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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:
Samsung's Galaxy Fold is breaking for some early users
2019-04-19 16:28 EST by Daniela

Two months after Samsung unveiled its futuristic new phone that turns into a tablet, the company let reviewers get their hands on the Galaxy Fold devices this week. And soon complaints about broken foldable displays started going around the Web. Several reporters claim their new devices broke after just a few days of use. First, one reviewer said one side of the device's screen had died on Day... »

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users
2019-04-18 13:09 EST by Daniela

Facebook "unintentionally" harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million of its users during the past three years. Since May 2016 Facebook was asking some new users for the password to their email account. If users entered their email password then Facebook used it to access their contact list and upload the contents to its servers without asking for permission. The information grabbed is... »

Apple and Qualcomm settle patent dispute
2019-04-17 17:41 EST by Daniela

Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm have finally settled their years-long legal battle over billions of dollars in royalties and licensing fees. The two companies agreed Tuesday to end all litigation, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, in a settlement that involves Apple paying Qualcomm an undisclosed amount. The companies also came to six-year license agreement, effective April 1, as well... »

Internet Explorer bug affects even those who never use the browser
2019-04-16 16:08 EST by Daniela

Security researcher John Page warns that Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a critical security flaw that allows hackers to spy on you and steal personal data from your PC. You may think that you're not concerned, because you don't use IE. However, the flaw that's been discovered can be exploited even if you never intentionally use Internet Explorer.The exploit revolves around a file format that... »

Amazon to launch a free music streaming service
2019-04-15 17:00 EST by Daniela

According to Billboard, Amazon wants to launch its own free, ad-supported music streaming service in the coming weeks. The alleged service would be made available through the Amazon Echo smart speakers. The service's catalog would allegedly be 'limited,' with Amazon offering record labels payments per stream initially. Ad-supported free music streaming services remain popular with a number of... »


TP-Link Archer A7 Wireless Router
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Archer A7 is a fast 802.11ac router that operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, providing wireless speeds up to 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps).

Simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band while bandwidth intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band – all at the same time.

A USB 2.0 port makes... »

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... »

SmartRG SR516ac Wireless Router
A/VDSL2+ 802.11ac Dual-Band WiFi Router

Inside the SR516ac is a highly-integrated xDSL chipset supporting 5-band VDSL2 with fallback to all legacy ADSL modes.

Advanced 802.11ac Dual-Band WiFi is provided via the integrated 802.11ac 3x3 and 802.11n 2x2 Access Point, delivering a total of 1600Mbps (1300Mbps AC + 300Mbps N).

With the included Gigabit WAN SmartPort, the SR516ac can also be used as an Ethernet WAN gateway for FTTH... »

Motorola MD1600 DSL Wireless Router
AC1600 VDSL2/ADSL2+ WiFi Gigabit Router

The MD1600 combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem with a full-featured AC1600 WiFi Gigabit router to assure high-speed connection to the Internet for all your WiFi and Ethernet devices.

The router delivers Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.

It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN ports for optional connection to computers, HDTVs, tablets, game stations, and other Ethernet-capable devices. A USB 2.0 host... »

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 (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 (36 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 (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... »

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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