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"Some of the Best Broadband Speed Tweaks on the Net"
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:
SpaceX's Starlink to supply Internet to Comcast Business customers
2024-06-21 19:31 EST by Daniela

SpaceX has struck a deal with Comcast, one of the US's largest home internet providers, to supply Starlink access to the ISP's enterprise customers. The strategic partnership applies to Comcast Business, which currently has 2.6 million customers. Although Comcast Business already operates 600,000 miles in fiber networks, it's decided to tap Starlink's orbiting satellites to help it deliver... »

US bans Kaspersky software
2024-06-20 18:58 EST by Daniela

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to bar the sale of antivirus software made by Russia's Kaspersky Lab in the United States, citing the firm's large U.S. customers, including critical infrastructure providers and state and local governments.Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on a briefing call with... »

Netflix House will let you experience your favorite shows, movies in real life
2024-06-19 19:26 EST by Daniela

Netflix is opening massive entertainment venues in two cities that it says will allow fans to immerse themselves in the worlds of their favorite shows.The "experiential" complexes, called Netflix Houses, will include elaborate events, themed gift shops and restaurants. In a repurposing of empty retail space, the houses will occupy former department store locations at Dallas Galleria and King of... »

Apple is shutting down Apple Pay Later just months after launch
2024-06-18 19:28 EST by Daniela

Apple is shutting down Apple Pay Later, its buy now, pay later service, the company confirmed to 9to5Mac. The service, which lets you take out "pay later" loans that can be paid in four payments over six weeks, only launched fully in the US in October 2023. Now, it appears that Apple has found a different route to offer short-term loans at checkout in Apple Pay. An Apple spokesperson told 9to5Mac... »

U.S. sues Adobe over subscription plan disclosures
2024-06-17 18:44 EST by Daniela

Adobe, the company behind Photoshop and Illustrator, is now under a legal microscope after the U.S., based on a referral from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), accused the software giant of "trapping" users in subscriptions they don't want to keep.According to the complaint, the U.S. claims that Adobe does not properly disclose to consumers that there is a pricey early termination fee (ETF) for... »

Mercusys ME70X Wireless Range Extender
AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender

Expand coverage of your Existing Router. The two adjustable high-gain antennas extend WiFi signals to where your router WiFi cannot reach. This AX1800 Range Extender is backward compatible with previous WiFi generations (11b/g/n/a/ac) and will work with all your existing internet-connected devices.

ME70X is more than just a WiFi range extender. Connect your wired internet connection to the... »

Aztech WL590E Wireless Range Extender
Wall-Plugged 750Mbps Dual Band Concurrent Wireless-AC Repeater

Weak signals emitted by wireless routers, walls and other interference around the house are common issues disrupting your home wireless network. The Aztech WL590E addresses this problem by repeating your router's wireless signals to various areas obstructed by walls and other interference.

Designed to enhance your router's wireless coverage, the Aztech WL590E is equipped with a concurrent... »

CC&C WX-9601 Wireless Router
3000Mbps Wireless Router

WX-9601 is using the MediaTek solution which supports 567+2402Mbps PHY rate.

It fully complies with IEEE 802.11ax and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards, offering feature-rich wireless connectivity.

Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet ports and compatible to other wireless (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) networking device.

MU-MIMO TX/RX, MU-OFDMA TX/RX, Beamforming,... »

Cudy Tech LT400 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router

LT400 uses the latest generation of 4G LTE technology to achieve speeds of up to 150 Mbps when downloading and 50 Mbps when uploading. You can also connect to games, streaming and more using Wi-Fi at a maximum speed of 300 Mbps to 2.4 GHz.

- 4G LTE FDD: B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20 (2100/1800/2600/900 / 800MHz)
- 4G LTE TDD: B38 / B40 (2600/2300 MHz)
- 3G DC-HSPA + / HSPA + / HSPA / UMTS B1 / B8... »

GL Technologies GL-B3000 Wireless Router
Marble Wi-Fi 6 OpenWrt Router

The Marble (GL-B3000) router is an art of its own, displaying as a photo frame to house your favorite art piece and elevate your living space.

Powered by the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, Marble (GL-B3000) offers fast combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3000Mbps and three ethernet ports for increased efficiency. With support for 4-stream connectivity, immerse yourself in smooth 4K UHD streaming,... »

AVM FRITZ!Repeater 6000 Wireless Range Extender
6000Mbps Wireless Repeater

With three radio units that can achieve a total data throughput of up to 6000 Mbit/s, the FRITZ!Repeater 6000 ensures stable connections and maximum bandwidth for all connected wireless devices. At the same time, the repeater increases Wi-Fi range and ensures perfect coverage throughout your home.

The FRITZ!Repeater 6000 operates on three Wi-Fi bands that are intelligently used in parallel. As... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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... »

Windows 10 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (48 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (95 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 (236 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (58 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,... »

How to Stop Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
by Philip

DDoSDenial of Service (DoS) attacks are very common on the Internet these days, and they can make your online experience miserable. In some cases of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), they can bring down websites, or cripple entire networks in a matter of minutes, preventing connectivity for many customers. There are different types of DoS attacks, and we've tried to explain the most common types and ways to mitigate their effects to you or your network.Types of Denial of Service (DoS)... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip (1 comments)

Android tweaksTo change TCP/IP related settings in Android you need root access. The only exception are a couple of trivial changes that are available to non-rooted devices, namely dynamic vs static IP address, and changing the DNS server. Assuming you are working with an already rooted device, the settings are listed below:Android TCP/IP tweaks (root required)In order to change other TCP/IP stack settings, you need to edit the settings in /proc/sys/net/core/ , similar to what is explained in our Linux... »

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