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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:
Samsung could sell 'refurbished' Galaxy Note 7 phones
2017-03-28 13:59 EST by Daniela

Samsung has announced that it will soon start selling the Galaxy Note 7 again in the form of refurbished or rental versions.However, the company didn't specify when or where the Galaxy Note 7 devices would re-emerge."Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due... »

Verizon Teams with SES on Ultra HD Trial
2017-03-27 15:31 EST by Daniela

Verizon today announced that it will collaborate with satellite operator SES S.A. to start testing 4K channels throughout the U.S. As part of the agreement, Verizon will receive and test content from SES's pre-packaged Ultra HD platform.SES will deliver nine 4K channels to Fios users in the trial: Fashion One 4K, Insight, Travelxp 4K, Nature Relaxation, C4K360, 4K Universe, UHD1, SES Demo... »

Amazon makes first public drone delivery in US
2017-03-24 19:25 EST by Daniela

Amazon completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at the invite-only MARS 2017 conference held in Palm Springs, California on Monday. The drone delivered a few bottles of sunscreen to a patch of grass while attendees at the conference were watching.The fully autonomous delivery marks the first time Amazon's drones have flown for the public in... »

Senate votes to repeal broadband privacy rules
2017-03-23 16:52 EST by Daniela

The U.S. Senate has voted to stop a set of internet privacy rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year.According to the rules approved by the FCC in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers such as AT&T and Verizon would need to obtain consumers' permission before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's... »

Google Maps introduces real-time location sharing
2017-03-22 16:26 EST by Daniela

Google has announced a new location sharing feature that allows friends to share their location and ETA inside of Maps.This feature will be available soon across Google Maps on iOS, Android and the web. It has many practical uses. From a business perspective, workers can share their locations with a boss, co-worker, or client to set better expectations of meetings. From a safety perspective,... »

Edimax RG21S Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Home Wi-Fi Roaming Router

RG21S provides AC2600 Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 800Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1733Mbps at 5GHz.

The latest 802.11ac revision "Wave 2" has expanded on the Wi-Fi gigabit speeds with more channel width (80 + 80MHz) and spatial streams (4 x 4 : 4) making it even faster and more capable of offering high performance connectivity.

One of the key technology advancements – MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO)... »

Ubee DDM3513 Cable Modem
Cable Modem

The DDM3513 Cable Modem is a subscriber bridge device providing cable-based Internet access to the home. The DDM3513 provides four upstream and four downstream channels that can be bonded virtually, allowing operators to deliver significant speed increases to subscribers.

The DDM3513 Cable Modem provides a Gigabit Ethernet port with LAN speeds that take advantage of the higher speed tiers... »

eero Eero Mesh Wireless
Mesh Wi-Fi System

Each eero router has two radios — both of which communicate with your devices and sync with other eeros. With TrueMesh, eero supports multiple hops, making it possible to cover a home of any shape or size.

TrueMesh is the core software and mesh routing algorithm that powers eero networks. It's the next generation of wireless mesh technology, custom-built from the ground up to work with... »

TP-Link Archer C1900 Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Archer C1900 AC1900 High Power Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router integrates 4-port
Switch, Firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP.

Powered by 3x3 MIMO technology, the AC1900 delivers wireless transmission speeds of up to 1900Mbps (600Mbps on 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps on 5GHz).

1GHz Dual-core processor ensures no interruption while processing multiple wired or wireless tasks... »

Tenda AC6 Wireless Router
AC1200 Smart Dual-Band WiFi Router

AC6 supports 5th generation Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac. Reaching 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz and 867Mbps over the 5GHz, the AC6 has a total speed up to 1200Mbps. 900MHz CPU from Broadcom offers fast & stable performance.

AC6 is equipped with 4x 5dbi high gain antennaс, which is use multi-oscillator radiation technology.

Beamforming+ technology locks on to your WiFi receiving devices rather than... »

D-Link DAP-1330 Wireless Range Extender
N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender

DAP-1330 is a wireless range extender, which is compatible with virtually all wireless devices and routers and provides wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps.

A Fast Ethernet port allows you to connect a wired device to your Wi-Fi network.

The extender provides WPA2/WPA wireless encryption. A WPS button is also available.

Smart Signal Indicator will help you find the best... »

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 (28 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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