Effect of turning off web acceleration

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I need to know what effect turning off web acceleration will have.  I believe it is the acceleration that is causing me to lose critical functions when I'm throttled such as FTP and outgoing email.
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FMW -

I am not sure where this is even turned on.  I don't see a setting for this anywhere in my Viasaat equipment or my account settings.  Where do you see the option to turn the acceleration on or off?

To answer your question, most web accelerators simply cache pages and images as you browse the internet so that once a particular web asset (text, image, etc) has been downloaded it does not need to be downloaded again.  Some others also introduce features to try to block ads, scripts, or other items that may tend to slow down speeds.  Turning them off should have no adverse affect other then causing your utilization to go up as now your system may be downloading multiple instances of the same web assets.

Again, without knowing the specifics of where to find what you are trying to turn on or off I can't offer any more information than this.

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In theory at least, the effects of the Accelenet client/server technology can be bypassed through VPN... the technology is still there but no "acceleration" occurs.
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Keep in mind if you do decide to use a VPN, your traffic will not be counted as "web" traffic for the Evolution plan and there is increased overhead due to the encapsulation of the packets.  This means that you will use more bandwidth if browsing through a VPN connection than you would just going straight out.
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I'm not concerned about being throttled.  I operate that way 3/4 of the time.  My concern was being unable to do critical tasks when throttled such as opening an FTP session or sending email.  I replaced my firewall router with a different commercial router and that fixed the problem.  Now I just need to figure out why the firewall misbehaves with the throttled state.  I feel digitally naked without the firewall.

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