<object class="aligncenter size-thumbnail" style="margin: 5px;" width="390" height="300"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VaK1GgSWZvM?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/> <embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/VaK1GgSWZvM?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="390" height="300" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/> </object> Definition of a Broadband Accelerator<br />A broadband accelerator resides between your router and broadband connection. Many of these broadband accelerators use DHCP and use an IP address generated by a router. Usually, all you have to do is to set the broadband accelerator to auto-detect mode. All in all, a broadband accelerator can minimize lag, particularly when you're playing online until you start saturating the network.<br /><br />Types of Broadband Accelerators<br />If you are shopping for a broadband accelerator, you can be sure that there is a lot of choices currently out in the market. The Quicksilver broadband accelerator is one of the most popular broadband accelerators. The Quicksilver broadband accelerator claims to be five times faster than a dial-up connection. The Quicksilver broadband accelerators set up instructions are user friendly and easy to follow. You simply have to visit the Quicksilver website site, click on the appropriate link to begin downloading and saving the Quicksilver program tto your computer.<br /><br />After downloading the program, you execute the file by double clicking on it. Follow the instructions for installing the program. When the program is installed, you can then start using it. Create a username and password, and submit it and it will be transmitted to Quicksilber's online registration. You will then see a web page confirming that you have successfully installed your Quicksilver broadband accelerator. To find out more go to and .<br /><br />Another excellent broadband accelerator choice is the Google Web Accelerator. It is a program that exploits Google's global computer network so that you can have a much faster Internet connection. The Google Web Accelerator is amazingly simple to use. All you need to do is download and install the program. The entire process only takes 10 minutes -- from downloading to installation.<br /><br />The Google Web Accelerator functions in a lot of ways, which includes: submitting your page request through Google machines dedicated to managing Google Web Accelerator traffic; saving copies of pages frequently viewed to make them load easily and quickly; downloading only web pages that have been recently updated since you last viewed them; preloading certain pages into your computer; managing your Internet connectivity to minimize lags; and reducing the size of data through compression before they are sent to your computer.