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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 delays Starlink launch again to update satellite software
2019-05-17 15:04 EST by Daniela

A SpaceX launch with Starlink satellites was postponed again for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said. The Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite cargo were originally set to blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday night, but the flight was postponed by Space X, citing excessive winds over... »

Trump order bans US firms from dealing with Huawei
2019-05-16 17:34 EST by Daniela

President Trump has signed an executive order that paves the way for the US government to ban technology sales from Chinese vendor Huawei and anyone else it views as a national security threat. The order authorizes the commerce secretary to block any transaction involving communication technologies built by companies controlled by a foreign adversary that puts US security at "unacceptable" risk... »

Intel chips have another security flaw - ZombieLoad
2019-05-15 17:49 EST by Daniela

Security researchers have found a new security flaw in Intel chips. Dubbed Zombieload, the bug could allow hackers to gain access to sensitive and otherwise private data in what is described as a "Meltdown-type effect."A "zombie load" is a high amount of data that the processor cannot properly handle, which causes the processor to use elements of its microcode to prevent the whole PC crashing.... »

Lenovo unveils the 'world's first foldable PC'
2019-05-14 16:20 EST by Daniela

At its annual Accelerate conference today, Lenovo announced a prototype of its upcoming foldable PC, named ThinkPad X1. The 'world's first foldable PC' is expected to launch next year.The foldable PC has been in the works for more than three years now. Lenovo says that since it has to uphold the same standards of ruggedness as the staid, formidable ThinkPad line, it's putting the foldable through... »

Twitter has accidentally shared iOS users' location data
2019-05-13 17:03 EST by Daniela

Twitter today announced a bug that in certain conditions resulted in an account's location data being shared with a Twitter partner — even if the user had not opted in to sharing that data. The bug has been fixed and only affected users who were logged in to more than one account on its iOS app. They have been notified of the issue.The advertising partner did not receive data such as user's... »


DrayTek Vigor2620 LTE Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
VDSL2/ADSL2+ VPN Router with Built-in LTE

Vigor2620 LTE is a VDSL2/ADSL2+ router with embedded SIM card slots for 4G/LTE failover. It is equipped with 2x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, one of which is switchable to an additional backup WAN interface.

Vigor2620 LTE is a versatile router for a business network around 30 hosts. It can have two concurrent VPN tunnels to link to the main offices or provides remote access for Network Admins.... »

TP-Link Archer A20 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router

With one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands, the Archer A20 keeps all your devices connected without slowing down your network. It provides 4000Mbps WiFi speed - 1625Mbps on both 5G bands and 750Mbps on 2.4G band.

The 1.8 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor, three co-processors and 512 MB of RAM work together to power your network.

MU-MIMO technology supports router to serve multiple devices at once,... »

Netgear RAX200 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

The RAX200 is a Tri-band WiFi router with combined wireless speeds up to 11Gbps:
* 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps

With MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi 6 supports up to eight simultaneous streams for the number of users that can be served double at... »

TP-Link Archer C5400X Wireless Router
AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router

A 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM work tirelessly at the heart of your network command center.

With simultaneous tri band separate Wi-Fi bands enable more devices to connect to your network without a drop in performance. The router supports combined wireless speeds up to 5400Mbps (1000Mbps over 2.4GHz, 2167Mbps over 5GHz-1 and 2167Mbps over... »

Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Netgear Orbi CBK40 Mesh Wireless
Orbi WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem

This Orbi WiFi System comes with an Orbi Router (CBR40) with a built-in Cable Modem and a Satellite (RBS20). Easily set up and create a whole home mesh WiFi system that delivers wider WiFi coverage.

It covers homes up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi signals. Tri-Band WiFi helps maximize the Internet speeds available in your home. The system provides a total of 2200Mbps wireless speeds... »


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 (228 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 (37 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... »

How to Stop Denial of Service 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)... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (46 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... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip

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... »

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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