Speed up your internet (for free) with Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2!

Ashampoo is a great company; they make great software and also they offer great promos for us to get their quality software for free. You’ve probably already gotten used to these promos, e.g. the WinOptimizer 5, Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010, PhotoCommander 6, etc.

The topic of this post is another Ashampoo freebie: Internet Accelerator 2. The purpose of Internet Accelerator 2 is to help you load web pages quicker by optimizing your connection; and the great thing is it actually works! For example, GOTD loaded quicker by approx. 1.5 seconds after I optimized my internet connection (using IE7). Although some of you might not get the same result (results will vary depending on the website you visit, your internet connection type, and the geographical difference between your computer and the server which hosts the website you visit), Internet Accelerator is really worth a try, especially as it’s now free. Here is a more detailed description from the developer on the features of this software:

A slow internet connection costs time and gets on your nerves. For this reason, taking the time to optimise the settings is almost considered a must – particularly since an optimisation in terms of speed doesn’t come with any additional cost, neither for a hardware extension nor for the software, as the Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 can be used completely free of charge.

The program allows a fully automatic setting of the most important parameters. To achieve this, communicating the method used for internet access to the Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 on the part of the user is sufficient:

  • Analogue modem
  • ISDN
  • DSL via LAN cable or cable modem
  • DSL via wireless LAN
  • Other LAN connections (no DSL)

This system means that the program gets the very last drop of performance out of the internet connection. When using a modem and an ISDL connection, the improvements in performance are particularly noticeable – a reason for celebration. With a DSL connection, the tuning result isn’t quite as impressive, as there are fewer things which need adjusting in order to provide an optimisation. Nonetheless, it is still the case here that every percentage of extra performance means better internet surfing.

So, how do you get this great program for free?

Visit the promotion page [click here] and fill in your email address. Ashampoo spams with their “service letters”, so feel free to use a temp email address from Mailinator, 10MinuteMail, or Trashmail. After you enter your e-mail, click “Send” and check your e-mail inbox. If you are a new Ashampoo customer, you will first need to “verify” your account; look for an e-mail from from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com” with the subject of “Registration (Step 1) …”. There will be a link in the e-mail for you to visit and verify your account:


Follow the link in this email and verify your account. After you have verified your account, or if you are not a new Ashampoo customer, check your inbox. You should have an e-mail from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com>” with a subject of “Your registration – Ashampoo® Internet Accelerator 2 (English)”. In this e-mail you will find your registration code. It should look like this:


Copy the registration code or save it in a secure place. Now go to download Internet Accelerator 2 from HERE and install it with your reg key. Enjoy!

[This post has been contributed to dotTech [.org] by Adrian, aka freewareelite, with minor edits from Ashraf. In addition to contributions to dotTech [.org], Adrian blogs at his own blog Freeware Elite. Be sure to drop by and say hi!]

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  • @rickylim:

    By the way, we did not make Internet Accelerator… That’s Ashampoo. You can suggest to include Broadband choice on their site.

    Broadband connections should choose DSL.


  • rickylim

    i am a broadband user, how can it be categorized? anISDL,DSL via wireless LAN,modem or what ? this really confuses me because broadband connections are not included in the choice list. please specify in your next products of internet accelerators the broadband choise so it will not be confusing for customers like us who has less knowledge of internet connections and their classifications…thank you…pls reply asap

  • @ M Kumer,

    Maybe the problem was caused by the server of your ISP, or maybe not, but certainly the prog won’t get into your former system settings if you uninstall AIA.


  • AShraf,

    Now I got registration key for ‘Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2’.
    Installed it and added key. Then it told me that an update of 3.0 is available and updateded it.

    When setting that software, it asked which is the type of your connection. I selected ‘DSL (via LAN cable)’.
    I am using BSNL BroadBand connection (PPPOE).
    Which is the type of my connection?

    Now I feel that my download speed is decreased.
    I was getting a download speed of 25 to 28 kbps formerly when downloading a video.
    Now I think that 33% of the speed is lowered.

    Anything fault in selecting the option ‘DSL (via LAN cable)’?
    Will my system get into the former settings, if I uninstall this software?

  • nganchaihou

    Is the promotion period over? After I registered with Ashampoo, what I got from the email is this:
    NoSuchKeyThe specified key does not exist.00c1de56b1cbab48f9869c1460d70e76/4c81e07b9433c5e18cd34b5d1644f329f571056a864c6e3965c52a3825f6563c/htmlDB648896A0017C68/oeBfCBMN5MzJ2zBqqsNdCTb0P535w5d3p7dLzx98GixyjCx1k4ujH/KADLj4o1R

  • MikeR

    Seems OK for those who aren’t running the freebie offering of Advanced System Care PRO (still one of my favourite all-in-one apps) but if anyone already has the Iobit offering — and that particular software developer is up there with the best — then amongst the multiplicity of tools incorporated into ASC PRO, the Internet Optimizer does indeed work extremely well: I compared it to results from TCP and they were the same, so no complaints from me. However, as Ashraf wisely counsels, every Internet config and computer location is different so what works for one may not necessarily work for another.

  • @ Roy,

    Yes, you’re right.

    Comparison between TCPOptimizer

    Read the description from gizmo, and compare with description above.

  • Ron

    I tried this and didn’t notice any appreciable difference between the automatic settings and what I already had. Checked the “Edit manually” options first and found the same settings I already have in place. Perhaps that’s to be expected.

    Fwiw, I normally tweak all my machines manually, including Firefox settings via about:config. If anything, Firefox loaded a bit slower with the “Automatic” adjustment on a fast computer running XP SP3. I restored my original settings and uninstalled.

  • Roy Smith

    Once people have clicked on the link in the first email and been taken back to the Ashampoo website if anyone doesn’t want to wait for the second email they can click on one of the boxes to the left of the screen on the Ashampoo website , the one that says “My Free reg. keys” and they’ll be taken to a webpage with the registration key for the product and they can copy the key from there

  • Ashraf

    @Bruce: My guess is the later. I will check for you when I get home inshAllah.

  • Bruce

    Does anybody know whether this actually adjusts the settings and analyzes the results in a feedback loop, or does it just apply settings that seem right for your mode of connection? Their WinOptimizer already has settings that do the latter.

  • Ashraf

    @J. L. and Liam K: Lets wait and see what Adrian has for us =).

  • I would also be interested in a comparison to TCPOptimizer.

  • J. L.

    How well does this work compared to TCPOptimizer?

    Which ones works better on Windows 7 64-bit? I know that both doesn’t officially support Windows 7, but which one works better in practice?