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Frequently Asked Questions

What is rapid connect?
Why cant I run the program?
Do I require an internet connection?
Is this software fully working?
How do I keep up with updates?
Does this software contain or support spyware or viruses?
Does Rapid Connect work behind a firewall/router?
I'm a Micro$oft hater and I do not wish to install .NET Framework 1.1, can I still run Rapid Connect?
How do I search for a file?

What is rapid connect?

Rapid Connect is an open-source gnutella client that will (soon) incorporate multiple p2p (peer-to-peer) protocols into the one interface. These have been planned to include: Nupeer, opennap, overnet, edonkey2000 and fasttrack. Although currently in alpha state (minimal functionality),  the project is coming along nicely, and we welcome you to test it and give suggestions.

Why cant I run the program?

Rapid Connect requires, Windows 98 or greater and the .NET Framework 1.1 installed (available to download here).
To compile the source code, Visual Basic .NET is required.

Do I require an Internet connection?

Yes. Although, you can set it up to work only on your LAN IP ranges (for setting up your own secure file-sharing network) *A wizard-like guide will be integrated into a future version of Rapid Connect as the project progresses.

Is this software fully working?

At this stage (pre-alpha) of development Rapid Connect, no. We welcome (more INSIST) you to try out Rapid Connect and submit your comments, feature requests or bug reports to the forum.

How do I keep up with updates?

At this point of time: manually. You need to check back to the homepage every now and then. And auto-update feature will be implemented very shortly.

Does this software contain or support spyware or viruses?

No!

Does Rapid Connect work behind a firewall/router?

Yep. And It has to because the test/development machine is behind a firewall/router. =)

I'm a Micro$oft hater and I do not wish to install .NET Framework 1.1, can I still run Rapid Connect?

Well, umm.. how do I answer this.. erm. Just install it! (Rapid Connect wont work without it)

How do I search for a file?

You serious?  ... and Rapid Connect was supposed to be as easy to use as possible. Ok, answering the question - After you are connected, click on the search icon from the tool bar (the one that says "search" & looks like a magnifying glass). Type in your search query in the text box and press enter.
 

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