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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:
SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites
2019-05-24 17:47 EST by Daniela

On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites, part of its Starlink constellation that aims to provide rural areas with Internet. The launch took place just shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time, with the Falcon 9's first stage booster landing approximately nine minutes after takeoff on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, located in the Atlantic... »

Amazon reportedly working on device that recognizes human emotions
2019-05-23 18:10 EST by Daniela

Amazon is reportedly working on a wearable device that will be able to recognize human emotions from a voice. The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product. The Alexa team is said to be working with Lab126 - the group that created Amazon's Echo smart speakers on the project. There's reportedly a beta test underway. The device, working in sync with a smartphone app, is said... »

Google stored some business passwords as plain text
2019-05-22 18:07 EST by Daniela

In a blog post today, Google revealed that a bug in an old G Suite tool caused some portion of G Suite users to have their passwords stored in plain text for nearly 14 years, between 2005 and 2019.The company said that only G Suite enterprise customers were impacted, but not regular Gmail accounts. Google says that it can't find any evidence that anybody's password was improperly accessed. It's... »

U.S. grants 90-day reprieve for Huawei suppliers
2019-05-21 17:05 EST by Daniela

Days after blacklisting Chinese technology company Huawei from buying American-made products, the Trump administration is now easing up. The US Commerce Department (DOC) has given the company a 90-day extension to provide support for existing handsets and network components. This means that while the company is still banned from doing business with most US companies, it is allowed to continue... »

Google tracks your purchases using Gmail
2019-05-20 17:41 EST by Daniela

A recent report from CNBC has revealed that Google uses Gmail to keep track of your purchases, whether they are online or offline. A page in your Gmail account "Purchases" holds the list of things you've bought from years.The Purchases page went live last year, but has flown under the radar until now. According to Google, purchases are compiled from sources across your Google Account, including... »


TP-Link Archer A9 Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Archer A9 delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing with the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or HD streaming with the 5 GHz band—simultaneously.

Three external antennas and one internal antenna send WiFi signals to every corner of your home. Beamforming... »

Netgear RAX120 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router

RAX120 delivers up to 6Gbps speeds—1200+4800 Mbps with 12-stream connectivity. A 2.2GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance.

FDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. 8-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 2x2 devices to stream content at the same time.

The router has one 5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port, providing 5 times the... »

TP-Link Archer A20 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router

With one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands, the Archer A20 keeps all your devices connected without slowing down your network. It provides 4000Mbps WiFi speed - 1625Mbps on both 5G bands and 750Mbps on 2.4G band.

The 1.8 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor, three co-processors and 512 MB of RAM work together to power your network.

MU-MIMO technology supports router to serve multiple devices at once,... »

Netis DL4480V VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, will offer you simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, ideal for faster downloading,... »

GL Technologies GL-AR750S-Ext Travel Router
Slate Gigabit Travel AC Router

Slate, a gigabit travel router, is designed for security-savvy travelers who want their security being completely locked down no matter where they are.

Slate keep your Internet connection private with multiple VPN protocols support. It provides the best encryption and authentication with OpenVPN. Meanwhile, WireGuard gives the privacy-minded users a fast and simple VPN that utilizes... »

Arris Touchstone TM3402 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 Modem with 2 voice ports

The Touchstone TM3402 is a DOCSIS 3.1 home telephony modem for customers and subscribers who are looking for gigabit high speed data services and telephony services, in a single unit. With 4 GigE LAN ports the TM3402 is the hub of service delivery in the subscriber's home; providing high-speed data, voice and IP video to connected devices. Or in small business or corporate satellite offices... »


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 (39 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... »

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)... »

How to Secure your Wireless Network
by Philip

CybersecurityA home wireless network allows all your computers, laptops, and mobile devices to communicate with an Wireless Access Point, which is in turn connected to the internet. The access point can be a separate device, or, more commonly part of a Wireless NAT router connected with a network cable to your broadband modem. It can sometimes even be built into the gateway/modem you get from your internet provider.In most cases, we find a place for a wireless router in our home and promptly forget about... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (46 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... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip

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... »


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