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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:
Malware found hiding in a Windows logo
2022-10-03 16:44 EST by Daniela

An espionage-focused threat actor has been observed using a steganographic trick to conceal a previously undocumented backdoor in a Windows logo in its attacks against Middle Eastern governments.Although not new, this is a rare technique where malware is hidden inside an image. The trojan can perform various functions, including removing and creating directories, manipulating files,... »

Elon Musk says the Tesla Cybertruck can float like a boat
2022-09-30 18:29 EST by Daniela

The Tesla Cybertruck was introduced in 2019 as an electric vehicle that would have the functionality of a pick-up truck with the performance of a sports car. However, on Thursday Elon Musk suggested the vehicle will offer even more than that - and could "briefly" function as a boat."Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that... »

Google is shutting down Stadia in January
2022-09-29 18:46 EST by Daniela

Google is officially shutting down its ambitious game streaming project, Stadia, Phil Harrison, the vice president and general manager of Stadia, said in a blog post published Thursday. The announcement comes less than three years after the cloud-gaming console launched.When Google Stadia launched in late 2019, the search engine company had big plans, promising exclusive games that would utilize... »

Google Fiber hits 20 Gbps in field trial
2022-09-28 18:37 EST by Daniela

Google Fiber is touting a test that delivered 20Gbps download speeds to a house in Kansas City, calling it a milestone on the path to offering 100Gbps symmetrical Internet. The company said it will also offer new multi-gigabit tiers in the near future."We used to get asked, 'who needs a gig?' Today it's no longer a question," Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain wrote in a blog post yesterday. "Every... »

UK could fine TikTok $29 million over children's privacy concerns
2022-09-27 18:34 EST by Daniela

TikTok may face a $29 million fine in the U.K. after privacy regulators found failings in the company's handling of children's data.The potential fine follows an investigation by the UK's data privacy regulator, which found that over the course of two years from May 2018 to July 2020, TikTok may have breached UK law by processing data of kids under 13 without parental consent. Additionally, the... »

Ruijie Networks RG-EW3200GX PRO Mesh Wireless
3200Mbps Wi-Fi 6 Dual-band Gigabit Mesh Router

Ruijie Reyee RG-EW3200GX PRO is a Gigabit dual-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh router designed for use in large flat space, villas, small shops, SOHO, and other scenarios. It is designed to meet the needs of high quality next-generation Wi-Fi services. In addition, this router is equipped with four independent power amplifiers for intensifying signal strength. The signals from this router can cover a doubled... »

TP-Link Archer AX4400 Wireless Router
AX4400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Archer AX4400 supports 4400 Mbps WiFi for faster browsing, streamings, and downloading, all at the same time. Fully Featured Wi-Fi 6 – еquips with the top structure of 4T4R and HE160 on the 5 GHz band to enable 3.8 Gbps ultra-fast connection.

Enjoy stable Wi-Fi connections, even in the kitchen and bedroom. High-Power FEM, 6× Antennas, Beamforming, and 4T4R structures combine to adapt... »

Netgear WAX204 Wireless Router
Essentials WiFi 6 AX1800 Dual Band Wireless Router

The NETGEAR WiFi 6 AX1800 dual band wireless router delivers 802.11ax high performance wireless connectivity for Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) deployments and supports dual band concurrent WiFi 6 operations at 2.4GHz and 5GHz with a combined throughput of 1.8Gbps (600Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1200Mbps at 5GHz).

The WAX204 provides standalone configuration with easy setup for a reliable,... »

D-Link DIR-X3260 Mesh Wireless
EXO AX AX3200 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router

Experience up to AX3200 speeds while 1024-QAM boosts throughput to devices by up to 25% and 80 MHz contiguous channel width gives even more bandwidth. Up to 8 simultaneous streams let you enjoy faster, more enjoyable 4K streaming, online gaming and more, and should you require them - 4 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN port give you faster wired connectivity whenever you wish.

The DIR-X3260... »

ExpressVPN Aircove Wireless Router
AX1800 Wi-Fi Router with VPN

Powered by dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Aircove delivers up to 1,800 Mbps of fast, stable Wi-Fi. Even with the VPN on, you can stream in 4K HD on multiple screens. And with up to 1,600 sq. ft. of whole-home coverage, Aircove can support dozens of devices. Everyone gets the performance they need.

OFDMA, a Wi-Fi 6 technology, assigns channels effectively and communicates with multiple devices... »

Netgear RAXE300 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 6E AXE7800 Router

Unleash ultra-fast 7.8Gbps speeds and experience WiFi 6E's new 6GHz "express lane" with the NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router.

8 simultaneous WiFi streams ensure everyone in your house enjoys no-lag AR/VR gaming, uninterrupted 8K streaming, and smooth video calls all at the same time.

A new 6GHz band provides the fastest speed and the greatest capacity for new WiFi 6E... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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 (44 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 (56 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)... »

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,... »

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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