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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:
Facebook will launch its Portal video chat device next week
2018-09-21 15:48 EST by Daniela

Facebook is apparently set to release its own video chat device, "Portal", next week. The hardware will work a little like the Echo Show, Amazon's video-enabled smart speaker. Concerns over the diminishing public trust in Facebook led to the inclusion of a privacy shutter in front of Portal's wide-angle video camera. The device uses artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize and follow people... »

Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach
2018-09-20 16:37 EST by Daniela

Online retailer Newegg suffered a security breach that left customer credit card details exposed for around a month, according to a new report. The site was hit by the same hackers behind the recently disclosed British Airways breach, as well as a previous one involving Ticketmaster in the UK. Customers impacted by the security issue will be notified by email.The data exposure was found by cyber... »

YouTube to kill Gaming App, moves content to new hub
2018-09-19 11:33 EST by Daniela

Google is going to kill its YouTube Gaming app and folding some of the features into a new gaming destination on its main site. The Google-owned video sharing site on Tuesday launched a new gaming hub, where you can browse uploaded videos and live streams.In 2015, YouTube launched a separate app dedicated to games and helping gamers find more videos. YouTube Gaming — the app and desktop... »

FCC head Ajit Pai slams California's net neutrality bill
2018-09-18 17:41 EST by Daniela

Lawmakers in California passed a bill last month that would ensure net neutrality regulations are state law, but Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai has slammed the new measure. In a speech on Friday at the Maine Policy Heritage Center, Pai called the newly passed bill "egregious" and "illegal."If approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, the bill would ban internet service providers from... »

A piece of CSS code crashes and restarts iPhones
2018-09-17 17:48 EST by Daniela

А security researcher seems to have found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone. This one requires a few lines of code and all iPhones and iPads are vulnerable to it while Mac users will see Safari crash if the code is run.The security researcher and software engineer tweeted on Saturday 15 lines of code that will crash any iPhone. Many people didn’t believe this at first because of how... »


ADB / Pirelli DV 2220 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps VDSL Router

The DV 2220 is equipped with the Epicentro software stack, a full-featured and scalable embedded middleware supporting IPv4/IPv6 routing, QoS, VoIP, security, Broadband Forum TR-069 remote management.

Thanks to high-speed Wireless N, you are free to connect your devices to the network as you wish, with speeds of up to... »

TP-Link Archer C4000 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Archer C4000 powers through every service, thread and application running on your network with a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and delivers fast, lag-free connections to gaming, streaming and mobile devices.

AC4000 tri-band WiFi delivers up to 1625Mbps on each 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - a total of 4000Mbps.

512Mb of RAM and three additional WiFi processors support the... »

Phicomm KE 2P Wireless Router
AC1300 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Smart Router

Phicomm KE 2P supports simultaneous dual band with transmission speed up to 1267Mbps (2.4GHz 400Mbps + 5GHz 867Mbps).

2.4GHz WiFi band provides extensive WiFi signal coverage in your home with 2 high performance antennas and Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology. 5GHz WiFi band ensures supreme transmission speed for simultaneous Internet surfing, Internet phone calling, HD video... »

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... »

Netis DL4323D DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Router

The Netis DL4323D is a 3-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL2+ modem, 4-port NAT router and 300Mbps wireless N access point. It is designed to provide end-users an one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high-speed Internet access over wired/wireless network.

The DL4323D provides some practical functions, such as Port Mapping for IPTV, Ethernet WAN, SNMP, IPv6,... »

Motorola MR2600 Wireless Router
AC2600 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range

Router features include 4x4 dual-band WiFi with Beamforming and Wave 2 MU-MIMO, a USB 3.0 port with DLNA media sharing, a Dual Core processor, Smart Quality of Service (QoS), a user-friendly firewall, IPv4 and IPv6 support, parental controls, guest network capability, and more.

Four external, adjustable antennas provide 4X4 performance for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections. 802.11ac Wave2... »


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 (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 (39 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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