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How does POVN's Accelerator product work?
For the most part, Internet traffic goes through the accelerator software, which runs in the background on your computer. The software then sends the page requests you make to proxy servers that perform sophisticated data compression. Bottom line is that you get a significant increase in your browsing speed.

What are advantages of the ad suppression?
The POVN Internet Accelerator service performs ad suppression: it recognizes and removes banner ads and other advertising from each page. This accelerates page loading, eliminates annoying distractions and protects your privacy from online advertisers.

How much faster will my connection be?
Connection and download speed depend on your modem speed, current phone line conditions, computer performance and configuration. It can also depend on the amount of data you download and on internet traffic as well. On average though, you should expect up to 10x faster browsing speed.

What are the system requirements?

System Requirements
  Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh
Total System memory (RAM): 128 MB RAM min 128 MB RAM min.
Platforms: 98/2000/Me/XP Home/XP Pro OS X 10.2 or later and 10.4 on Intel Mac
Connections: Any Internet connection where speed is a concern, including lower-speed wired and wireless broadband (<1 Mbps), satellite, wireless mobile data, dial-up, and 802.11 hotspot connections.
Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
Opera Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2
Safari 1.2
Version: Propel Accelerator 6.1 Propel Accelerator 5.2
File size: 2.5 MB 2.5 MB
Download time 5 - 10 minutes 5 - 10 minutes

How do I install the service?

Click the appropriate link to download the software: 

Windows: http://www.povn.net/highspeed/propelsetup.exe
MAC: http://www.povn.net/highspeed/Propel_Accelerator.dmg
Please click here to read the installation instructions for Propel Accelerator.

Save the file to your dowloads file or desktop. Close all running programs on your computer, including the tray icons by your clock. Double-click the downloaded file and install. After rebooting, it will want you to log in. Just use your regular POVN dialup username and password.

Please click here for installation instructions.

Does Highspeed Dialup work on a MacIntosh?

Yes but Mac users need a different file. To obtain the MacIntosh version, you will need an FTP program.
Set the hostname or server name to ftp.povn.com,
use the username accelerator, password propel.

Download and install the Propel_Accelerator.dmg file.

How do I disable the Accelerator?
Right click the accelerator icon on your taskbar and select Disable. It will be disabled until it is Enabled again.

Can I use it when I travel?
The accelerator is ideal for laptop travelers. The software solution allows the fastest Internet connection from any remote dial-up connection anywhere, anytime.

How much does it cost?
It is absolutely FREE!!

What are the system requirements?
Browser - Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher, or Netscape versions 4.07 through 7.0. OS - Win98, Win XP, Win NT 4, Win 2000. Hardware: PC, 2MB of disk space and 3 MB RAM.

Will I be bombarded with banner ads?
No. The accelerator software is dedicated to eliminating banner ads, pop-ups, and pop-under ads.

We are using a shared Internet connection. Where should we install the Accelerator?
Install it on every computer that you wish to accelerate. You do not need to install the Accelerator software on the machine that serves only as a gateway.

May I use POVN's Accelerator on multiple machines?
You need a separate accelerator account for every PC, using high speed service.

May I use POVN's Accelerator on MacIntoshes?
YES! We are happy to offer an accelerator version just for Macs.

How is POVN's Accelerator related to DSL?
The Accelerator is not DSL, but it accelerates your Internet connection to the speeds that can mirror those in DSL range, depending upon your phone line quality.

Are downloads, streaming media and games accelerated too?
In some cases, yes. But, for majority of Internet users, the Accelerator will accelerate only web pages loading (text, images and animations), web based mail, email (embedded images and animations).

What about file sharing (P2P) applications?
The accelerator enhances and accelerates them by blocking ads and pop ups in P2P applications and the parasiteware they install. Please be aware of potential legal liabilities with file sharing.



For New Service Please Call 888-800-7686 or 447-3067

Local service in Pend Oreille County, WA and the Northern Idaho

Pend Oreille Valley Networks, Inc.
108 S Washington, Newport, WA 99156

1- 888-800-7686 • info@povn.com
(509) 447-3067 • (208) 765-8990

Technical Support Hours:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays
email: techsupport@povn.com

Use of this system constitutes acceptance of our System Use Policy