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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 looking to buy a major cybersecurity firm
2018-10-22 16:43 EST by Daniela

According to recent reports, Facebook intends to buy a "major" cybersecurity company. It's still unclear which companies had been approached, but a deal could be closed as soon as the end of this year.However, the sources said that the social networking giant is looking at companies which offer solutions that could be folded into Facebook, such as analytics, suspicious behavior monitoring tools,... »

Comcast now has the largest gigabit network
2018-10-19 18:17 EST by Daniela

Comcast Corp. has broken the national gig barrier. The Philadelphia company says it can now offer gigabit speeds to nearly all of its residential and business customers.About 58 million homes across the cable giant's 39-state footprint can now order Comcast's Xfinity Gigabit service, which can cost $100 to $160 per month depending on the region, more than double the price of slower broadband... »

'Do Not Track' feature in your browser doesn't do anything
2018-10-18 13:14 EST by Daniela

According to a recent survey by Forrester Research, a quarter of American adults use the "Do Not Track" feature of browsers to protect their privacy. However, the study shows that most websites are ignoring it. Currently, only a shockingly small number of websites actually comply, with Reddit and Pinterest among them. Most websites ignore this request, including Yahoo and Facebook, despite both... »

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected
2018-10-17 17:25 EST by Daniela

Netflix reported that for the third quarter its subscriber additions were well above its internal prediction, with worldwide growth of 6.96 million compared to the projected 5 million. The company added 1.09 million total subs to its US base for a total of 58.46 million while adding 5.87 million internationally, extending that total to 78.64 million.The surge came as Netflix premiered a record... »

All major browsers drop TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020
2018-10-16 15:57 EST by Daniela

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla announced plans today to disable Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 support in their respective browsers in the first half of 2020. The browser makers are taking those measures in advance of an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) proposal to deprecate TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1, although that proposal is still at the draft stage. Transport Layer... »


D-Link DAP-1610 Wireless Range Extender
AC1200 WiFi Range Extender

The DAP-1610 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender lets you easily extend a secure wireless network with a press of a button. Connect the DAP-1610 to a router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and share your high-speed Internet access in more places throughout your home or small office.

Thanks to the latest Wireless AC technology, the DAP-1610 provides a wireless connection at up to 1200Mbps with other 802.11ac... »

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 MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

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... »

TP-Link Archer C2700 Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

With Intel technology at the heart of TP-Link Archer C2700, the router delivers consistent signal strength on multiple devices at the same time. It also helps minimize interference between different radio frequencies, and accelerates wired and wireless transmission simultaneously. Keep your connections fast and uninterrupted!

TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro, helps to protect your... »

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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