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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... »


Asus GT-AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Tri-band WiFi Gaming Router (ROG Rapture)

The GT-AX11000 is a 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh wifi system and AiProtection network security.

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5X faster transmit... »

Netis WF2533HP Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N High Power Router

The Netis 300Mbps Wireless N High Power router WF2533HP provides long range, high performance wireless Internet access over large areas.

With the Turbo button, you may easily control the transmission power. Under the high power mode, you will enjoy much better network experience in large homes, multi-floor offices or warehouses.

The device supports multiple wireless modes - AP, Repeater,... »

D-Link DSL-2885A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

The D-Link DSL-2885A Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router shares your DSL Internet connection over Wireless AC, and uses advanced AC beamforming technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal.

It also comes equipped with a Gigabit WAN port, two USB ports, and four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports. Multiple... »

Netgear Orbi CBK40 Mesh Wireless
Orbi WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem

This Orbi WiFi System comes with an Orbi Router (CBR40) with a built-in Cable Modem and a Satellite (RBS20). Easily set up and create a whole home mesh WiFi system that delivers wider WiFi coverage.

It covers homes up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi signals. Tri-Band WiFi helps maximize the Internet speeds available in your home. The system provides a total of 2200Mbps wireless speeds... »

ZyXEL VMG3625-T20A DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway with USB

The Zyxel VMG3625-T20A supports Vectoring technology that eliminates crosstalk or interference among different VDSL lines.

The Vectoring mechanism significantly increases bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enhance service reach without changing the current infrastructure – a significant cost-saving advantage over FTTH deployments, while CAPEX can be optimized by... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »


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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