Originally Posted by jtrippe
My speed with Brighthouse is never steady. I got RR Turbo so I could watch the MLB.TV app on my TV. You can tell the speed changes constantly as the picture goes in and out of HD and buffers quite often. Also, the signal drops at least once per ballgame.
RR Turbo forces your browser through their proxy server, which will help with normal web page loading, it compresses the files...that's why your speedtest.net speeds are faster than your actual speed...
It's very good for normal browsing, your web pages will load faster and use fewer bytes...the turbo client at your end decompresses the web page content.
However, for normal file downloads, viewing streaming video or audio, turbo will not improve your speeds, and in some cases will slow them down...any file format that is already compressed, like downloading a .zip or.exe, or viewing video that is already compressed as in .jpg/.mpg or audio in .mp3, downloading software updates, like from Windows Update, can not be helped with Turbo, and in many cases, actually slowed down.
Some web sites also refuse to work with certain proxy servers, so if you ever hit a web page that refuses to load, turn off Turbo mode and try it.
Many folks use the free Opera browser because it has a free turbo mode built into the browser, but allows the user to control it by selecting the ON/OFF option...the Opera Turbo mode also forces the browser to use Opera's proxy server which compressed the data and sends it to the browser, which decompresses it.
Opera is ideal for folks with dial-up or slow DSL (slow being <5mbs)..