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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:
FCC flooded with net neutrality complaints
2015-07-31 10:25 EST by Daniela

It's been only a month since the new net-neutrality rules have been in effect, and the FCC has received roughly 2,000 complaints from consumers against Comcast, AT&T, and other Internet service providers.Consumers can file the complaints through the FCC's website under the menu "Open Internet/Net Neutrality." The FCC forwards the complaints to ISPs, and they are required to respond to the... »

Facebook's internet-beaming drone is ready for testing
2015-07-30 17:17 EST by Daniela

Facebook today introduced Aquila, a unmanned, 140-foot, solar-powered plane that will bring basic internet access to the developing world. An actual version of the plane was built in the United Kingdom and Facebook plans to test it, probably somewhere in the United States, later this year.Each 1,000 lb. plane would spend three months aloft providing broadband-level Internet for people in a... »

Intel, Micron reveal 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than modern storage
2015-07-29 09:52 EST by Daniela

Intel and Micron have announced a new breakthrough in the world of memory chips. They have built a 3D architecture called 3D XPoint memory that's up to 1,000-times faster than existing NAND technology.The innovation forms a new memory tier between DRAM and NAND. It is a radical resistive-RAM technology that is bit-addressable and non-volatile. That means software can access it far more easily... »

Android phones can be hacked with a MMS
2015-07-28 10:18 EST by Daniela

A security researcher has warned that the vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS). about 95 percent of Android devices worldwide are vulnerable. The only thing a hacker needs to compromise a handset is his phone number.Joshua Drake from mobile security firm Zimperium has developed an exploit for the bug, named "Stagefright" after... »

US Census Bureau hacked by "Anonymous" hackers
2015-07-27 10:24 EST by Daniela

Hackers linked to the group Anonymous have showed off that they have successfully hacked the United States Census Bureau. They have obtained sensitive data from 4,200 Census Bureau workers. The leak came from a database belonging to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, which collects audit reports from government agencies and other organizations spending federal grants."Earlier this week, the Census... »


ZyXEL AMG1312-T10B DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-port Gateway with USB

The ZyXEL AMG1312-T10B Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-port Gateway with USB features 802.11n technology to achieve data rates of up to 300 Mbps to provide stable, reliable wireless connections for high-speed data and multimedia delivery.

The AMG1312-T10B is capable of eliminating dead zones and extends coverage, and it's also backward compatible with any IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi certified device. The... »

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 WRT1200AC Wireless Router
1200Mbps Wireless AC Router

With Wireless AC technology and an 1.3 Ghz dual-core CPU, the Linksys WRT1200AC Wireless AC Router delivers strong, speedy Wi-Fi coverage for your home. It can reach up to 1200Mbps wireless speed (867Mbps AC + 300Mbps N).

And for advanced users who want to customize their firmware, the WRT1200AC stays true to its lineage by offering an OpenWRT compatible firmware with open source-ready... »

Comtrend WAP-5836 Wireless Range Extender
5GHz Wireless-N Range Extender

Comtrend's WAP-5836 is a versatile 5GHz Wireless N Extender. Combining industry standard 802.11n wireless with advanced Implicit Beam Forming technology, the WAP-5836 reliably delivers multimedia in the most challenging environments.

Connecting set-top-boxes, media players, and game consoles (up to 8 devices per AP) throughout a home is accomplished effortlessly and securely with the... »

Netgear CM400 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The Netgear CM400 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 340Mbps. It is CableLabs certified and with DOCSIS 3.0 is 8x faster than 2.0. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster access and downloads.

The cable modem supports IPv4 and IPv6 address assignment by cable Internet providers.

Compatible with U.S. cable Internet providers like... »

TP-Link Archer C9 Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Archer C9 comes with the next generation 11ac Wi-Fi standard, offering total data transfer speeds up to 1.9Gbps. With 1.3Gbps over the clearer 5GHz frequency, and 600Mbps using two wireless chips to maximize performance over the 2.4GHz frequency, your whole home will get excellent wireless coverage.

1GHz dual-core CPU function as a great 'heart' for fast, stable and responsive performance... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (150 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 (5 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 connection limit,... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (4 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... »


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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