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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:
Facebook hit by a record $5bn fine from the FTC
2019-07-15 16:49 EST by Daniela

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a fine of roughly $5 billion against Facebook for mishandling users' personal information. The settlement, which was reportedly voted along party lines, gaining support from the FTC's three Republicans while being rejected by its two Democrats, is the beginning of the end for the agency's probe of Facebook's alleged mishandling of more than 87 million... »

Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint suffers $32 million hack
2019-07-12 15:41 EST by Daniela

Japan's Bitpoint has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to suffer a suspected hacking attack after it reported the unauthorised withdrawal of $32m in company and customer funds. The exchange, which is owned by Remixpoint Inc., said about 2.5 billion yen of stolen funds belonged to customers, while Bitpoint owned the rest.The apparent hack emerged after an error appeared in the firm's... »

Nokia introduces Beacon 1 WiFi Mesh router
2019-07-11 07:11 EST by Daniela

Nokia has announced a new Beacon and several new features to its whole-home WiFi portfolio. The new Beacon 1 complements Nokia's Beacon 3 solution, while new Intelligent Channel Selection, pre-pairing and bridging features help to simplify network setup and enhance the overall WiFi experience.The Beacon 1 is an entry-level, whole-home mesh WiFi system. It includes Intelligent Channel Selection... »

AT&T automatically blocks fraud calls
2019-07-10 16:34 EST by Daniela (1 comments)

On Tuesday, AT&T started automatically blocking robocalls for its customers. The move comes after the FCC last month voted to let carriers block robocalls by default. AT&T is now the first of the big four US carriers to commit to do that."The Commission's recent action builds on a years-long effort to enable broader adoption of call-blocking tools and allow providers to better protect their... »

IBM closes Red Hat acquisition for $34 billion
2019-07-09 17:42 EST by Daniela

International Business Machines Corp. closed its roughly $34 billion acquisition of open-source software company Red Hat Inc., the companies announced Tuesday. The company, which won approval for the purchase from U.S. regulators in May and European Union regulators in late June, agreed to pay $190 a share for Red Hat, representing a 63 percent premium.IBM is calling its purchase of Red Had its... »


TP-Link Archer A9 Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Archer A9 delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing with the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or HD streaming with the 5 GHz band—simultaneously.

Three external antennas and one internal antenna send WiFi signals to every corner of your home. Beamforming... »

Nokia Beacon 3 Mesh Wireless
AC3000 Mesh Wireless Router

The Nokia WiFi Beacon 3 extends the whole home Wi-Fi experience for broadband subscribers providing seamless roaming without any disruption from every corner in your home. Expand your coverage by adding additional Nokia 3 Beacons to create a whole home coverage mesh network backhauled by either wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi (2.4GHz or 5GHz) to ensure flawless roaming for mobile users.

The... »

ZTE MF903 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot

ZTE MF903 is a 4G pocket WiFi router supporting LTE Category 4. It could achieve download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps.

The following bands are supported:
* FDD-LTE :B1/B3/B7/B8/B20(28)/B26
* TDD-LTE : B38/ B39/B40/ B41
* UMTS :B1/B2/B5/B8
* GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz

ZTE MF903 has a 5200mAh battery, which could charge other mobile devices such as... »

Hitron CGNV4 VoIP Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless VoIP Gateway

The Hitron CGNV4 has the capacity to receive 1 Gbps over its EuroDOCSIS 3.0 interface with twenty-four bonded channels. The integrated IEEE802.11ac 3×3 dual band MIMO access point significantly improves customer experience extending range and coverage with blazing speeds up to Giga speed.

The CGNV4 supports full IPv4 routing features, as well as, full support for IPv6 routing and firewall.... »

TP-Link Archer AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Next-Gen Tri-Band Gaming Router

Armed with Wi-Fi 6, Archer AX11000 becomes the next-level speed machine that offers Wi-Fi speeds up to 10756 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5 GHz Gaming) + 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

OFDMA is introduced to improve average throughput by 4× and cut the latency.

Game Accelerator automatically detects and optimizes gaming streams, to ensure your gaming stays immersive, and keep your network as... »

GL Technologies GL-MiFi Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Smart Router with Built-in Battery

GL-MiFi transfers 3G/4G LTE signal to 150Mbps Wi-Fi. With embedded OpenWrt system, it is extendable in functions.

Compact & durable: 105*72*27mm compact size with 170g light weight, max. 8 hours long working duration makes it a travel mate.

Larger storage & extensibility: 64MB RAM, 16MB Flash ROM, dual Ethernet ports, max. 128GB MicroSD support, USB 2.0 port, Antenna SMA mount holes... »


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 (39 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... »

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... »

How to Secure your Wireless Network
by Philip

CybersecurityA home wireless network allows all your computers, laptops, and mobile devices to communicate with an Wireless Access Point, which is in turn connected to the internet. The access point can be a separate device, or, more commonly part of a Wireless NAT router connected with a network cable to your broadband modem. It can sometimes even be built into the gateway/modem you get from your internet provider.In most cases, we find a place for a wireless router in our home and promptly forget about... »

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)... »

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... »


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