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NetGate Webcelerate Internet Connection Installation

Use the following instructions to configure a Windows 98/ME/XP/NT/2000 based system for access to NetGate using the NetGate Webcelerate Installer.

1. Download the self extracting archive which contains both the NetGate Dialer, and Propel Webcelerate Client. You can download the application from:

http://www.netgate.net/html/software.html

2. Once the application has been downloaded, double click on the file named “NetGateSetup” to run the application. It will automatically extract the necessary installer files to a folder on your desktop.

3. Open the folder entitled “NetGate Setup” located on your desktop, double click the “NetGate Installer” icon to start the installation process. The NetGate Installer will install both the NetGate Connection application, and the Propel Webcelerate client.

4. Click "Accept" to accept the terms of use.


5. Input your information. Your username and password were selected when you setup your account.

6. Select a local access number and click "OK".

7. You will now be back at the main configuration screen. Click "OK" to continue. Your system and Internet applications will now be configured for use with NetGate.

8. You should see the following dialog box appear. Click "OK" to start the "Propel Webcelerate" installer.

9. The Propel Webcelerate Installer will launch. Click "Next" to proceed.

10. The default install paths are usually correct. Make any changes as needed and click "Next" to continue.

11. You should now see the following dialog box. Click "Start Using Propel Accelerator to continue.

12. Try to make a connection by double clicking the "NetGate" icon on your desktop.

13. The NetGate Webcelerate Edition connection application will launch. Click "Connect" to connect to the Internet.

14. Once you're connected try launching your browser and ensure everything is working. The first time you use the Propel Webcelerate client it will ask you for a username and password. Your username is the same as your dial-up username with the addition of “@netgate.net” attached. For example, if your username is “brooks”, your Propel Webcelerate username would be brooks@netgate.net. Your password is the same as you currently use for dial-up and e-mail access.

15. Launch the Propel Webcelerate "Quick Tour" for helpful tips and familiarize you with the features.

The NetGate Webcelerate Installer configures the following applications:

  • Windows Dial-up Networking
  • Windows TCP/IP
  • Windows Modem
  • Internet Explorer (proxy setting)
  • Netscape (news and mail settings)
  • Outlook Express (news and mail settings)

Please see the NetGate Webcelerate FAQ for additional information regarding the NetGate Internet Connection application. You can also find specific information regarding the Propel Accelerator Webcelerate Edition application as it relates to NetGate installation and use.

Please see the support section of the Webcelerate site for additional information specific to the the Propel Accelerator Webcelerate Edition application.