Installation Guide

This section will assist you with the installation of the Boreal Web Accelerator.

Detailed Installation Instructions

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Pentium 200MHz (or equivalent)
  • 64MB RAM
  • at least 11 MB of hard-drive space

Boreal Web Accelerator is supported on the following Windows Operating Systems:

  • Windows 95b with Winsock 2
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2

Boreal Web Accelerator works seamlessly with the following browser versions:

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 and later
  • Firefox 0.9 and later
  • Mozilla 1.4 and later
  • Netscape 6.0 and later (version 8.0 only with Boreal Web Accelerator version 4.0.127 and later)
  • Opera 8.0 and later (only with Boreal Web Accelerator version 4.0 and later)

1. Download.

  1. Boreal Access will provide you with a location to download the Boreal Web Accelerator installer.

  2. Download the installer to your desktop.

  3. Once the download has completed, proceed to Step 2.

2. Install.

  1. After downloading the Boreal Web Accelerator installer onto your Desktop, an icon as shown below will be on your Desktop. Double-clicking on the icon will launch the installer.

  2. The installer will guide you through the complete setup process. Please reboot if required.

3. Connect.

  1. As this is your first time launching the product, you will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the username and password provided to you by Boreal in the fields provided.  Be sure to include @boreal.org after your username.

  2. Click OK. Boreal Web Accelerator will connect to your ISP.

  3. After installing Boreal Web Accelerator, an icon as shown below is placed in your system tray. Acceleration will take place immediately after any Web browser launches.

4. Browse the Web.

  1. Browse the Web as you normally would.

  2. When finished, simply close your Web browser (as you normally would) and the Web Accelerator will remain idle in your system tray.

  3. If you want to stop the Web Accelerator after browsing, select Stop Web Accelerator from the pop-up menu. If you wish to exit the the Web Accelerator completely, click Exit from the pop-up menu. The pop-up menu can be accessed by clicking on the icon located in the system tray.

5. Further Assistance.

  1. To get the most out of your new software, please visit the "User Guide".

  2. If you experience technical problems downloading, installing, or running Boreal Web Accelerator, please consult the Troubleshooting section for further assistance.

  3. Still having trouble? Please feel free to contact us for product setup or feedback.