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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:
US senators push Canada to ban Huawei
2018-10-15 17:29 EST by Daniela

US senators have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau advocating for the exclusion of Huawei from the country's 5G plans. The lawmakers warned Trudeau to "reconsider Huawei's inclusion in any aspect of Canada's 5G development, introduction, and maintenance," due to security concerns and links to the Chinese government.The Canadian government hasn't formally responded to the... »

Hackers accessed personal information of 30 million Facebook users
2018-10-12 18:30 EST by Daniela

After two weeks of investigation, Facebook announced additional details on Friday of how attackers carried out a massive breach of the social network that compromised accounts for tens of millions of users.Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history. The attackers accessed even more details on... »

AT&T plans to launch a new streaming service in 2019
2018-10-11 16:47 EST by Daniela

Four months after being acquired by AT&T, WarnerMedia plans to launch a streaming service to rival Netflix next year. The service will include content from WarnerMedia brands, starting with HBO and other Time Warner content. AT&T says it will feature films, TV series, libraries, documentaries and animation."Our service will start with HBO and the genre defining programming that viewers crave. On... »

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle
2018-10-10 17:51 EST by Daniela

Walmart is trying to patent a design for a "biometric feedback cart handle" on a shopping cart that could measure a shopper's heart rate, temperature, speed and the amount of force they apply to the handle as they walk around a store. Such a system would provide valuable information about how shoppers respond to different stores, it said.According to the patent titled System And Method For... »

Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'
2018-10-09 16:34 EST by Daniela

The Virgin founder, Richard Branson, said his company is "more than tantalisingly close" to its first galaxy flight. "We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," Branson told news website CNBC.The British billionaire entrepreneur has been investing in the space industry since 2004 and intends to popularize and bring down the... »


Actiontec GT784WNV DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Wireless Router

The GT784WNV supports 802.11n out of the box. With fast wireless N speeds, you can do more faster. And backward compatibility with 802.11b/g devices gives you the flexibility you need to connect all your wireless devices.

The router offers enterprise-level security, including a fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, denial of service protection, content filtering, and... »

JCG JHR-AC860M Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Long Range Router

The JHR-AC860M reaches a total of 1900Mbps wireless speed over its 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and 5GHz (1300Mbps) bands.

The router allows you to connect to secure network fast and easy using WPS. Thanks to the built-in USB 2.0 port, the router can act as a printer server.

JHR-AC860M features 6*5dBi fixed antennas. It supports WDS wireless bridge working... »

Netgear XR700 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router

Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router features one 10G LAN SFP+ port connection for low-latency LAN gaming parties. Seven gigabit ethernet ports allow to aggregate two ports for faster file transfer gaming.

Wired or wireless, the 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor boosts your network performance up to 7.2Gbps.

AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi provides up to 4600 (60GHz)+1733 (5GHz)+800 (2.4GHz) Mbps... »

Prolink PRC3801 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Designed with 5GHz High-Power radio 400mW, the AC1200 features dual wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with data speeds up to 300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps respectively. The concurrent Dual-Band offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks which you can perform basic daily tasks on the 2.4GHz band, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file... »

D-Link DSL-G225 DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N300 ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

DSL-G225 combines a VDSL2 modem and high-end wireless router together to create a single, easy-to-use device that connects to the Internet, and shares that connection with all of your devices.

Connect wireless devices to your Wi-Fi network with speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Plug in a USB storage drive to effortlessly share your documents, video, photos, and music or connect to a... »

Inseego / Novatel MiFi M100 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The MiFi M100 turns a cellular connection into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, whenever you need it. The hotspot supports LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17.

The MiFi brand of mobile hotspots puts security first, so you can rest assured that your information is protected lock and key. Advanced security features include hacker prevention, corporate VPN compatibility, password protection and... »


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 (228 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 (35 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 (42 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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