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SpeedGuide.net - Your Guide to Broadband
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:
North America has run out of IPv4 addresses
2015-07-03 11:08 EST by Daniela

ARIN, the North American company which assigns IP addresses in North America has announced that on July 1st it has finally run out of numbers of IPv4 addresses. For the first time, ARIN didn't have enough IP addresses left in its stock to satisfy an entire order — and now, it's activated the end-times protocol that will see the few remaining addresses out into the night."If you take a smaller... »

Facebook working on laser technology to deliver internet
2015-07-02 09:44 EST by Daniela

Facebook intends to use lasers to connect people around the world as part of its Internet.org initiative. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that employees from his Connectivity Lab have been working on a laser communications system to beam data from the sky.It is expected that drones/planes and satellites will be able to send Internet via laser links anywhere in the world. If this... »

Cisco to buy security company OpenDNS for $635 million
2015-07-01 11:10 EST by Daniela

In a move to boost its security business, Cisco Systems Inc. will acquire privately held net security company OpenDNS for $635 million.OpenDNS provides a cross-platform online threat-protection service by using predictive intelligence to block malware, botnets and phishing threats that antivirus and firewalls miss. It also supports a network of domain name servers to help route Web traffic in... »

Europe to remove all mobile roaming charges by 2017
2015-06-30 10:15 EST by Daniela

The European parliament has finally approved a law that will eliminate mobile phone roaming charges throughout the EU starting in June 2017. From April 30, 2016, charges for roaming will be capped at a maximum of €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 for SMSs and €0.05 per megabyte for data.This means that from 15 June 2017 consumers can use their mobile devices when travelling in the EU paying... »

Researchers boost fiber optic networks power limits 20 times
2015-06-29 10:08 EST by Daniela

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have broken the limits for data transfer in fiber optic. They succeeded to increase the maximum power delivered through the cables by 20 times, which means that the distance could also be increased. "Today's fibre optic systems are a little like quicksand. With fibre optics, after a certain point, the more power you add to the... »


Edimax EW-7288APC Wireless Access Point
11AC Add-On Station, AC450 5GHz Access Point/Wi-Fi Bridge

The EW-7288APC is the world's first dedicated 11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi Access Point to extend your exiting 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router with 5GHz Wi-Fi to be dual-band wireless networking.

Design with easy plug and play, zero router setup, EW-7288APC is an easy to use solution to upgrade your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi to be dual-band Wi-Fi and provides your 5GHz ready mobile devices to access online with less... »

Arris Touchstone TG1662 VoIP Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 Dual Band Concurrent Wireless Telephony Gateway

The Touchstone TG1662 DOCSIS 3.0 Data Gateway is a 16x4 advanced gateway product. The TG1662 combines two analog voice lines, a 4-port Gigabit Router, and 802.11n wireless access point with two independent simultaneously operating 802.11n radios into a single device capable of support both home and small office applications.

Using an advanced dual core processor, the TG1662 can achieve high... »

Arris Touchstone DG860P2 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Cable Gateway

The Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 Residential Gateway is an 8x4 advanced gateway product which combines a 4-port Gigabit Router, and a 802.11n wireless access point into a single device capable of supporting both home and small office applications.

Using multi-processor technology, the DG860P2 can simultaneously achieve high bandwidth DOCSIS performance without affecting the Wi-Fi and other gateway... »

Linksys E8350 Wireless Router
AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-fi Router

Take your gaming and streaming to the next level with the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. Featuring the latest in Wireless-AC, this 4x4 router delivers four data streams -instead of the traditional two or three - to all your devices for a seamless entertainment experience.

The AC2400 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and is MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) ready, so it can... »

D-Link DWR-111 Wireless Router
Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router

The Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router lets you connect to your 3G mobile connection with speeds of
up to 150 Mbps, giving you the speed you need for fast, responsive Internet access.

The DWR-111 utilizes dual-active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks across the Internet. WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption keeps your wireless network secure and your traffic safe, allowing you to securely... »

Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point
802.11ac Wireless Access Point

The NETGEAR WAC120 Wireless Access Point is a high performance dual band concurrent 802.11ac AP supporting up to an aggregate throughput of 1.2 Gbps (300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz).

WAC120 802.11ac AP operates in standalone mode with an intuitive user interface and a flexible desktop mounting stand. It is perfectly positioned for customers demanding high throughput,... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (150 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 (201 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, 10, 2012 Server TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (5 comments)

Windows 8 TweaksThe Windows 8 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are some subtle differences, new syntax for applying tweaks, and some new settings. Windows 8 generally works well by default for many broadband connections, yet there is always some room for improvement and we 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 to use an administrator account. With... »

Windows Vista tcpip.sys connection limit patch for Event ID 4226
by Philip (18 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 connection limit,... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (4 comments)

Online Gaming can often benefit from some fine-tuning of Windows TCP/IP settings and the Network Adapter properties. This article is intended to supplement our general broadband tweaks and list only TCP/IP settings that are specific to online gaming and reducing network latency. Some of these settings are also mentioned in our general tweaking articles, however, the emphasis here is on latency rather than throughput, and we have complemented the tweaks with more gaming-specific recommendations... »


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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