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SpeedGuide.net - Broadband Speed tweaks
We cover Broadband Internet connections, network security and system performance. A large section of SG focuses on Cable Modems and DSL technology, stressing on improving TCP/IP performance over high speed/latency networks. Some of the more popular SG network tools are listed below:
Qualcomm wants to run LTE on your 5GHz Wi-Fi band
2015-03-02 09:40 EST by Daniela

Qualcomm is expected to introduce at the Mobile World Congress this week a new chipset that will enable LTE to run in the 5GHz WiFi band. LTE for unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) will be integrated into Qualcomm's latest small cell solutions and RF transceivers for mobile devices. "As the Internet enters a new phase of growth, in which more devices are connected and share richer data, there is a need... »

FCC approves net neutrality rules
2015-02-27 10:28 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the new Net neutrality rules, which reclassify broadband internet as a Title II public utility and gives the agency more regulatory power in the process. The new measures prohibit carriers from blocking or slowing online traffic, or offering faster service in return for payment."It [the internet] is our printing press; it is our town square; it... »

Lenovo and Google Vietnam websites hijacked by DNS attacks
2015-02-26 09:50 EST by Daniela

Lenovo's official website and Google's website in Vietnam have been attacked by a group of hackers called Lizard Squad. Both companies were victims of "domain hijacking", which means that the domain name records for both companies were modified to redirect to different websites when people entered "lenovo.com" and "google.com.vn.""The Lenovo site you are attempting to access is currently... »

US offers $3m reward for information on Russian hacker
2015-02-25 10:07 EST by Daniela

In a try to find a sentenced cybercriminal, the FBI is offering the highest ever reward of up to $3 million. The money is given for any information that would help the agency to arrest the Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev.The FBI has circulated "Wanted" posters around the world showing Bogachev in a striped polo shirt. The hacker is believed to be in Russia. His last known residence was in Anapa,... »

Google Wallet strikes deal with wireless carriers
2015-02-24 10:09 EST by Daniela

Google has made a deal with AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless which will allow the search giant to pre-install its Google Wallet payment service on Android devices sold by those carriers in the U.S. Only devices running KitKat or higher will benefit from the service. The first devices, featuring Google Wallet are expected to emerge later this year.In addition to the deal, Google will also... »


Comtrend WR-5881 Wireless Router
150Mbps Wireless Router

The Comtrend WR-5881 Wireless-N Broadband Router is designed for home and small office environments that require wired and/or wireless connectivity.

Utilizing advanced wireless technology, the IEEE802.11n standard provides good coverage, up to 150Mbps wireless speeds, and is backward compatible with IEEE802.11b/g devices.

Additionally, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enables instant security... »

TRENDnet TEW-815DAP Wireless Access Point
AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Access Point

TRENDnet's high performance AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Access Point, model TEW-815DAP, supports Access Point (AP), Client, Repeater, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Bridge, and WDS + AP modes.

The TEW-815DAP generates concurrent 1.3 Gbps Wireless AC and 450 Mbps Wireless N networks. Embedded GREENnet technology reduces power consumption by up to 50%.

Securely connect to the access point... »

ZyXEL AMG1312-T10B DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-port Gateway with USB

The ZyXEL AMG1312-T10B Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-port Gateway with USB features 802.11n technology to achieve data rates of up to 300 Mbps to provide stable, reliable wireless connections for high-speed data and multimedia delivery.

The AMG1312-T10B is capable of eliminating dead zones and extends coverage, and it's also backward compatible with any IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi certified device. The... »

TP-Link Archer D5 DSL Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router

TP-LINK's Archer D5 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router is a combined wired/wireless network connection device with integrated wireless router and ADSL modem, reducing hassle of configuration and saving space.

With 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, Archer D5 offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks and ensures... »

TRENDnet TEW-823DRU Wireless Router
AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router

TRENDnet's AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-823DRU, is a high performance wireless router.

It creates two concurrent wireless networks - a 1300Mbps Wireless AC network and a 450Mbps Wireless N network to connect common wireless devices. Use the USB port and Gigabit Ethernet ports to further expand your network.

Targeted Beamforming provides increased real-time performance by... »

Comtrend WAP-5836 Wireless Range Extender
5GHz Wireless-N Range Extender

Comtrend's WAP-5836 is a versatile 5GHz Wireless N Extender. Combining industry standard 802.11n wireless with advanced Implicit Beam Forming technology, the WAP-5836 reliably delivers multimedia in the most challenging environments.

Connecting set-top-boxes, media players, and game consoles (up to 8 devices per AP) throughout a home is accomplished effortlessly and securely with the... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (149 comments)

Windows 7 TweaksWindows Vista introduces a number of new features to the TCP/IP stack, including CTCP, and TCP Window Auto-Tuning. This new implementation works much better by default than previous Windows versions with broadband internet connections, and is able to adjust the RWIN value on the fly, depending on the BDP (bandwidth-delay product). This, however, introduces some problems with older routers and restricts the user from tweaking some of the TCP/IP parameters. Still, there is always some room for... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (93 comments)

Introduction With the popularity of wireless networks and mobile computing, an overall understanding of common security issues has become not only relevant, but very necessary for both home/SOHO users and IT professionals alike. This article is aimed at illustrating current security flaws in WEP/WPA/WPA2. Successfully cracking a wireless network assumes some basic familiarity with networking principles and terminology, as well as working with command-line tools. A basic familiarity... »

How to set a Wireless Router as an Access Point
by Philip (200 comments)

ipconfigI've often found it useful to get just the wireless functionality out of a WiFi router and reuse it as an access point. Wireless routers seem more common, and are often priced even lower than wireless access points. Adding an access point to a wired network already in place, or to one where the main NAT router is provided by the ISP is usually the easiest solution. However, introducing a second NAT router on the network is not a good idea, especially without some tweaking to set it... »

Windows 8, 2012 Server TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (3 comments)

Windows 8 TweaksThe Windows 8 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are some subtle differences and new problems in tuning TCP/IP. Windows 8 generally works well by default for many broadband connections, yet there is still some room for improvement and I will try to cover all relevant settings and their effect on your connection in detail below.To run some of the outlined commands, you will need administrator account. With earlier Windows versions, we used the... »

Windows Vista tcpip.sys connection limit patch for Event ID 4226
by Philip (19 comments)

Microsoft enforces a limit on half-open TCP/IP connections that is hard-coded in tcpip.sys. The maximum simultaneous half-open (incomplete) outbound TCP connection attempts per second that the system can make is intended to limit the spread of malicious viruses and worms, as well as limit the possibility of launching a DDoS attack. However, it has proven to also limit some applications using many TCP connections, such as P2P and P2PTV programs. When the OS reaches the half-open... »

SSD Speed Tweaks
by Philip (9 comments)

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have a great potential to speed up your system, and they're becoming mainstream with prices dropping and the technology maturing. SSDs are faster, have no moving parts, use less power, are quieter, less succeptible to physical shock, with lower access time and latency than traditional mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs). However, SSDs use memory chips to store data, which makes them quite different than traditional mechanical drives and most current OSes are still not... »


Acer TravelMate 292 XC Laptop
by terrancelam (4 comments)

Introduction The Travel Mate 292XC is a part of the 290 Series laptops from Acer. There is a large range of models within the 290 series with different specifications, some Centrino based, and others just Pentium M. This particular model being reviewed, the LX-T3505.455, is a Celeron M 330 processor version and it is a very well priced for its specifications. This model was purchased for about $599.99 CAD and has the following specs: Processor: Intel Celeron M 330 Processor... »

D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router
by Dave Upton (Massa) (38 comments)

routerIntroduction D-Link was founded in 1986, and since then has catered to both consumer and SOHO users. D-Link is already a well known name in the home networking market, however in the past D-Link products have been considered inferior to those of their competitors such as Linksys (Cisco) and Netgear (Bay Networks). Recently this stigma has begun to disappear with D-Link taking a large portion of the home and SOHO markets. The D-Link DI-524 is one of the company's new series of Wireless-G routers,... »

Compex NetPassage 26G Wireless Gateway
by Philip

Introduction Compex is an established, yet forward-thinking company in the networking, wireless and telecommunications industry. The company was founded in 1987 and focuses on designing, development and manufacturing a complete line of networking products for the home, SOHO, broadband, and WLAN market needs. The NetPassage 26G is a notable addition to the wireless wave of broadband routers that is sweeping the current home/SOHO market. It comes with a... »

Netgear RP614 Review
by Jason (Qwijib0) Katterhenry (17 comments)

Netgear is well known in the networking market.  Originally a consumer-oriented subsidiary of Bay Networks, they have since been spun off to become their own company.  Some of the first consumer routers came out of Netgear, and they have been a major player in the home networking scene.  Their latest line of products sports a new sleek look, a major change of the square purple boxes for which they were known.  Personally, I was a fan of the old box, but then again, not everybody wants a... »


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