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Shipley GoFast Product Guide

1. Installation quick start installation instructions

If you are Installing from ShipleySystems Setup CD

·         Put the CD in the CD-Drive, Close the Door, and when the ShipleySystems Menu Appears click “ShipleyGoFast” in the Upper Right Corner.  Choose “Open” or “Run”.  This will install the System On Your PC.

If you are Installing from FTP Download  http://shipleysystems.com/FTP/ShipleyGoFast/ShipleyGoFast.exe

·        Please do Not try to Download or install this program unless You Have Purchased Shipley GoFast and have been issued a special User Name and Password for the GoFast Server

·        Download the installer from

·        Choose to Save In Folder as Desktop.

·        After Download is Complete On your Desktop you will find an icon called "shipleyGoFast.exe".

·        Double-click the icon to start the installation procedure.

·        Once the installation finishes you will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the username and password provided to you by ShipleySystems.  Note this is a special User Name and Password for the GoFast Server, and is not your Internet Logon Password.

·        To avoid having to keep entering your username and password each time, ensure that the "Save Password" box is checked and then proceed use.

2. Using Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator.

  • launching Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator
  • accessing the user interface
  • setting username and password information
  • changing image quality settings
  • using the pop-up blocker settings
  • starting and stopping
  • closing Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator

3. Advanced Options.

  • changing your connection settings
  • bypassing Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator for selected sites
  • accelerating email
  • view your acceleration statistics
  • accessing product version information
  • changing autoupdate settings

4. Uninstalling.

  • uninstalling Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator

Need further assistance? Feel free to contact us for product information or feedback.

Launching Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator

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

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

The Shipley GoFast taskbar icon appears in the Windows taskbar to you show you it is running. 


Accessing the User Interface

Once launched, Shipley GoFast Web 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 Shipley GoFast Web 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.

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 Shipley GoFast Web 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.  The GoFast Server requires Your Full E-Mail Address like user@ShipleySystems.com or user@sr66.comIf you are on a Hosted Domain, or are purchasing GoFast from us a separate product you may use either.  The above 2 domains simply point the GoFast Server toward our Radius Server for Authentication.

4.      To save your settings, press OK.

Changing the Image Quality Setting

The image quality setting changes the quality of images that appear in your Shipley GoFast 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.

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 Shipley GoFast Web 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.

The full quality image will appear in place of the lower quality image (shown below).

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).

Changing the Pop-Up Blocker Settings

Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator can prevent pop-up windows and floating flash advertisements from appearing while you browse the Internet. This behavior is enabled by default, and no user-intervention is required. However, you can disable these features at any time.

A limited number of web sites require pop-ups to function correctly. Shipley GoFast Web 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 Shipley GoFast Web 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 disable the blocking of floating Flash advertisements, uncheck "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 Shipley GoFast Web 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 Shipley GoFast Web 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 while browsing within Internet Explorer.

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

Starting and Stopping

When Shipley GoFast Web 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 Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Stop Shipley GoFast".

The Shipley GoFast system tray icon will now have a red "X" through it.

To Start:  If Shipley GoFast is stopped and you want to manually start, right-click on the Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Start Shipley GoFast".

The red "X" through the Shipley GoFast system tray icon will disappear.

Closing Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator

To close Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator:

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

Note: Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator will automatically launch again the next time you reboot your computer.

Changing Your Connection Settings

Normally, the connection settings that are set during installation do not need to be changed. If however, ShipleySystems provides new connection settings, you may change the preset ones using the " Settings" dialog.

1.      Click on the Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu.

2.      Select "Settings...".

3.      Click on the "Connection" tab.

4.      Press "Advanced...".

5.      Change the "Remote Server Hostname" and "Server Port" to the ones your ISP provided you. In most cases, it is unnecessary to change the "Local Listening Port".

6.      Press "OK" to close the "Connection" dialog box.

7.      Press "OK" to save your new connection settings. These settings will be used next time you connect with Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator.

Bypassing Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator for Selected Sites

If you wish to bypass Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator for certain web sites (web sites on your local corporate intranet, for instance), then simply select the "Proxy Exclusion" tab on the " Settings" dialog (see below). You have two options for bypassing sites:

1.      If you have already defined a proxy exclusion list in your web brower, select "Use browser's proxy exclusion settings" to configure Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator to exclude these sites as well.

2.      You may also "Specify a proxy exclusion list" by selecting this option. In the given text field, list all the web sites, separated by semicolons, that you wish to bypass Shipley GoFast Web Acceleration.

3.      Stop and then start Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator.

Note:  In step 1, Netscape does not support the wildcard (*) operator.

Accelerating Email

Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator can reduce the amount of time it takes to send and receive email. Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator 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 and Netscape Mail. Email acceleration is disabled by default.

To enable email acceleration:

1.      Right-click on the Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator system tray icon. See the user interface section of the product guide if you are unsure how to do this.

2.      Select "Settings...".

3.      Select the "Email" tab.

4.      Select "Enable for all applications".

5.      Press OK to save the settings. The changes will take effect the next time Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator and your mail client are restarted.

View Your Acceleration Statistics

You can view the acceleration statistics and how they change dynamically using the Statistics dialog.

1.      Click on the Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator taskbar icon to access the pop-up menu.

2.      Select "Statistics...", to display the Statistics summary dialog.

3.      Click "Reset" to reset the statistics. You may do so at anytime while browsing without affecting Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator's performance or operation.

4.      Click the "Details" button to view more detailed statistics information (see below).

Consult the following table for a description of the values.

Original Data Size of the original (uncompressed) data.
Actual Data Amount of data sent by Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator.
Savings Ratio Factor of reduction in data. E.g. A savings ratio of 4.00 means your connection is 4 times faster than a normal connection on average.
Text-based This row contains compression information regarding text-based content.
Graphics Contains compression information regarding graphical content.
Others Contains information regarding content that is neither text nor graphical.
Upstream Lists the total original and compressed amounts of data uploaded.

 

Accessing Product Version Information

You may view the product version in the About dialog.

1.      Right-click on the Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator taskbar icon to access the pop-up menu.

2.      Select "About" to display the About dialog (see below).


Updating Software

AutoUpdate will inform you of any major or minor software upgrades to the Shipley GoFast Service. By default, you will be notified of all software upgrades.

If you want to manually update Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator:

1.      Open the "Settings" dialog.

2.      Click on the "Update" tab.

3.      Select "Update Now" to upgrade to the latest version.

4.      Press OK to save the settings.

Uninstalling Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator

1.      Under the Windows Control Panel, select "Add or Remove Programs".

2.      Select Shipley GoFast Web Accelerator and click Remove.

3.      The uninstaller will launch and guide you through the uninstallation procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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