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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:
AT&T starts testing 5G wireless with Intel in Austin
2016-12-07 03:08 EST by Daniela

AT&T conducted this week its first 5G business customer trial at one of Intel's Austin offices. The trial was in cooperation with Ericsson and Intel and aimed to show what 5G technology can do for enterprise customers.The companies are using millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to power the 5G demonstration. It featured streaming 4K HD video, real-time camera feeds and speeds of almost 14... »

Apple confirms interest in self-driving cars
2016-12-06 03:10 EST by Daniela

Speculations of a potential Apple self-driving car have been in the wild for a long time. But a letter sent last month to U.S. transportation officials sheds some light into the company's plans.In the letter, Steve Kenner, director of product integrity at Apple writes that Apple is "excited" about the potential of automated transportation and that the company is "investing heavily" into machine... »

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers
2016-12-05 03:20 EST by Daniela

The FCC considers that Verizon and AT&T sponsored data plans are a threat to net neutrality. The commission is concerned AT&T and Verizon still have a cost advantage over rivals, since they provide the streaming service and own the networks. The services in question are "DirectTV" and "FreeBee Data 360". The commission sent letters to the two companies.The FCC claims that AT&T's sponsored data... »

Nokia brand returns to smartphone market
2016-12-02 03:23 EST by Daniela

Nokia will reportedly return on the stage of the smartphones in early 2017 with a range of new feature Android smartphones. This happens after some former managers of the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn.The new phones will be manufactured by Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile. A Finnish startup HMD will... »

Netflix adds offline viewing
2016-12-01 03:19 EST by Daniela

The streaming giant Netflix already allows its users to download films and TV shows in advance to watch them without an internet connection.The option is available on iOS and Android devices. It works with all Netflix plans. Users need to update their Netflix app to the latest version, which launched yesterday. Downloadable content can be found via the new "Available for Download" category... »

ZyXEL VMG4381 DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N VDSL2 Bonding Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway

ZyXEL's VMG4381 gateway provides the latest in VDSL2 bonding with vectoring up to profile 17a. Bonding potentially doubles bandwidth over a single copper line and vectoring decreases crosstalk to further increase bandwidth enabling rich multimedia experiences at longer subscriber distances.

The VMG4381 offers reliability and deployment flexibility with VDSL2 and ADSL2+ fallback as well as... »

Ubee EVW327 VoIP Gateway
AC1600 Wireless Cable VoIP Gateway

EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable 2.0 compliant, the EVW327 integrates 4 products into a single device: a cable modem, a residential gateway with a built-in 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch, an 802.11ac dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi access point, and a 2-line multimedia terminal adapter for telephony.

The new RF front-end supports digitization of the entire 1 GHz cable spectrum.

Dual band... »

Sagemcom F@st 4350 DSL Wireless Router
802.11n ADSL/VDSL Router

Sagemcom F@st 4350 provides one WAN port for FTTH, an RJ-11 jack for VDSL connection, four GigE LAN ports, 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) wireless LAN for connectivity and 2 USB ports.

The two USB ports allow for connecting printers and storage devices to the router.

A WPS button allows for easy wireless connection with other WPS enabled devices.

The device is also used by Bell Canada, and known... »

Tenda D305 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps ADSL2+ Router

The D305 supports interchangeable LAN/WAN ports to schedule the Ethernet port to function either as a LAN or a WAN port.

It also provides wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps. The auto - detecting link type and PVC make you set up the modem router quickly and easily.

More advanced features, like Parental Control, USB Storage Service, Bandwidth Control, Interface Grouping, IPTV,... »

TP-Link TD-VG5612 VoIP Gateway
300Mbps Wireless N VoIP VDSL/ADSL Router

The TD-VG5612 supports VDSL2 technology and backward compatible with ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL, featuring high broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps. It provides you stable fast Wi-Fi and wired connections, ideal for online chatting, media streaming and Internet gaming.

The integrated router TD-VG5612 not only supports DSL connection, but also supports Ethernet WAN connection with the LAN/WAN port. The... »

Edimax BR-6428nS V4 Wireless Router
N300 Wi-Fi Router, Access Point, Range Extender, Wi-Fi Bridge & WISP

The BR-6428nS V4 is a 300Mbps high-speed 5-in1 multi-function Wi-Fi solution which supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards and provides improved coverage with high-gain antennas.

Operating as a router, access point, range extender, Wi-Fi Bridge or WISP, the BR-6428nS V4's flexibility meets the demands of most networking applications.

Multi-SSID enables users to configure up to five separate... »

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 (220 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 (24 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 (24 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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