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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:
Google announces first-ever SHA1 collision attack
2017-02-24 16:57 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam in collaboration with a team from Google Research have successfully compromised the SHA-1 hash algorithm.The researchers describe this as "the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision". By using roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU for just one of the phases — they produced a collision, effectively breaking the... »

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel
2017-02-23 16:26 EST by Daniela

The Linux team has patched a security flaw in the Linux kernel that can be exploited to gain root-level code execution rights from a low-privileged process.The bug is in the Linux kernel's implementation of Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, or DCCP, and could let a local user gain root privileges and, in conjunction with other flaws, allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the kernel.... »

UPS tests drone deliveries
2017-02-22 12:07 EST by Daniela

United Parcel Service (UPS) has successfully tested package delivery with drone. On Monday, the company used a drone to drop off a package at a home in a Tampa, Fla. suburb. This is not the first time UPS tests such deliveries but this time it used a custom electric van outfitted with a recharging station for the battery-powered drone.The drone was launched from the roof of the truck and... »

Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo
2017-02-21 14:56 EST by Daniela

Verizon Communications Inc. will buy Yahoo! with a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company.The two companies have also agreed to share legal and regulatory liabilities after the two massive data breaches at Yahoo, one estimated to cover around 500 million accounts revealed in September 2016, and another disclosed in December 2016 affecting over 1 billion... »

Google and Microsoft agree to crack down on internet piracy
2017-02-20 15:56 EST by Daniela

Google and Microsoft have agreed to crack down on sites in the UK hosting pirated content that show up on their search engines.The tech giants have inked a voluntary code of practice with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Motion Picture Association. The agreement follows years of campaigning by record labels and film studios, which have accused Google and Microsoft of doing nothing to... »


Asus DSL-N10S_B DSL Wireless Router
Wireless-N150 ECO-WiFi ADSL Router

Compared with generic Wireless-N routers, ASUS ECO-WiFi CPU reduces up to 72% of energy consumption and utility cost.

EZ WPS enables you to set up an encrypted wireless network in 2 steps.

The router provides WiFi speeds of up to 150Mbps. It supports VPN pass-through for IPSec, L2TP and... »

Linksys WRT1900ACS Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with 1.6 GHz CPU

With an advanced 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB of RAM, the WRT1900ACS delivers improvements in wired, wireless, and network storage performance over its predecessor, the WRT1900AC.

At speeds up to N600 + AC1300 Mbps, the WRT1900ACS meets the needs of the most demanding home Wi-Fi networks. Equipped with a four-antenna configuration, the router provides exceptional signal strength and range.... »

Amped Wireless RTA2600-R2 Wireless Router
Athena-R2 High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router

Built with a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor, 16 high power amplifiers, and 4 high gain antennas, the ATHENA-R2 delivers up to 2.53Gbps, making lag and buffering a thing of the past for everyone.

The ATHENA-R2 also features MU-MIMO technology that enables multiple devices to receive data at once, granting uninterrupted streaming for all and up to 4X faster speeds. Get rid of your Wi-Fi dead zones,... »

Tenda AC15 Wireless Router
1900Mbps Smart Dual-band Gigabit WiFi Router

AC15 delivers both 1300Mbps 802.11ac at 5GHz and 600Mbps 802.11n at 2.4 GHz concurrently. Plus the Broadcom dual-core processor, you can enjoy lag-free bandwidth demanding entertainments fully, such as the HD video streaming and online gaming.

The high speed USB 3.0 features data transfer up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 and the built-in printer server makes it easy to print wirelessly.... »

Luma Surround WiFi Mesh Wireless
Home WiFi System

Luma Surround WiFi consists of three Luma routers. They are AC1200 routers with a maximum data rate of 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band, as well as support for Multi-User Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) data streaming.

In just minutes, Luma creates a mesh network to deliver fast WiFi to every room in your home, all on its own. It even recognizes any obstacles... »

Netgear D2200D DSL Wireless Router
802.11n ADSL2+ Gateway

The Netgear D2200D is a single WAN 802.11n ADSL gateway platform that offers operators a highly cost-effective solution with the Netgear quality, reliability, ease-of-use and best-in-class performance they expect.

The D2200D allows end-users to experience fast N300 speeds, consistent and reliable connections and an easy-to-manage network from one-touch set-up, with Push 'N' Connect (WPS),... »


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 (223 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 (27 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 (25 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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