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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:
Netgear releases Nighthawk X10 802.11AC + AD router
2016-10-21 03:20 EST by Daniela

Netgear introduced the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router, suitable for media streaming and instant backup. The Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router combines a 1.7GHz Quad Core processor and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, providing combined wireless speeds up to 7.2Gbps. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz... »

T-Mobile to pay $48M over misleading 'unlimited' data plans
2016-10-20 02:16 EST by Daniela

T-Mobile will pay $48 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission for misleading customers about its "unlimited" data plan.The Federal Communications Commission found that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of the heaviest data users during periods of network congestion. However, the company didn't adequately inform the customers about the practice.According to the... »

Qualcomm announces the world's first 5G modem
2016-10-19 03:25 EST by Daniela

Qualcomm has announced that it is working on its very first phone-ready 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50 5G. The chip is expected to be available for testing next year and to start selling in mobile devices in the first half of 2018.The X50 will offer download speeds as high as 5Gbps (bits per second), where networks support them. That is roughly 100 times faster than peak speeds claimed by most... »

AT&T to offer cracked screen repair to insured customers
2016-10-18 03:19 EST by Daniela

AT&T has announced a new device repair service, called AT&T Device Protection. In collaboration with insurance provider Asurion, the company will offer a new cracked screen replacement for insured devices for $89. Eligible devices are those, insured with the Mobile Insurance, Mobile Protection Pack, Mobile Protection Pack for Business and Multi-Device Protection Pack programs. Not all phone... »

Google to launch dedicated search results for mobile
2016-10-17 03:15 EST by Daniela

In order to respond to the growing number of mobile users, Google will start indexing search results for mobile separately to the desktop, and the mobile version will be its primary index. It will be more updated than the desktop index. The company is already prioritizing mobile-friendly sites in search results, it's done work in voice recognition, launched the AMP project for fast loading mobile... »

Ubee DVW32CB VoIP Gateway
AC1750 Wireless cable VoIP Gateway

The DVW32CB Advanced Wireless Voice Gateway blends high-speed LAN capabilities with the convenience of wireless networking, and analog telephony in one device.

The DVW32CB delivers increased bandwidth for subscribers' multimedia and high-bandwidth applications. 16 downstream and 4 upstream channels provide speeds of up to 686 Mbps downstream and 122 Mbps upstream.

The DVW32CB offers two... »

Asus RT-AC1200G+ Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Router

Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps, respectively, RT-AC1200G+ has a total speed of up to 1167 Mbps.

Multi-purpose USB 2.0 port allows printer, hard drive and 3G/4G sharing; while ASUS AiCloud support allows you to access, share, and stream files from your home PC to any internet-connected device.

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless... »

Linksys EA6200 Wireless Router
AC900 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router

Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4 + 5 GHz) delivers a stronger connection at a wider range than single band.

Beamforming Technology optimizes performance and reduces interference by focusing wireless signal to connected devices.

Share files and add external storage across your network with the USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 offers enhanced speeds over 2.0.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports allow transfering data... »

D-Link DIR-869 Wireless Router
EXO AC1750 Wi Fi Router

DIR-869 provides gigabit wireless connectivity of up to 1750 Mbps (Up to 1300 Mbps 5 GHz Wireless AC + up to 450 Mbps 2.4 GHz Wireless N) allowing you to create a fast home network that connects all of your computers and devices.

Intelligent QoS tracks the type of network traffic (media streaming, web surfing, online gaming) and decide which application deserves higher priority.

Antennas... »

Sagemcom F@st 2864 DSL Wireless Router
VDSL Wireless Router

Sagemcom F@st 2864 provides one WAN port for FTTH, an RJ-11 jack for VDSL connection, four GigE LAN ports, an HPNA connector, 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN for connectivity and 2 USB ports.

It supports wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps. WMM (QoS) prioritizes the traffic over the network. A WPS button allows for easy connection to other WPS enabled devices.

The device is used by Bell Canada and... »

Eminent EM4500 DSL Wireless Router
AC750 Dual Band Gigabit Router

The EM4500 is a Concurrent Dual Band AC750 Router. This means that you can use both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz frequency at the same time.

The Eminent EM4500 Concurrent Dual Band AC Router has many additional features like firewall protection and VPN.

Expand your wireless signal by using the WDS or wireless bridge features. The fast processor with Traffic Control makes sure your Internet... »

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 (218 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 (23 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 (22 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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