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SpeedGuide.net - Broadband Speed tweaks
We cover Broadband Internet connections, network security, wireless 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:
Google announces first-ever SHA1 collision attack
2017-02-24 16:57 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam in collaboration with a team from Google Research have successfully compromised the SHA-1 hash algorithm.The researchers describe this as "the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision". By using roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU for just one of the phases — they produced a collision, effectively breaking the... »

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel
2017-02-23 16:26 EST by Daniela

The Linux team has patched a security flaw in the Linux kernel that can be exploited to gain root-level code execution rights from a low-privileged process.The bug is in the Linux kernel's implementation of Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, or DCCP, and could let a local user gain root privileges and, in conjunction with other flaws, allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the kernel.... »

UPS tests drone deliveries
2017-02-22 12:07 EST by Daniela

United Parcel Service (UPS) has successfully tested package delivery with drone. On Monday, the company used a drone to drop off a package at a home in a Tampa, Fla. suburb. This is not the first time UPS tests such deliveries but this time it used a custom electric van outfitted with a recharging station for the battery-powered drone.The drone was launched from the roof of the truck and... »

Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo
2017-02-21 14:56 EST by Daniela

Verizon Communications Inc. will buy Yahoo! with a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company.The two companies have also agreed to share legal and regulatory liabilities after the two massive data breaches at Yahoo, one estimated to cover around 500 million accounts revealed in September 2016, and another disclosed in December 2016 affecting over 1 billion... »

Google and Microsoft agree to crack down on internet piracy
2017-02-20 15:56 EST by Daniela

Google and Microsoft have agreed to crack down on sites in the UK hosting pirated content that show up on their search engines.The tech giants have inked a voluntary code of practice with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Motion Picture Association. The agreement follows years of campaigning by record labels and film studios, which have accused Google and Microsoft of doing nothing to... »


Amped Wireless RE2600M Wireless Range Extender
ATHENA-EX High Power Wi-Fi Range Extender

The ATHENA-EX is designed for the multi-device household. Built with a Dual-Core Processor, 16 high power amplifiers, and 4 high gain antennas, the ATHENA-EX delivers up to 15,000 square feet of additional Wi-Fi coverage.

The extender provides combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 2600Mbps: 2.4GHz 800Mbps + 5GHz 1733Mbps.

With a total of 16 advanced amplifiers (4 x 2.4GHz amplifiers, 4 x 5GHz... »

D-Link DIR-869 Wireless Router
EXO AC1750 Wi Fi Router

DIR-869 provides gigabit wireless connectivity of up to 1750 Mbps (Up to 1300 Mbps 5 GHz Wireless AC + up to 450 Mbps 2.4 GHz Wireless N) allowing you to create a fast home network that connects all of your computers and devices.

Intelligent QoS tracks the type of network traffic (media streaming, web surfing, online gaming) and decide which application deserves higher priority.

Antennas... »

Amped Wireless Ally Mesh Wireless
Whole Home Smart WiFi System

ALLY is a Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System that will transform the way your family experiences Wi-Fi. It's capable of up to 15,000 sq ft of smart, safe, secure Wi-Fi that is designed with the whole family in mind.

With smart parental controls, you can create user profiles for each member of the family and set individual Wi-Fi access schedules, pause the Internet during homework or dinner time... »

ZyXEL LTE3301 Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
LTE Indoor Router

The LTE3301 — implements the latest mobile broadband technology — to deliver the best possible data rates of up to 150/50 Mbps (DL/UL). With bridge and router modes embedded, the LTE3301 is adaptive to all kinds of devices/gateways for seamless integration with your CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) on-hand in a simple yet complete way to meet your needs.

The LTE3301 supports single- (LTE)... »

Asus RP-AC66 Wireless Range Extender
Wireless-AC1750 Dual-Band Repeater

ASUS RP-AC66 is a dual-band AC1750 wireless repeater that's compatible with your existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz router and devices.

It includes easy one-click WPS setup with a built-in LED signal indicator to find the best location in your home or office, plus Roaming Assist to ensure that you’re always locked on to the strongest signal.

The RP-AC66 wireless repeater has two external MIMO... »

TP-Link Archer C25 Wireless Router
AC900 Wireless Dual Band Router

The Archer C25 comes with the latest wireless standard – 802.11ac. This advanced Wi-Fi is designed for high-traffic online activities and can help to run applications at triple the speed of the previous 802.11n standard.

Four antennas make all of your connections more efficient and stable. PA amplifies Wi-Fi power and LNA increases the receiving sensitivity to enlarge Wi-Fi coverage for... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (153 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 (223 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 (27 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... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (25 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... »

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 connection limit,... »


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