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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:
Bell Labs achieves 10 Gbps over G.fast DSL
2015-04-17 09:55 EST by Daniela

Researchers at Bell Labs have achieved speed of 10 Gbps over copper lines using G.fast technology. This is a breakthrough because G.fast provides speeds of up to 1 Gigabits of data per second (Gbps). In comparison, typical broadband to the home now offers only 10 Mbps.Bell's technology relies on the 2 pairs of twisted copper wires that are used for G.fast. The typical speed of 1 Gbps per two... »

Europe accuses Google of favoring its own services
2015-04-16 09:52 EST by Daniela

The European Union's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has formally accused Google of abusing its position as the leading search engine by favoring its own Shopping service, after a separate five-year investigation. According to the EU Competition Commission, Google is violating European antitrust laws by favoring its search results over those from competitors."If the investigation confirmed our... »

Facebook's free internet.org to include Europe
2015-04-15 10:01 EST by Daniela

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to expand his free internet programme to Europe. He made the announcement during a public Q&A session on Facebook on Tuesday. Internet.org is already available in Brazil and India where it offers the nation's low-income citizens a degree of free internet access."Yes, we want to bring Internet.org [everywhere] where there are people who... »

US police pays Bitcoin ransom for encrypted files
2015-04-14 09:49 EST by Daniela

Computers in several Maine police departments have been infected with a type of virus called Megacode¬†ransomware. It locked up important files and held police records hostage. Initially only machines at the Lincoln County sheriff's office were affected after someone has accidentally downloaded a virus. However, four towns in the County were connected through the intranet computer network to... »

FCC Net Neutrality rules published, lawsuits expected
2015-04-13 09:57 EST by Daniela

The FCC's new net neutrality order has been officially published in the Federal Register. This action starts the clock on the rules' official start date which is 60 days from Monday, April 13 (June 12th).The U.S. Federal Communications Commission adopted the new rules in February with the aim to regulate broadband as a public utility and to prevent broadband providers from selectively blocking or... »


Edimax AR-7288WnA DSL Wireless Router
N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Router

The Edimax AR-7288WnA/B N300 Wireless ADSL Modem Router is an All-in-One device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL modem, a wireless router and a 4-Port 10/100Mbps switch.

Complies with the IEEE 802.11n standard, users will get the Wi-Fi speed up 300Mbps. Implied with 2 5dBi antennas, the AR-7288Wna/B offers wider wireless coverage.

The AR-7288WnA/B supports multiple SSIDs... »

D-Link DWR-830 Mobile Hotspot
42Mbps Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

D-Link's DWR-830 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot 42 Mbps uses your 3G DC-HSPA+ Internet connection to give you a simple and fast Wi-Fi network anywhere you need one.

The DWR-830's small size means you can easily slip it into your pocket or bag and take it with you wherever you go. For when you are on the road, the rechargeable 2380 mAh Li-on battery allows you to stay connected for longer between... »

Ubee DVW326 VoIP Gateway
VoIP Wireless Cable Gateway

The DVW326 delivers increased bandwidth for subscribers' multimedia and high-bandwidth applications (up to 343Mbps downstream, 122Mbps upstream).

The DVW326 provides 8 SSIDs that offer flexibility for the customer's network. MSOs can reserve SSIDs for hotspots, guest access, and other applications.

4 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces provide high speed LAN capability. IPv4 and IPv6 support... »

Netis WF2880 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netis router WF2880, 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, online gaming, Internet calling and HD video streaming.

Also, it features a single USB2.0 port for you to connect a USB storage device... »

Edimax EW-7288APC Wireless Access Point
11AC Add-On Station, AC450 5GHz Access Point/Wi-Fi Bridge

The EW-7288APC is the world's first dedicated 11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi Access Point to extend your exiting 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router with 5GHz Wi-Fi to be dual-band wireless networking.

Design with easy plug and play, zero router setup, EW-7288APC is an easy to use solution to upgrade your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi to be dual-band Wi-Fi and provides your 5GHz ready mobile devices to access online with less... »

Linksys RE6700 Wireless Range Extender
AC1200 Wireless Range Extender

With the AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6700), you can easily expand the range of your existing wireless router. Simply plug the device into a standard wall outlet where you need stronger Internet connectivity - say, an upstairs bedroom or office or another remote area of your home. The RE6700 repeats the signal from the router and redistributes it to reduce wireless dead spots.

Featuring... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (149 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 (201 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 (3 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... »

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... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip

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... »


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... »

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

routerIntroduction 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,... »

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... »

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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