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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:
Netflix plans to introduce new feature called N-Plus
2021-05-10 18:15 EST by Daniela

Netflix is apparently considering launching a new platform called 'N-Plus.' The company began sending out a survey to customers, asking them if they'd use the service, which would include a variety of services that allow you to go more in-depth with the streaming service's content.One of the most intriguing features of N-Plus would be the ability for users to create custom playlists of TV shows... »

U.S. broadband industry accused in 'fake' net neutrality comments
2021-05-07 18:50 EST by Daniela

The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality.Authorities said the industry poured more than $4.2 million through a nonprofit called Broadband for America into "lead generation" firms that created comments by using prizes to trick consumers into... »

Google wants to eliminate the use of passwords, focuses on 2FA
2021-05-06 17:32 EST by Daniela

Google plans to enable two-factor authentication by default, automatically pushing users to safer security settings given the risks of relying solely on a password to protect your account. Currently, the system – also known as 2FA, two-step verification, or 2SV – is optional for Google accounts, though recommended.That second factor, be it a security key or a smartphone, means that someone in... »

Trump's Facebook ban upheld by oversight board
2021-05-05 16:56 EST by Daniela

Facebook Inc's oversight board has decided to uphold former US president Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from Facebook for violating terms of service, the social media giant announced on Wednesday.Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump's accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, saying he used his account to "incite violent insurrection." Other social... »

Microsoft is fully removing Flash from Windows 10 in July
2021-05-04 17:56 EST by Daniela

Roughly two months from now, Microsoft will completely eliminate Flash Player from its Windows 10 operating system, applying the final nail in the coffin to the often-maligned software. The media player will be removed as part of July's mandatory Patch Tuesday update.You may remember Microsoft attempted to remove the Flash Player from Windows 10 in October 2020, but ultimately failed to do so.... »

Mercusys MR50G Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Complying with the 802.11ac standard, MR50G delivers speeds of up to 1900 Mbps (600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz) to make all your PCs, smartphones, and TV boxes run as fast as possible.

6 high-gain external antennas provide wireless signals throughout your home. Beamforming detects your connected devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them, making your connections... »

Linksys E5600 Wireless Router
Dual-Band AC1200 WiFi 5 Router

The Linksys E5600 WiFi 5 router covers 1,000 square feet and handles up to 10+ devices at speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. This compact Dual-Band router lets you surf, stream, and game all at the same time to keep you connected to the things that matter most.

With Parental Controls and separate Guest Access, your network will always remain safe and secure. Easily add devices to your network with a push... »

TP-Link Deco X96 Mesh Wireless
AX6600 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi: Boosts overall speeds up to 6,600 Mbps. Dedicated 6 GHz Band - provides a clearer backhaul band to prevent Wi-Fi interference and congestion.

AI-Driven Mesh: Intelligently learns the network environment to provide ideal Wi-Fi unique to your home.

Smart Antennas: Establish a stronger backhaul to boost coverage and improve wireless connections.

Connect More Devices:... »

Netgear XR1000 Wireless Router
Nighthawk 6-Stream WiFi 6 5.4Gbps Gaming Router

First Nighthawk Pro Gaming router with WiFi 6 and DumaOS 3.0, designed to give you the ultimate gaming experience.

Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 WiFi 6 Gaming Router improves your internet connection by
stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and
wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming. WiFi 6 allows more devices to connect and... »

Asus RT-AX68U Wireless Router
AX2700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

With a total networking speed of 2700Mbps (861Mbps @ 2.4GHz + 1802Mbps @ 5GHz) - RT-AX68U is 1.6X faster than 802.11ac 3X3 dual-band routers.

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is engineered to cope with multiple devices, providing up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency. WiFi 6 provides increased WiFi signal range and better coverage of up to 80% farther.

AiProtection Pro with Advanced Parental... »

Asus RT-AX3000 Wireless Router
AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

RT-AX3000 is a 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 3000Mbps - 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402Mbps on the 5GHz band - RT-AX3000 is 2.5X faster than 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band routers.

The latest 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi... »

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... »

Windows 10, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (42 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 (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 (229 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 (52 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... »

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)... »

TCP Congestion Control Algorithms Comparison
by Philip

TCPTCP congestion control and avoidance algorithms (CCAs) are an important connection tuning consideration, especially with high bandwidth/high latency broadband networks. Below is a list of the most commonly used algorithms that all aim to improve the traditional TCP congestion control algorithm as defined in RFC 2581. The algorithms have continued to evolve over the years, and are listed in below in loose chronological order, with their advantages and shortcomings. Current recommendations are in... »

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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