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SpeedGuide.net - Your Broadband Guide
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:
Verizon puts 5 phone numbers on a single handset
2018-11-16 14:28 EST by Daniela

On Friday, November 16, Verizon announced a new service, called "My Numbers." This program allows the user to add up to four numbers to a single device, allowing up to five in total. If the user chooses to add additional lines to their device, they'll get unlimited domestic calling and texting and will have to pay a fee per extra line. All four numbers must be for domestic lines. Users can set... »

The FCC approved SpaceX's plan to launch 7,518 internet satellites
2018-11-15 18:06 EST by Daniela

SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago. SpaceX thus has to deploy half of the newly approved satellites within six years and the remaining satellites within nine years unless it successfully re-applies for a waiver.SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today... »

Google's Project Fi gets an improved VPN service
2018-11-14 17:33 EST by Daniela

Google will extend the Project Fi VPN to all connections so that users benefit from enhanced security and privacy whenever they use data. By default, Fi already uses a VPN service to protect users when they connect to the roughly two million supported Wi-Fi hotspots. Now, Google is expanding this to cellular connections, as well. Google's new enhanced network will also make it possible for faster... »

Google outage pushed traffic through Russia, China and Nigeria
2018-11-13 16:57 EST by Daniela

Google's services went down for an hour yesterday after its IP addresses were routed way from normal paths to Nigeria, China and Russia. Service interruptions ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The incident was first detected and reported by BGPmon, an online service that monitors the routes that internet traffic takes through the smaller internet service provider (ISP) networks that make up the larger... »

Cloudflare launches mobile app for its DNS service
2018-11-12 16:35 EST by Daniela

Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing it to mobile users. The company has released 1.1.1.1 apps for Android and iOS that switch the DNS service on and off with a single button press. The mobile app uses features like VPN support to push your mobile traffic towards the 1.1.1.1 DNS servers and improve speeds. It will also prevent your carrier from tracking... »


Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router

KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak your... »

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... »

Prolink PRC3801 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Designed with 5GHz High-Power radio 400mW, the AC1200 features dual wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with data speeds up to 300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps respectively. The concurrent Dual-Band offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks which you can perform basic daily tasks on the 2.4GHz band, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file... »

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,... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

JCG JHR-AC860M Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Long Range Router

The JHR-AC860M reaches a total of 1900Mbps wireless speed over its 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and 5GHz (1300Mbps) bands.

The router allows you to connect to secure network fast and easy using WPS. Thanks to the built-in USB 2.0 port, the router can act as a printer server.

JHR-AC860M features 6*5dBi fixed antennas. It supports WDS wireless bridge working... »


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 (44 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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