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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:
500 million Yahoo accounts breached
2016-09-23 02:59 EST by Daniela

Yahoo has confirmed that the account information of least 500 million users was stolen by hackers in 2014. The company believes that this was a state-sponsored attack. "The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers,"... »

Microsoft removes "Get Windows 10" prompts
2016-09-22 02:45 EST by Daniela

If you are one of the many users annoyed by Microsoft's "Windows 10 Free Upgrade" prompts, you can now get rid of them. Microsoft has released a free OS upgrade that "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade." You may need to restart your computer after installing the upgrade.Windows 10, launched in 2015, is the latest release of Microsoft's desktop... »

AT&T to Test Broadband Over Power Lines
2016-09-21 11:34 EST by Daniela

AT&T has announced its AirGig project, which uses power lines to guide high-speed wireless data signals over long distances, upgrading electrical infrastructure to double as Internet infrastructure.AirGig involves mounting small plastic antennas on power lines so that they can draw power from them wirelessly and shoot wireless signals through the air. Those signals don't travel inside the cables... »

Comcast to launch mobile service in 2017
2016-09-20 14:06 EST by Daniela

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts has announced that the company plans to launch its own wireless service by the middle of next year. It will be similar to Google's Project Fi and will use a combination of Comcast's deployed WiFi hotspots and Verizon's 4G LTE network. Comcast will rely first and foremost on its network of public Wi-Fi hotspots, which currently number around 15 million... »

Mozilla to Fix Critical Certificate Pinning Issue
2016-09-19 12:36 EST by Daniela

Mozilla is expected to release tomorrow a Firefox update that fixes a cross-platform, malicious code-execution vulnerability, which could be used in man-in-the-middle attacks. The Tor Browser, which is also based on a version of Firefox, fixed this issue Friday with the release of version 6.0.5. "Due to flaws in the process we used to update 'Preloaded Public Key Pinning' in our releases, the... »

Belkin F9K1124 Wireless Router
AC1900 Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router

The AC1900 uses two Wi-Fi bands simultaneously: a 5 GHz media band ideal for video streaming, gaming, and ultra-fast media sharing and a 2.4 GHz standard band for activities like emailing, web surfing, and wireless printing. Using Wireless-AC technology, these dual bands deliver combined speeds up to 1900Mbps (600 Mbps + 1.3Gbps).

The AC1900 ensures you get the strongest signal for streaming... »

Linksys CM3024 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

24x8 channel-bonding technology allows you to get the most out of your existing cable broadband connection.

Certified for DOCSIS 3.0, the CM3024 enables high-bandwidth transfer rates over your existing cable lines with speeds of up to 960 Mbps from your cable broadband connection.

The CM3024 features the Intel Puma 6 chipset to achieve high-speed downstream and upstream... »

TP-Link Archer D50 DSL Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band ADSL2+ Router

Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands provide speeds of up to 300Mbps and 867Mbps, respectively. The two dual band external antennas expand the router's range and enhance its performance.

The Archer D50 supports ADSL and Ethernet WAN inputs, providing you with the flexibility you need to get the most from your Internet connection. The ADSL port supports ADSL connections via any standard phone... »

ZyXEL LTE3311 VoIP Gateway
LTE Indoor VoIP Router

The LTE3311 — implements the latest mobile broadband technology — to deliver the best possible data rates of up to 150/50 Mbps (DL/UL). With bridge and router modes embedded, the LTE3301 is adaptive to all kinds of devices/gateways for seamless integration with your CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) on-hand in a simple yet complete way to meet your needs.

The LTE3311 supports single- (LTE)... »

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... »

ZyXEL VMG3925 DSL Wireless Router
AC1600 VDSL2 Combo Gateway

ZyXEL's VMG3925 AC1600 VDSL2 Combo Gateway provides the latest in VDSL2 performance with vectoring up to profile 17a. Vectoring decreases crosstalk for increased bandwidth enabling rich multimedia experiences at longer subscriber distances.

It offers reliability and deployment flexibility with VDSL2 and ADSL2+ fallback as well as PTM/ATM mode support, with full auto-detection selecting the... »

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 (22 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 (21 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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