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Quick Installation and Usage Guide
This section will walk you through the steps required for the basic installation and usage of the Accelerator. It is meant to help you quickly install and begin using the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator. For more detailed information please browse the sections below.

FAQ
This section gives the most frequently asked questions about this client. It covers anything from an Overview to specific product details.

Product Guide
This section will assist you in step-by-step installation and operation of your Accelerator client including screenshots. If you are looking for quick answers, please look at our 'FAQ' or 'Quick Installation and Usage Guide' sections (above).

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Product Guide

1. Installation.

2. Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator.

3. Advanced Options.


Installation

  1. After downloading MegaSPEED.dmg locate the file on your computer. In most situations the downloaded file will be on your desktop.

  2. Double click on the MegaSPEED.dmg icon, this will create and open a volume named MegaSPEED Web Accelerator on your desktop.

  3. Double click on the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator.pkg icon located in the newly created volume.

  4. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the install of the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator. Please note if you are not logged in with administrative access the installer will prompt you for the administrator username and password. You must supply this to continue with the install.

  5. After following all on screen instructions the installation program will inform you the software was installed. You can now close the installation program by clicking on Close in the lower right corner. After closing the installation program you may begin using the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator.

  6. After installing the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator it will automatically start. If you are not logged in with administrative access it will prompt you for the administrator username and password. You must supply this so the program can make required modifications to your network settings.
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Usage

Launching MegaSPEED Web Accelerator

To launch the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator simply locate the application icon in your Applications directory. You can typically access the Applications directory by clicking the finder icon in your Dock, select your Hard Drive, and then select the Applications folder. After locating the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator icon it is recommended that you drag and drop that icon into the Dock. This will allow you to easily access this program in the future.

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Changing the Image Quality Setting

The image quality setting changes the quality of images that appear in your MegaSPEED Web 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.

To adjust the image quality simply slide the bar located on the "Images" tab of the Accelerator program. The two sample images on that screen will change to show you how images on websites will look at the current acceleration level. When you are done adjusting the image quality setting click the apply bottom to save your changes.

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Starting, Stoping, and Closing the Accelerator

Occasionally, you may need to stop or start the Accelerator manually.

To Stop:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar then select Stop Megaspeed.

To Start:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar then select Start Megaspeed.

To Close:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar then select Quit Megaspeed or simply click the X in the upper left corner of the application.

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Advanced Options

Bypassing MegaSPEED Web Accelerator for selected sites

In some cases you may not want a website to pass through the Accelerator. If you encounter this situation you can stop acceleration on the specific sites through the Network settings in the Apple System Preferences.

To access the Apple System Preferences and add sites to the exclusion list:

  1. click on the Apple Menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen and select "System Preferences ...".
  2. In the Newly opened System Preferences application select the Network icon
  3. In the Network settings select the "Proxies" tab
  4. Enter the sites you would like to not be accelerated into the "Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains:" text area.
  5. When finished select Apply Now in the lower right corner.
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Accessing Product Version Information

You may view the product version in the About dialog.
  1. Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar
  2. Select "About MegaSPEED Web Accelerator"
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Accessing the Diagnostics Menu

If you encounter any technical issues you may be asked to run the Diagnostics tests built into the client. To access the diagnostics menu:
  1. Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar
  2. Select "Diagnostics"
  3. To run the diagnostics click the "Get Diagnostic Info.", to close the diagnostics windows select "Ok".
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