The Broadband Guide
search advanced
FAQs Categories:

2. How does it work?

The Analyzer reads the information stored in TCP/IP packet headers that are sent from your PC to our server. It does not read your Registry in any way, it simply reads packet headers containing information about your TCP/IP settings. This is the most accurate method we're aware of, since it is OS-independent, and the Analyzer sees what your end actually advertises to external servers (which, in some cases differs from the system configuration).

As the server receives a SYN packet, it extracts the TCP options from it and remembers them, along with the remote port and IP pair. It then continues listening for other packets, which usually arrive (the browser must send at least "GET /" in order to receive any data). Once the browser request is complete, the server sends the simplified web page content, complete with instructions to the Analyzer parser script.

  Post your review/comments
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