use the "Add", "Remove" and "Remove All" buttons to manipulate the White List.

    5. Press OK to save the settings.

    Viewing the Pop-Up Blocker Log

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon.

    2. Select "Pop-Up Blocker...".

    3. Select the "Logging" tab.

    4. To add a web site to the "White List" so that pop-ups are no longer blocked from that site, right-click on the site and click "Add to Whitelist".

    Adding Sites to the White List

    You can add sites to the White List within the Pop-Up Blocker dialogs, shown above, or from within Internet Explorer.

    1. Right-click on any text or white-space while browsing within Internet Explorer.

    2. Select "Add to Whitelist" from the menu to add the current site to the White List.



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    Starting and Stopping

    When Route24.net Accelerator is launched it automatically connects. Occasionally, you may need to stop or start manually.

    To Stop:

    If you are connected and you want to manually disconnect, right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Stop 24 Accelerator".

    The Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon will now have a red "X" through it.

    To Start:

    If Route24.net Accelerator is stopped and you want to manually start, right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Start 24 Accelerator".

    The red "X" through the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon will disappear.



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    Closing Route24.net Accelerator

    To close Route24.net Accelerator:

    1. Right-click on the Route24.net Accelerator system tray icon and select "Exit" from the pop-up menu (see below). Route24.net Accelerator will disconnect and close. Doing this will not close any open browser windows.

      Note: Route24.net Accelerator will automatically launch again the next time you reboot your computer.



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