The Broadband Guide
SG
search advanced
 Username:
 Password:
Register
 forgot password?
SpeedGuide.net - Your Guide to Broadband
"Some of the Best Broadband Speed Tweaks on the Net"
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:
Volkswagen data breach affects 3 million people
2021-06-11 17:26 EST by Daniela

Volkswagen says more than 3.3 million customers had their information exposed after one of its vendors left a cache of customer data unsecured on the internet.Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained limited personal information about customers and interested buyers from a vendor that its Audi Volkswagen brands and some U.S. and Canadian dealers used for... »

SpaceX in talks to power in-flight Wi-Fi
2021-06-10 18:14 EST by Daniela

SpaceX is "in talks with several" airlines to use its Starlink satellite internet network to provide travelers with inflight Wi-Fi, the leader of the company's project said on Wednesday.SpaceX would create technology specialized to the aircraft to transmit the internet through the use of airline antennas but with "obvious enhancements for aviation connectivity.""We're in talks with several of the... »

Facebook expands remote work options
2021-06-09 18:54 EST by Daniela

Facebook said Wednesday that it would expand its teleworking policy to give anyone in the company the option to work outside the office. The new policy will begin on June 15."We've learned over the past year that good work can get done anywhere, and I'm even more optimistic that remote work at scale is possible, particularly as remote video presence and virtual reality continue to improve,"... »

Amazon, Reddit, Twitter and Twitch impacted by huge network outage
2021-06-08 18:22 EST by Daniela

Many of the world's biggest websites including Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, CNN, The New York Times, BBC, PayPal, HBO Max, Hulu, PayPal, even the UK government's website appeared to be experiencing outages on Tuesday morning at around 10:50 a.m. BST / 5:50 a.m. ET. While some were completely down with 503 errors, only images are affected on certain sites like Twitter and Amazon. The problem was... »

Apple announces FaceTime updates
2021-06-07 18:28 EST by Daniela

As part of an iOS 15 presentation at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today, Apple said iOS users will be able to create links to FaceTime chats that they can share with Android and Windows users. People on those platforms can jump on the call from the browser; no FaceTime app for Android or Windows just yet.Apple is turning FaceTime into a bit more of a Zoom-like video calling service... »


Netgear RAXE500 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AXE11000 WiFi Router

With new WiFi 6E technology, enjoy fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for your 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video-conferencing. This router gives you combined speeds up to 10.8Gbps (1.2 + 4.8 + 4.8Gbps) and a 1.8GHz quad-core processor to deliver fast and reliable connections for up to 60 devices at once.

With tri-band WiFi, you get three dedicated WiFi bands, which means... »

Hitron EN2251 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 VoIP Gateway

EN2251 is a solution for providing high speed internet connection for residential and business customers delivering speeds up to 1.97Gbps based on 2.5GigE port with two bonded downstream channels over its DOCSIS 3.1 interface.

The EN2251 allows MSOs to offer their customers various broadband applications such as telecommuting, HD and UHD video on demand over IP connectivity to a small... »

Linksys E5600 Wireless Router
Dual-Band AC1200 WiFi 5 Router

The Linksys E5600 WiFi 5 router covers 1,000 square feet and handles up to 10+ devices at speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. This compact Dual-Band router lets you surf, stream, and game all at the same time to keep you connected to the things that matter most.

With Parental Controls and separate Guest Access, your network will always remain safe and secure. Easily add devices to your network with a push... »

Motorola MH7020 Mesh Wireless
AC2200 Mesh-Ready Tri-Band WiFi Router

This AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi router provides extended range and optimal speeds, complete with 2x2 performance for both 2.4 and 5 GHz connections. Dedicated 5GHz 866Mbps backhaul for use with optional Satellite.

Pair the MH7020 with ANY cable modem to use as a standalone router, complete with ultra-fast power boost technology for a stronger, more reliable connection. When you're ready to... »

Netis N3 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netis router N3 equipped with 802.11AC Wi-Fi technology offers simultaneous dual band connection with 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, for faster downloading, online gaming, Internet calling and HD video streaming.

Also, it provides with full gigabit ports which are 10 times faster than conventional Fast Ethernet... »

D-Link DIR-1260 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

The DIR-1260 supports 1200Mbps dual-band speeds - up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 867 Mbps (5 GHz).

With MU-MIMO technology, multiple devices can get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signals at the same time, distributing data more efficiently, and giving you the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in your home. You can stream HD media faster, transfer large files quickly, and play buffer-free gaming.

The DIR-1260... »


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... »

Windows 10, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (42 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

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 (229 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (52 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... »

How to Stop Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
by Philip

DDoSDenial of Service (DoS) attacks are very common on the Internet these days, and they can make your online experience miserable. In some cases of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), they can bring down websites, or cripple entire networks in a matter of minutes, preventing connectivity for many customers. There are different types of DoS attacks, and we've tried to explain the most common types and ways to mitigate their effects to you or your network.Types of Denial of Service (DoS)... »

TCP Congestion Control Algorithms Comparison
by Philip

TCPTCP congestion control and avoidance algorithms (CCAs) are an important connection tuning consideration, especially with high bandwidth/high latency broadband networks. Below is a list of the most commonly used algorithms that all aim to improve the traditional TCP congestion control algorithm as defined in RFC 2581. The algorithms have continued to evolve over the years, and are listed in below in loose chronological order, with their advantages and shortcomings. Current recommendations are in... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip (1 comments)

Android tweaksTo change TCP/IP related settings in Android you need root access. The only exception are a couple of trivial changes that are available to non-rooted devices, namely dynamic vs static IP address, and changing the DNS server. Assuming you are working with an already rooted device, the settings are listed below:Android TCP/IP tweaks (root required)In order to change other TCP/IP stack settings, you need to edit the settings in /proc/sys/net/core/ , similar to what is explained in our Linux... »


Current Poll
Your web browsing device of choice?
vote results
more polls
News Glossary of Terms FAQs Polls Cool Links SpeedGuide Teams SG Premium Services SG Gear Store
Registry Tweaks Broadband Tools Downloads/Patches Broadband Hardware SG Ports Database Security Default Passwords User Stories
Broadband Routers Wireless Firewalls / VPNs Software Hardware User Reviews
Broadband Security Editorials General User Articles Quick Reference
Broadband Forums General Discussions
Advertising Awards Link to us Server Statistics Helping SG About