Sometimes propel does not work when installed, this usually happens on Vista when user account control blocks it from making changes to your browser, if this happens here are the steps to correct this.
- Click the small blue propeller icon and select Options. Choose the Advanced tab. Write down the port number. Click Cancel.
- From Internet Explorer select Tools -> Internet Options. Then choose the Connections tab and select the connection you are using. Click Settings.
- Select the Use a proxy server for this connection check box if it is not already selected. Then select the Advanced tab.
- Make sure that the proxy address for the HTTP port address is set to localhost (no quotes) and the port is set to the port number found in step one. Click OK. Now test to see if Propel Accelerator is working.
- You can verify that Propel Accelerator is working when:
- The Propel Accelerator icon (blue propeller icon near the system clock) shows moving arrows when you browse the Internet.
- Click the small blue propeller icon in the taskbar and select Options. Then choose the Advanced tab. Write down the port number. Click Cancel.
- Click the Netscape Edit menu and select Preferences.
- Double-click the Advanced category.
- Click Proxies.
- Click View [Netscape 4.7 only]
- Select Manual proxy configuration if it is not already selected.
- Click in the HTTP Proxy area and enter the word localhost without quotes.
- Click in the HTTP Port area and enter the Propel Accelerator port number (by default the port number is 8080 but you should verify the number as described previously).
- Click OK. Try accessing your favorite Web sites; your Internet experience should be accelerated.