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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:
Google announces first-ever SHA1 collision attack
2017-02-24 16:57 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam in collaboration with a team from Google Research have successfully compromised the SHA-1 hash algorithm.The researchers describe this as "the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision". By using roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU for just one of the phases — they produced a collision, effectively breaking the... »

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel
2017-02-23 16:26 EST by Daniela

The Linux team has patched a security flaw in the Linux kernel that can be exploited to gain root-level code execution rights from a low-privileged process.The bug is in the Linux kernel's implementation of Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, or DCCP, and could let a local user gain root privileges and, in conjunction with other flaws, allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the kernel.... »

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... »


Netgear C7100V Cable Gateway
Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Router with VoIP

The C7100V is CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 three-in-one high-speed cable modem + AC1900 WiFi router + XFINITY Voice. 24x8 Channel Bonding technology enables faster cable Internet speeds.

This cable router gives you high-speed Internet connection with combined speeds of up to 1.9Gbps with AC19000 WiFi. Simultaneous dual band - reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices.

It... »

Netgear R9000 Wireless Router
Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router

Nighthawk X10 with 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi technology delivers smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads.

The Nighthawk X10 supports Plex Media Server with transcoding for smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices.

With the 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps (4600+1733+800 Mbps).

MU-MIMO... »

Netgear D2200D DSL Wireless Router
802.11n ADSL2+ Gateway

The Netgear D2200D is a single WAN 802.11n ADSL gateway platform that offers operators a highly cost-effective solution with the Netgear quality, reliability, ease-of-use and best-in-class performance they expect.

The D2200D allows end-users to experience fast N300 speeds, consistent and reliable connections and an easy-to-manage network from one-touch set-up, with Push 'N' Connect (WPS),... »

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... »

Arris GA2305 DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Dual Play Broadband Gateway

Pace's GA2305 is an entry-level ADSL2+ Gateway, targeted for high-speed Internet services and dual-play (data and IPTV). It is designed as a flexible platform, which can host a range of applications and services.

The built-in IEEE 802.11n wireless interface provides coverage and high performance for the whole home. Four fast Ethernet interfaces are provided to connect PCs, set-top boxes and... »

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,... »


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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