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SpeedGuide.net - Your Guide to Broadband
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:
Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung
2018-05-25 11:45 EST by Daniela

Apple won $539 million from Samsung Electronics in the final throes of the companies' U.S. court struggle over smartphone technology, seven years after the start of a global patent battle.The legal fight has progressed through multiple rounds since Apple sued Samsung in 2011, claiming it stole key elements of the iPhone’s design — and it likely isn't over. Meanwhile, the explosion in... »

FreedomPop launches Unreal Mobile service
2018-05-24 16:05 EST by Daniela

Prepaid carrier FreedomPop, which uses Sprint’s network, is rushing to launch another MVNO called UNREAL Mobile. Where FreedomPop is meant to compete with the likes of Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, and other pre-paid MVNOs, UNREAL Mobile will be marketed as a proper alternative to post-paid plans offered by T-Mobile, Sprint, etc."Sprint and T-Mobile are held up in regulatory approvals... »

Stealthy, destructive malware infects half a million routers
2018-05-23 16:35 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at Cisco's Talos revealed today a new kind of malware, called VPNFilter, which it says has infected at least half a million home and small business routers, including those sold by Netgear, TP-Link, Linksys, MicroTik, and QNAP network storage devices. Talos believes that the versatile code is designed to serve as a multipurpose spy tool, and also creates a network of hijacked... »

Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data
2018-05-22 10:43 EST by Daniela

Security researchers have discovered a bug in the Comcast website that makes it possible to gather sensitive information on the company's customers. The website, used by customers to set up their home internet and cable service, can be tricked into displaying the home address where the router is located, as well as the Wi-Fi name and password.The vulnerability affects Comcast customers with... »

LocationSmart website flaw exposed real-time locations of 200 million Americans
2018-05-21 11:25 EST by Daniela

A website flaw at the California company LocationSmart that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said.A PhD candidate from Carnegie Mellon University first discovered the vulnerability and reported it to... »


Asus DSL-AC750 DSL Wireless Router
AC750 Dual-Band ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi Router

The ASUS DSL-AC750 is a ADSL/VDSL 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of up to 733Mbps. On the 5GHz band, 802.11ac gives 433Mbps wireless data rates, while 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance supports 300Mbps.

ASUS AiRadar enhances the Wi-Fi stability and improves coverage. The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of DSL-AC750 giving robust control to... »

Asus RT-ACRH17 Wireless Router
AC1700 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO

Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 400 Mbps and 1300 Mbps, respectively, the RT-ACRH17 has a total speed of up to 1700 Mbps, and maintains complete stability.

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.

RT-ACRH17's Quad core CPU dedicated to... »

Netis WF2411R Wireless Router
150Mbps Wireless N Router

The Netis WF2411R 150Mbps Wireless N Router is a combined wired and wireless device for SOHO network applications.

It's compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 150Mbps, offering a better performance on web surfing, emailing, and file sharing.

WF2411R also supports multi-wireless modes including AP, WDS, AP+WDS, Repeater, Client, to expand your... »

Motorola MB7621 Cable Modem
24x8 Cable Modem

The MB7621 provides high-speed Internet for a computer, router, HDTV, game station, or streaming media device. To give Internet access to many devices, plug in any router you like.

Modem's 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN port allows connection of a router, HDTV, game station, or other Ethernet-capable device.

The modem provides easy installation, high speed and broad... »

Amped Wireless B1200EX Wireless Range Extender
AC1200 Plug-In Wi-Fi Range Extender

The B1200EX is a universal range extender that can extend the reach of any Wi-Fi router by up to an additional 5,000 sq ft. With more Wi-Fi coverage, smart devices on all ends of your home or property can connect with ease and reliability.

802.11ac Wi-Fi technology provides Wi-Fi speeds up to four times faster than 802.11n. AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds provide up to 300Mbps 2.4GHz connections and up to... »

Kasda KA1200 Wireless Router
802.11AC 1200Mbps Dual-band Wireless Router

Kasda KA1200 supports both 2.4GHz & 5GHz bands, ensuring faster wireless performance to more devices simultaneously.

KASDA KA1200 contains one Gigabit WAN and four Gigabit LAN ports, speeds can be up to 10 x faster than standard Fast Ethernet interface.

KASDA KA1200 has two USB ports. One is USB2.0 for printer sharing in your LAN network, the other is USB3.0 for high speed USB storage... »


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 (227 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 (33 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 (37 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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