Increasing Speed of Internet Browsing for Dial Up Connection

Modern dial up modems typically have a maximum theoretical speed of 56 kbit/s, although in most cases 40-50 kbit/s is the norm. Dial up connections usually have latency that can be as high as 400 ms or even more. Of course because of this high latency, every request to gateway and dns server will have a long wait time or delayed. This would make our Internet Browsing felt so slow. You can increase speed of internet browsing by installing 2 type of caching system on our local computer.


1. Local Proxy Server (Web Content Caching).
A proxy server retrieving content saved from a previous request made by the same client or even other clients. Caching proxies keep local copies of frequently requested resources. By installing proxy server on our local computer can reduce long load time for frequently visited sites. You can use any OpenSource or Commercials proxy application like Squid-Nt, NetCache and other proxy server application.


2. Local DNS Caching Server.
Main idea is for caching dns (Domain Name System) instead of web content. DNS server fetches and converts Web Site human-readable names (Domain) into the numbered addresses your computer needs so that your browser, email, instant messenger, and FTP programs can surf the Web. I would like to suggest TreeWalk DNS (Freeware) as your local DNS server becasue it's easy to install.

I hope those information helpful, good luck.