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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:
AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner
2018-06-15 06:56 EST by Daniela

AT&T said Thursday it's completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a day earlier than previously expected. Earlier this week, Judge Richard Leon had approved AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the government's antitrust objections."The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in... »

Comcast bids $65 billion for 21st Century Fox
2018-06-14 13:27 EST by Daniela

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses. This is a dramatic attempt to thwart Disney, which reached a $52.4 billion deal in December for the same film and TV assets."We have long admired what the Murdoch family has built at Twenty-First Century Fox," Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wrote in a public letter to the Murdoch family. "After our meetings last year, we came... »

Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on iOS devices
2018-06-13 14:29 EST by Daniela

Apple has decided to ban on any crypto-mining app that might be used on its mobile products. The recently released guidelines outline Apple's policy on various cryptocurrency related apps."Design your app to use power efficiently. Apps should not rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources. Apps, including any third-party advertisements displayed... »

Net neutrality remains in Washington state after FCC kills it
2018-06-12 12:56 EST by Daniela

The State of Washington today became the first US state to impose a net neutrality law that replaces the nationwide regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission.The Washington state law prohibits home and mobile Internet providers from blocking or throttling lawful Internet traffic and from charging online services for prioritization. The rules will be enforced by the state... »

US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese
2018-06-11 12:34 EST by Daniela

The US now has the world's fastest supercomputer. For five years, China had the world's fastest computer. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, called Summit, built for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.Summit, built by IBM, occupies floor space equivalent to two tennis courts, and slurps 4,000 gallons of water a minute around a circulatory system to cool its... »


Asus Lyra Trio Mesh Wireless
AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System

Dual band, tri-hub mesh wifi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home.

3x3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming deliver superior WiFi speed and automatically connect you to the best signal, anywhere in the home.

The lifetime free cloud-based security powered by Trend Micro makes sure your privacy on connected devices is protected.

Website... »

Loopcomm LP-2036 Wireless Router
High Power AC1750 Wi-Fi Router

The LP-2036 high power Wi-Fi router with next generation 802.11ac brings 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps) wireless speeds.

The device is equipped with 12 amplifiers, 3 high gain, dual band antennas.

The LP-2036 provides QoS bandwidth management. It also supports IPv6.

One USB port allows users to connect storage devices for local or remote FTP... »

Netis DL4480V1 VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V1 is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11AC Wi-Fi technology (MU-MIMO) and offers simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band.

With the VoIP... »

Netgear C7500 Cable Gateway
Nighthawk X4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Router

Nighthawk features 1GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB ports. With 24x8 channel bonding you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and stay connected throughout your home.

Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With... »

D-Link COVR-C1203 Mesh Wireless
AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System

COVR-C1203 is a Dual-band AC1200 MU-MIMO mesh system. With COVR-C1203 you can cover up to 5,000 square feet. It has 2x3 internal antennas.

The system supports smart roaming to seamlessly hop from one access point to the next.
It utilizes band steering to automatically connect to either 2.4GHz or 5GHz, whichever has a stronger signal.

Wired dedicated backhaul is supported.

COVR-C1203... »

D-Link DIR-867 Wireless Router
AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

DIR-867 is designed to supports 3x3 streams MU-MIMO Technology that allows multiple devices to get high bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time. It has high gain antennas to provide great coverage throughout the whole home.

Independent data streams are delivered to each device on the network for combined speeds of up to 1750Mbps (450 Mbps in 2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps in 5GHz).

SmartBeam Forming... »


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 (227 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 (33 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 (37 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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