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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:
Trump's Facebook ban upheld by oversight board
2021-05-05 16:56 EST by Daniela

Facebook Inc's oversight board has decided to uphold former US president Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from Facebook for violating terms of service, the social media giant announced on Wednesday.Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump's accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, saying he used his account to "incite violent insurrection." Other social... »

Microsoft is fully removing Flash from Windows 10 in July
2021-05-04 17:56 EST by Daniela

Roughly two months from now, Microsoft will completely eliminate Flash Player from its Windows 10 operating system, applying the final nail in the coffin to the often-maligned software. The media player will be removed as part of July's mandatory Patch Tuesday update.You may remember Microsoft attempted to remove the Flash Player from Windows 10 in October 2020, but ultimately failed to do so.... »

Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL as part of $5 billion deal
2021-05-03 17:59 EST by Daniela

Verizon has sold its AOL and Yahoo properties to Apollo Global Management in a deal said to be worth $5 billion, about half of the nearly $9 billion Verizon originally paid for the pair. Verizon bought AOL in 2015 for $4.4 billion, and Yahoo for $4.5 billion in 2017. Both deals added up to a media experiment that challenged Verizon with revitalizing two struggling yet iconic brands. Verizon will... »

FCC to begin $50 broadband subsidy program May 12
2021-04-30 14:59 EST by Daniela

Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic who need assistance paying their broadband bills will soon get some help. The $50 a month broadband subsidy promised as part of the coronavirus relief package Congress passed in December will be made available to low-income individuals starting May 12. The Federal Communications Commission confirmed that it will be the one administering the new... »

Vivaldi browser can now block annoying cookie dialogs
2021-04-29 18:45 EST by Daniela

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation came into effect in the European Union in 2018, website owners were forced to display a banner on their sites to ask for consent to store cookies, when a user made their first visit. While the cookie consent system is an excellent privacy improvement, seeing and interacting with the banner on every single site you visit can be a tiring... »


Xiaomi Mi AX1800 Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual Band Wireless Router

Quad-core 64-bit A53 1.2 GHz CPU+ single-core 1.5 GHz NPU module, 130% more computing power, CPU utilization less than 10% with 128 connected devices, better data processing, say goodbye to dropping connections and freezing.

Up to 52% faster wireless speeds than mainstream AC1200 routers, and up to 1775Mbps dual-band concurrent wireless speeds with full Gigabit Ethernet ports, making full use... »

eero eero Pro 6 Mesh Wireless
AX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh Router

The Eero Pro 6 is a tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 router with two Ethernet ports and the built-in Zigbee smart home hub. A single unit covers up to 2,000 square feet and has enough bandwidth to deliver high speeds to over 75+ connected devices.

eero Pro 6 features a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, making it easy to connect compatible devices with Alexa. So you can control certain lights, locks, plugs,... »

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... »

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... »

TP-Link Archer AX21 Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Beamforming technology, high-power Front-End Module, and four high-gain antennas combine to adapt Wi-Fi coverage to perfectly fit your home and concentrate signal strength towards your devices.

Enjoy smooth streaming, downloading, and gaming all without buffering with Wi-Fi speeds of 1.8 Gbps (5GHz: 1201Mbps + 2.4GHz: 574Mbps).

Easily handle dozens of devices streaming and gaming at the... »

Linksys E7350 Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router

The Linksys E7350 WiFi 6 router covers up to 1,500 square feet and handles up to 20+ devices at speeds up to 1.8 Gbps (1200 + 600 Mbps). WiFi 6 technology gives you faster speeds and increased ranges for more devices.

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... »


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... »


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