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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:
Apple Pay is now accepted at Target and Taco Bell
2019-01-22 15:17 EST by Daniela

Apple Pay officially expanded today to two massive U.S. merchants — Target stores and Taco Bell restaurants — as well as smaller but still significant locations such as Jack in the Box restaurants, Hy-Vee supermarkets, and Speedway convenience stores."With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 per cent of all retail locations across the country... »

France fines Google $57 million over data transparency
2019-01-21 16:30 EST by Daniela

The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m ($56.8 million USD) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.The penalty is the biggest yet imposed under a new European privacy law that went into effect in 2018. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives Europeans more control over... »

Court rejects FCC request to delay net neutrality case
2019-01-18 14:25 EST by Daniela

A federal appeals court denied the Federal Communications Commission's request to postpone oral arguments in a court battle over the agency's decision to repeal its net neutrality rules.Earlier this week, the FCC sought to postpone oral arguments in the case, which are set to begin next month. In its motion, the agency claimed that the resources needed to advance its case were hamstrung by the... »

Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech
2019-01-17 18:23 EST by Daniela

Fossil is selling $40 million of smartwatch technology to Google, the company announced Thursday. According to the companies, the deal will see Google acquire a smartwatch intellectual property and the portion of Fossil's R&D team that currently supports it. However, Fossil will retain an R&D team with over 200 people and keep creating smartwatches, which it notes have become the company's... »

Netflix prices rise across all tiers in the US
2019-01-16 17:33 EST by Daniela

Netflix has raised its prices for U.S. viewers, as the company invests in original content amid growing competition from other streaming services."We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience for the benefit of our members," Netflix says.The basic $8-per-month streaming plan will be raised to $9. The next tier,... »


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... »

TP-Link RE205 Wireless Range Extender
AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender

The RE205 lets you keep more devices connected at the same time with its 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 433Mbps dual bands. Use the 2.4GHz band to send email and browse the web, and the 5GHz band for gaming and HD streaming.

RE205 is more than a wireless range extender. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into its Ethernet port to easily turn your wired internet connection into a dual-band wireless access... »

Netgear RAX120 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router

RAX120 delivers up to 6Gbps speeds—1200+4800 Mbps with 12-stream connectivity. A 2.2GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance.

FDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. 8-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 2x2 devices to stream content at the same time.

The router has one 5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port, providing 5 times the... »

Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router

KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak your... »

Netis DL4480V VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of 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, will offer you simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, ideal for faster downloading,... »

ADB / Pirelli DV 2220 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps VDSL Router

The DV 2220 is equipped with the Epicentro software stack, a full-featured and scalable embedded middleware supporting IPv4/IPv6 routing, QoS, VoIP, security, Broadband Forum TR-069 remote management.

Thanks to high-speed Wireless N, you are free to connect your devices to the network as you wish, with speeds of up to... »


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 (36 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 (44 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 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »


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