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lance4k
20-11-2006, 03:10 PM
i was reading an article and it said there are some paid software called a virtual tunnel and it will make your downloads faster by bypassing the isp or sumthing. is this true?

tweak'e
20-11-2006, 04:52 PM
basicly web accelerator software. often used with an ISP. however others can be used with another host site eg all your traffic gets directed to them and they send it to you compressed with the accelerator software.

maccrazy
20-11-2006, 05:29 PM
While I don't know the exact details of how these work, I gather than have limited use given the fact most large files you download have already been compressed.

gizmoguy
20-11-2006, 06:11 PM
A tunnel works like a proxy and its pretty much the same as a VPN, basically all the traffic would look like standard traffic to Xtra's QoS servers and not like p2p traffic or whatever.

Depending on where the tunnel server is and the bandwidth of that server it could potentially slow your connection if the server is slow.

Trev
20-11-2006, 06:58 PM
Check this out.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5207/products_feature_guide09186a008041faef.html

Trevor :)