What is toonel.net and how do I benefit?
Toonel.net offers a technique to conserve network bandwidth by attempting to compress resources transferred thereby increasing connection throughput. We recommend our solution for those who are paying a fee based on traffic consumption; have monthly download limit or using narrowband connection.
Is toonel.net an open source project?
No, it is not an open source project although two major components of this service are open source projects.
Is it free?
It is free at the moment.
How do I use it?
Using toonel.net is easy. Simply download the package which suits your platform and set the following HTTP, HTTPS and FTP proxy settings for the connection you wish to use: 127.0.0.1 port 8080. Please refer to your system help on how to change proxy settings. Our support page may also be useful and shows how to configure certain applications. If you have personal firewall running you may need to allow Java Internet access as well. If your package contains just a single jar file you can double click on to run it.
How secure it is?
You should always take measures to protect your information and use personal firewalls. The major components of the service are open source projects and are secure and reliable. All SSL connections remain secure with toonel.net.
What compression scheme is being used?
We use lossless compression provided by JZlib library - re-implementation of zlib in pure java. JZlib is copyrighted by ymnk, JCraft,Inc. and is licensed through BSD-style license.
Is there content caching involved in the technique?
No, there is no content caching either on client or on our tunnel servers.
What compression level can be expected?
The compression ratio will depend on the type of content you are consuming. For HTTP traffic you can expect about 70% compression level for outgoing requests and about 30% for downloads.
Can I expect connection speed improvement relevant to compression level?
You can expect connection speed improvements for narrowband connections although speed improvements for broadband connections can be not obvious.
Because it is java implementation does this mean the performance is moderate?
No it does not. We believe our implementation is performance efficient enough and this is why we offer the package which is built from the same code and targeted to the limited devices such as mobile phones.
Is it possible to tunnel HTTPS traffic?
Yes. Please be aware what compression level won’t be so great just because of the nature of the encrypted data.
Is E-mail compressed?
Yes, your email application can be configured to compress incoming e-mail traffic as well as outgoing. Our support page shows how to configure certain email clients.
Can the sis file from Symbyan’s package be used on other than Sony Eriksson P-series devices?
It's been tested on P-series only but was compiled against 'PersonalJava Application Environment Specification (PJAE)' version 1.1.1. therefore you can give it a try on other limited devices as well.
Can I chain my proxy server to toonel.net client application?
Yes. You can chain your proxy server to our client application. We would recommend the use of a non-graphical user interface package for this. Toonel.net must be ran on the same box as your proxy server.
What Java Runtime Environment you would recommend to use?
For non-mobile phone configurations we would recommend to use the latest JREs taken either from IBM (currently 1.4.x) or Sun (currently 1.5.x).
Will toonel.net work with all Internet connections?
Toonel.net works with any Internet connection including dial-up, ISDN, ADSL, GSM, GPRS and other wireless connections. As long as you have an Internet connection Toonel will conserve its bandwidth.
Does toonel.net work with mobile phones used as a data modem?
As long as you are connecting to the mobile phone with your PC or MAC laptop which has the toonel.net software installed, then it does work.
Can I still use my ISP?
Yes. Toonel.net requires no changes to your ISP. You keep the same email, the same phone numbers and all the same other settings you may have with your current ISP.
Can I continue using my Web browser/E-mail client/etc?
Yes. Toonel.net does not require any special Web browser/email client/etc.
We are using a shared Internet connection. Where should we install Toonel.net software?
Currently you should install it on every computer that you wish to accelerate.
Our network is behind firewall/proxy. Where should we run toonel.net software?
Toonel.net client has to be running on a computer which has a direct connection to the Internet. In your case it would be better to install tonnel.net client on the proxy server and point your proxy to toonel.net as another proxy in the chain.
How can I get help or submit a problem report?
Please use this form or
you just can contact us via email: support AT toonel.net (please Replace the AT with an @ symbol).