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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:
Amazon is reportedly working on a home robot
2018-04-23 12:27 EST by Daniela

Amazon is reportedly working on its first robot for the home. The project has been given the internal codename "Vesta," like the Roman goddess of the hearth. It's being developed by Lab126, the Amazon hardware R&D center that previously built the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Echo. The project has apparently been in the works for a number of years, but things are finally starting to take off, as the... »

Net neutrality is dead
2018-04-23 07:43 EST by Philip

Net neutrality in the U.S. is officially dead as of today, despite the fact over 85% of the population across party lines supports it.Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally, including all of the different types of data, for example web traffic, emails, digital video, audio, p2p, etc. It implies governmental oversight of Internet Service Providers... »

AT&T is launching a $15 TV streaming subscription
2018-04-20 16:23 EST by Daniela

AT&T plans to launch a new low-cost video streaming service called AT&T Watch in the next few weeks. The service, was announced by chief executive Randall Stephenson on Thursday when he testified during the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial. Stephenson brought up the new product to counter the Justice Department's argument that AT&T continues to raise prices on its traditional DirecTV satellite... »

Opera shutting down its VPN for iOS, Android
2018-04-19 10:19 EST by Daniela

Opera has confirmed that it is killing off its VPN for iOS and Android at the end of the month. The company hasn't given any reason for the move. Opera's VPN shut down is only applicable to the version launched on mobile. It seems that for now Opera's desktop browser will continue to offer VPN services.Those who are Opera Gold members (which was the commercial paid-for version of the product)... »

FCC to Launch 5G Spectrum Auctions
2018-04-18 15:13 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission this week voted to begin the process of conducting spectrum auctions later this year as part of its latest efforts meant to facilitate the deployment of the fifth generation of wireless networks in the country.The regulator proposed two auctions, with the first one being set to begin on November 14 and auction off spectrum blocks in the 28GHz band, whereas... »


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... »

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... »

D-Link DSL-4320L DSL Wireless Router
TAIPAN - AC3200 VDSL/ADSL Ultra Wi-Fi Router

The TAIPAN AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DSL-4320L) utilises Tri-Band Technology with SmartConnect to distribute traffic over three dedicated Wi-Fi radios, delivering the necessary performance to power even the most demanding connected homes.

It combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem and high-end Wi-Fi router together to create an all-in-one router solution. Extreme Streaming ready, the TAIPAN is... »

D-Link DSL-2885A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

The D-Link DSL-2885A Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router shares your DSL Internet connection over Wireless AC, and uses advanced AC beamforming technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal.

It also comes equipped with a Gigabit WAN port, two USB ports, and four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports. Multiple... »

Asus RP-AC55 Wireless Range Extender
Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band repeater for easy setup

ASUS RP-AC55 is an 802.11ac Wi-Fi repeater that works with any router to boost range, improve coverage and help eliminate dead zones.

For best results, ASUS Repeater needs to be within range of a strong and stable router signal, and should be placed between the router and the location where you need better wireless coverage.

Powered by the new 802.11ac chipset, RP-AC55 delivers ultra-fast... »

Netgear R6230 Wireless Router
Dual Band Gigabit AC1200 Smart WiFi Router

With up to 300+900Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, R6230 avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Simultaneous dual band WiFi provides two separate WiFi networks—2.4GHz for legacy devices and 5GHz which is less interference-prone for media streaming. The advanced QoS technology provides higher priority for media streaming... »


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 (31 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 (36 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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