TDS Accelerator - Quick Start Guide

TDS Accelerator - Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide will guide you through the setup procedure as well as introduce you to the essential features of TDS Accelerator.

Installation and Setup

  1. Go to http://updates.tds.net/accelerator/.
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  3. Choose "Click here to automatically install and run TDS Accelerator."
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  5. If you receive the following Security Warning, click Yes.
  6. The Installation Wizard will guide you through the complete installation procedure.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Check the box next to "I acknowledge that I have read and accepted the terms of this license agreement." and click Next.
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  10. Click Next to install the application to the recommended Destination Folder.
  11. The application will begin installing.
  12. Click Finish to exit the Installation Wizard.
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  1. After installation is complete, you will be prompted for your login information. Enter the username and password you use to connect to the Internet (example:  joe@tds.net ).  Be sure to include your realm (@tds.net, @chorus.net, etc.) Ensure the checkbox is selected next to "Save password (Recommended)" and click OK.

 

Using the Application

TDS Accelerator Taskbar

After setup has completed, an icon indicating the status of the TDS Accelerator application will appear on your taskbar area.

The icon shown below will appear in the taskbar area when the TDS Accelerator service is enabled.

The icon shown below will appear in the taskbar area when the TDS Accelerator service is disabled.

By clicking on the TDS Accelerator taskbar icon, a pop-up menu will appear. You can access any of the product features by selecting them from this pop-up menu.

 

Web Browsing

To start using TDS Accelerator to accelerate Web browsing:

  1. Verify the taskbar icon indicates TDS Accelerator Service is enabled. If TDS Accelerator Service is disabled, select Start TDS Accelerator from the pop-up menu. The following icon should be displayed when you launch your browser:
  2. You can also verify TDS Accelerator Service is enabled by positioning your mouse cursor over the TDS Accelerator icon.

  3. Connect to TDS Internet Services using your normal dial-up networking connection.
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  5. Launch your Internet Explorer browser and begin browsing. Your Internet connection is being accelerated automatically.

 

Note: On some Windows platforms, a bubble icon will appear when a connection to the remote TDS Accelerator Service has been established. On all other Windows platforms, you can verify TDS Accelerator Service has been established by positioning the cursor over the TDS Accelerator taskbar icon.

Adjusting Image Quality

You can adjust the image quality setting by selecting Settings from the pop-up menu. Use the slider bar to set the desired image quality setting. Click OK to save your settings.

 

Acceleration Statistics

You can view your acceleration statistics by selecting Statistics from the pop-up menu.

 

Getting Full Quality Image

You can obtain the full quality image for a particular image being displayed in your Internet Explorer browser by right clicking on the image and select Show Original Image.

 

Uninstalling TDS Accelerator

  1. Under the Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select TDS Accelerator and click Change/Remove.
  3. The uninstaller will launch and guide you through the uninstall procedure.

 

Additional Help

Questions or concerns about TDS Accelerator or this Quick Start Guide should be directed to TDS FAQs: www.tds.net/accelerator