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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:
UPS tests drone deliveries
2017-02-22 12:07 EST by Daniela

United Parcel Service (UPS) has successfully tested package delivery with drone. On Monday, the company used a drone to drop off a package at a home in a Tampa, Fla. suburb. This is not the first time UPS tests such deliveries but this time it used a custom electric van outfitted with a recharging station for the battery-powered drone.The drone was launched from the roof of the truck and... »

Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo
2017-02-21 14:56 EST by Daniela

Verizon Communications Inc. will buy Yahoo! with a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company.The two companies have also agreed to share legal and regulatory liabilities after the two massive data breaches at Yahoo, one estimated to cover around 500 million accounts revealed in September 2016, and another disclosed in December 2016 affecting over 1 billion... »

Google and Microsoft agree to crack down on internet piracy
2017-02-20 15:56 EST by Daniela

Google and Microsoft have agreed to crack down on sites in the UK hosting pirated content that show up on their search engines.The tech giants have inked a voluntary code of practice with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Motion Picture Association. The agreement follows years of campaigning by record labels and film studios, which have accused Google and Microsoft of doing nothing to... »

AT&T joins others in offering unlimited data plan
2017-02-17 17:10 EST by Daniela

Following in the footsteps of its competitors Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, AT&T also starts offering new unlimitted data plans today. "We're offering unlimited entertainment on the nation's best data network where and when you want to enjoy more of what you love," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer of the AT&T Entertainment Group in a statement. The new plans will be available for... »

Yahoo warns users of account breaches related to recent attacks
2017-02-16 16:25 EST by Daniela

Yahoo has admitted yet another hacking incident. The company is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. This is related to a third data breach that the company disclosed in December 2016. A warning sent to some Yahoo users Wednesday read: "Based on the ongoing investigation, we believe a forged cookie may have been used in 2015 or 2016 to access... »


TP-Link Archer C1200 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Archer C1200 provides a total of 1200Mbps wireless speeds (300Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867Mbps on 5GHz).

With four built-in gigabit Ethernet ports, the Archer C1200 can provide fast, stable connections to all of your favorite wired devices, including game consoles, smart TVs, DVRs, and more.

With the two USB 2.0 ports, you can share printers, files, and media with numerous devices on your local... »

Netgear CM700 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps.

It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 modem that is capable of speeds up to 32 times faster than 2.0 devices. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster access and downloads as well.

32 downstream & 8 upstream channels provide efficient and reliable Internet access. This... »

Linksys RE6300 Wireless Range Extender
AC750 Boost Wi-Fi Range Extender

The RE6300 features data transfer speeds up to N300 + AC433 Mbps and can also focus the Wi-Fi signal directly to your connected devices for optimal performance, thanks to Beamforming Technology.

Crossband Technology maximizes the simultaneous use of both bands for high-speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming.

Connect a wired device such as a gaming console, Blu-ray... »

TP-Link Archer C59 Wireless Router
AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router

The Archer C59 provides your entire home with simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi connections. The strong and stable 2.4GHz wireless band with 450Mbps Wi-Fi speed is perfect for sending emails, browsing the web or listening to music.

Meanwhile, the 5GHz wireless band provides up to 867Mbps Wi-Fi speed for latency-sensitive entertainment so you can stream HD video, play online games and hold video... »

Tenda FH1202 Wireless Router
High Power Wireless AC1200 Dual-band Router

The FH1202 with simultaneous dual band WiFi technology offers speeds up to 300+867Mbps and avoids interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

It is equipped with high powered amplifiers, 5x5 dBi external antennas to provide extreme Wi-Fi coverage and penetration.

Next Generation WiFi technology offers six times more power efficiency than conventional wireless N... »

Tenda FH456 Wireless Router
802.11n High-Power WiFi Router

4x5dBi high-performance omni-directional external antennas and amplifier technology ensure fast, stable and wide range WiFi signal up to 300Mbps and whole-home coverage for your ultimate surfing fun.

With QoS (Quality of Service), you can allot bandwidth to different tasks for ensuring everyone's surfing need.

The considerate timer management realizes turn on/off your router... »


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 (27 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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