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We cover Broadband Internet connections, network security 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:
China tightens up rules for search engines
2016-06-27 03:01 EST by Daniela

China plans to introduce new regulations for the nation's search engines and the results they display to internet users. Search service providers, like Baidu will be asked to improve censorship and reject illegal content.Starting on August 1, search engines operating within the country will be prohibited from providing banned information in various formats including links, summaries, cached... »

Google Fiber to acquire gigabit internet provider Webpass
2016-06-24 02:20 EST by Daniela

Google plans to acquire the San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass and to quickly increase its urban coverage and offer customers a combination of fiber and wireless delivery of high-speed Internet. Founded 13 years ago, Webpass uses point-to-point wireless to deliver high-speed broadband to apartment buildings and businesses. The company offers business connections from 10 to... »

'Godless' malware attacks Android devices
2016-06-23 02:56 EST by Daniela

A new Android malware has been discovered by Trend Micro. Called Godless, it tries to root the OS of a device and thencan secretly install unwanted programs, like spyware for example.The malware targets devices running Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and earlier, which accounts for more than 90 percent of Android devices. The majority of the affected devices are in India and in other southeast Asian... »

The FCC is moving forward on 5G
2016-06-21 16:11 EST by Daniela

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to open up high-frequency spectrum for 5G mobile services in an effort to speed up the process of adopting the new technology. On Thursday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will circulate a proposal to kick off 5G wireless proceedings. The FCC will vote on the issue on 14 July."If the Commission approves my proposal next month, the United States will be... »

"KiloCore" is the world's first microchip with 1000 processors
2016-06-21 03:19 EST by Daniela

Scientists at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), have developed the world's first microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors. Called 'KiloCore', the chip is the fastest ever designed by any university and is capable of processing up to 1.78 trillion instructions every second.The independence of the cores makes the KiloCore chip a multiple instruction, multiple... »

Belkin F9K1123 Wireless Router
AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi AC+ Router

Belkin's F9K1123 provides up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867Mbps (5GHz) wireless speed.

Belkin's proprietary Intellistream QoS (Quality of Service) automatically prioritizes video and gaming. Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology provides maximum coverage virtually anywhere in the home. Parental control blocks unsafe and inappropriate content automatically for all the devices on your... »

Linksys EA2750 Wireless Router
N600 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router

Offering wireless speeds of up to N300 + N300 Mbps and simultaneous dual band, the EA2750 provides high-bandwidth Wi-Fi speeds with reduced interference so you can get the most out of your wireless network.

With Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software, you can access and control your home network at any time, wherever you are. Two adjustable antennas ensure optimal coverage and maximum signal strength... »

Tenda D305 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps ADSL2+ Router

The D305 supports interchangeable LAN/WAN ports to schedule the Ethernet port to function either as a LAN or a WAN port.

It also provides wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps. The auto - detecting link type and PVC make you set up the modem router quickly and easily.

More advanced features, like Parental Control, USB Storage Service, Bandwidth Control, Interface Grouping, IPTV,... »

Netgear EX7300 Wireless Range Extender
AC2200 Nighthawk X4 WiFi Range Extender

Extend any router's existing WiFi with the Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender, delivering speeds up to 2.2Gbps (450Mbps N + 1733Mbps AC). It increases coverage up to 10,000 sq. ft.

MU-MIMO lets you stream to multiple devices for faster speeds than traditional WiFi, while FastLane technology improves performance using both WiFi bands. High-power amplifiers and internal antenna array... »

Tenda NH326 Wireless Router
300Mbps Wall-Penetrating Wireless Router

Tenda NH326 adopts 11N technology with wireless rate up to 300Mbps. It doubles wall penetrating ability. 3*5dbi high gain omni-directional antennas ensure stable WiFi with WiFi coverage up to 300m.

The router supports advanced wireless encryption mechanism like WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2.

IP-based broadband control allows you to distribute bandwidth to specific PCs.

WiFi is enabled... »

Eminent EM4596 Wireless Access Point
AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Repeater and Access Point

The EM4596 increases the wireless network coverage for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band. The Crossband technology ensures together with the four 3dBi antennas for the optimum data throughput and network speed: 300+900Mbps.

The EM4596 has a special WiFi signal indicator which helps you to find the best location for the repeater.

The EM4596 can also be used as a wireless bridge for a wired... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (152 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 (216 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 (17 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 (19 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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