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"Some of the best Broadband tweaks and Speed patches on the Net"
The site focuses on system performance, with areas including Broadband Internet connections, Windows, Overclocking, all targeted towards a technically aware audience. A large section of SG is dedicated to 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:
Dish reportedly launching internet TV service this summer
2014.04.23 09:22 EST by Daniela

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, is looking to debut internet TV service this summer. Sources familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg that Dish has been in Internet-TV talks with Comcast's NBCUniversal, A&E Television Networks, Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting, and CBS. At least two of the four major broadcast...

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AT&T to take gigabit broadband to 21 new metro areas
2014.04.22 10:08 EST by Daniela

In an attempt to compete with Google's fiber service, AT&T today said it will expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. Following its initial rollout in Austin and Dallas, Texas, and Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C., the company is now eyeing areas in Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago,...

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Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away
2014.04.21 14:15 EST by Daniela

A team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently demonstrated a new option for wireless charging: two nine-foot-long boxes packed with coils that can deliver power to up to 15 feet away with a magnetic field. One of the boxes generates a magnetic field, while the other induces the voltage. They call the set up a Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS). The team debuted...

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Android trojan app targets Facebook users
2014.04.18 16:20 EST by Daniela

A new threat to the Android platform has been discovered that targets Facebook users who regularly use mobile banking. The iBanking Android malware is a mobile banking Trojan app that disguises itself as a legitimate security app. This latest way of infecting Android phones uses a method known as Webinjects and have long been used by computer Trojans to display rogue Web forms on online banking...

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AT&T threatens to boycott a critical airwave auction
2014.04.17 10:05 EST by Daniela

AT&T has warned it may have no choice but to pull out of a major government auction of the airwaves if the Federal Communications Commission doesn't change some of the rules. The airwaves in the 600MHz band are set to be auctioned next year, and the FCC seems to plan putting restrictions on the biggest carriers. The restrictions could limit the amount of money the auction takes in but help...

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Tech Talk around the Web
 
The FCC's proposed new net neutrality rules may let ISPs run amuck - TechRadar UK
Covering the business that Steve Jobs built - Fortune
Google Street View Offers Time Travel - InformationWeek
Apple TV has sold 20 million units - Fudzilla
We Heart It turns off Twitter sharing following spam - PCWorld
Skylanders Trap Team launch breathes new fire into toys-to-life games - Metro

TRENDnet TEW-810DR Wireless Router
AC750 Dual Band Wireless Router

TRENDnet TEW-810DR Designed to handle multiple HD streams in a busy connected home, TRENDnet's AC750 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-810DR, creates two concurrent wireless networks—a high speed 433Mbps Wireless AC network and a 300Mbps Wireless N network to connect common wireless devices.

Securely connect to the router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button. WMM (QoS) is also...

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D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless Range Extender
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

D-Link DAP-1650 The D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender enables you to create a fast home network that extends your broadband Internet connection to all of your computers and mobile devices.

Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac brings you the future of high-bandwidth wireless connectivity allowing you to stream HD video, make Internet calls, and surf the Internet from every corner of...

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Aruba Networks AP-135 Wireless Access Point
450Mbps Wireless Access Point

Aruba Networks AP-135 This 802.11n AP delivers wireless data rates up to 450Mbps per radio and employ three spatial streams to support 50% more throughput and mobile devices than previous-generation APs.

The AP-135 and IAP-135 APs feature a 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio, each with 3×3 MIMO and three integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas. The AP-134 and IAP-134 models feature the same radios with three (combined,...

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Netis WF2471 Wireless Router
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router

Netis WF2471 Equipped with 2 external 5dBi antennas serving 2.4GHz band and 2 external 5dBi antennas serving 5GHz band, Netis WF2471 ensures a wide range across a greater distance.

This device supports AP, WDS, AP+WDS, Client, Repeater modes, providing various wireless solutions.

Besides the wired connection for WAN, the WF2471 also supports Wireless Access to connect the WISP (Wireless Internet Service...

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Netis WF2419 Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N Router

Netis WF2419 Netis WF2419 300Mbps Wireless N Router is a combined wired and wireless device for SOHO network applications.

It's compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides wireless transfer speed up to 300Mbps.

Bundled with two external 5dBi antennas, it builds up broad wireless coverage and allows you to enjoy wireless freedom anywhere around your home. With the Setup CD and WPS button, it can...

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Asus RT-AC68R Wireless Router
Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68R The ASUS RT-AC68R provides combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900 Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac at 5 GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom TurboQAM technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450Mbps to 600Mbps with compatible devices.

The RT-AC68R also features dual USB ports for file, printers and 3G/4G modems sharing and a USB 3.0 port for up to ten times...

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Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (145 comments)

Windows 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...

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How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (92 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...

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How to set a Wireless Router as an Access Point
by Philip (167 comments)

I'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...

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Windows Vista tcpip.sys connection limit patch for Event ID 4226
by Philip (18 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...

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SSD Speed Tweaks
by Philip (7 comments)

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have a great potential to speed up your system, and they're becoming mainstream with prices dropping and the technology maturing. SSDs are faster, have no moving parts, use less power, are quieter, less succeptible to physical shock, with lower access time and latency than traditional mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs). However, SSDs use memory chips to store data, which makes them quite different than traditional mechanical drives and most current...

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The TCP Window, Latency, and the Bandwidth Delay product
by Philip (8 comments)

This article is intended as a primer on some TCP/IP networking concepts and factors that determine an optimal TCP Receive Window.   The TCP Window  The TCP Window is the amount of outstanding data (unacknowledged by the recepient) that can remain in the network. After sending that amount of data, the sender stops and waits for acknowledgement back from the receiver that it has gotten some of it. As such, this value is probably the single most important...

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Acer TravelMate 292 XC Laptop
by terrancelam (4 comments)

Introduction The Travel Mate 292XC is a part of the 290 Series laptops from Acer. There is a large range of models within the 290 series with different specifications, some Centrino based, and others just Pentium M. This particular model being reviewed, the LX-T3505.455, is a Celeron M 330 processor version and it is a very well priced for its specifications. This model was purchased for about $599.99 CAD and has the following specs: Processor: Intel Celeron M 330 Processor...

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D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router
by Dave Upton (Massa) (38 comments)

Introduction D-Link was founded in 1986, and since then has catered to both consumer and SOHO users. D-Link is already a well known name in the home networking market, however in the past D-Link products have been considered inferior to those of their competitors such as Linksys (Cisco) and Netgear (Bay Networks). Recently this stigma has begun to disappear with D-Link taking a large portion of the home and SOHO markets. The D-Link DI-524 is one of the company's new series of Wireless-G routers,...

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Compex NetPassage 26G Wireless Gateway
by Philip

Introduction Compex is an established, yet forward-thinking company in the networking, wireless and telecommunications industry. The company was founded in 1987 and focuses on designing, development and manufacturing a complete line of networking products for the home, SOHO, broadband, and WLAN market needs. The NetPassage 26G is a notable addition to the wireless wave of broadband routers that is sweeping the current home/SOHO market. It comes with a...

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Netgear RP614 Review
by Jason (Qwijib0) Katterhenry (17 comments)

Netgear is well known in the networking market.  Originally a consumer-oriented subsidiary of Bay Networks, they have since been spun off to become their own company.  Some of the first consumer routers came out of Netgear, and they have been a major player in the home networking scene.  Their latest line of products sports a new sleek look, a major change of the square purple boxes for which they were known.  Personally, I was a fan of the old box, but then again, not everybody wants a...

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