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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:
Cisco to acquire BroadSoft
2017-10-23 15:52 EST by Daniela

Cisco has announced plans to acquire BroadSoft in a deal worth $1.9 billion. Cisco will pay $55 per share in cash in exchange for each BroadSoft share.BroadSoft, based in Gaithersburg in Maryland, offers software and services that give mobile and cable service operators the ability to offer inclusive communications over their networks."We believe that our combined offers, from Cisco's... »

Huawei might release a foldable phone next year
2017-10-20 17:22 EST by Daniela

It turns out that Samsung is not the only company to develop a foldable phone. Huawei may release a foldable Android smartphone as early as next year, according to its Chief Executive Officer Richard Yu. Currently, Huawei's foldable phone has two screens with a "small gap" between them. Unfortunately, there are no other details on this phone right now."We already have a working sample," Yu said.... »

Verizon delays their Live TV streaming service till spring
2017-10-19 16:22 EST by Daniela

The launch of Verizon's long rumored online TV service will be delayed till spring 2018. The reason for this is the company is struggling to complete content deals with major networks. Media companies were hesitant because there wasn't a solid plan in place for the service in terms of pricing, programming and tech.The new online package, which the telcom confirmed it was working on in May, is a... »

Google announces 'Advanced Protection' for vulnerable accounts
2017-10-18 17:19 EST by Daniela

Google has launched Advanced Protection Program (APP), designed to keep users online safe from hacking and phishing attempts. The program targets a "minority" of users that are considered particularly at risk of being on the receiving end of a targeted attack. These can be journalists, human rights defenders, environment campaigners and civil society activists working on any number of sensitive... »

Qualcomm shows first 5G reference phone
2017-10-17 15:54 EST by Daniela

Qualcomm has achieved the first 5G data connection using the X50, which reached gigabit speeds using the 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum. The company also showed off its first 5G smartphone reference design, which will help guide phone makers as they start working on next year's devices. The trial was conducted in the company's San Diego lab, using several 100MHz carriers; Qualcomm's SDR051... »

Arris NVG599 VoIP Gateway
Triple Play Residential Gateway

The NVG599 is suitable for both xDSL and FTTN applications, combining a bonded VDSL2/ADSL2+ router with HomePNA 3.1 support for in-home video distribution in one package.

The Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features, security firewall features, and extensive remote management features of the NVG599 enable reliable, single-platform delivery of voice-over-IP (VoIP), data, and streaming... »

Comtrend VI-3234u VoIP Gateway
VDSL2 Wireless VoIP Router

VI-3234u is a VDSL2+ wireless router that not only provides both ADSL and VDSL but also supports 4 Ethernet ports. One of 4 Ethernet ports can act as WAN port.

The router supports 802.11n standard, providing wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps.

Some of the supported VoIP features are Echo Cancellation, Caller ID, Call Forward, Call Waiting.

A WPS button allows the router to... »

Arris 5168N DSL Wireless Router
802.11n VDSL2 Gateway

The 5168N residential gateway features bonded ADSL2+/VDSL2 modem technology, allowing service providers to increase rate and reach with their existing broadband infrastructure.

High-powered 802.11n 2x2 MIMO wireless technology virtually eliminates wireless "cold spots" in the home.

The 5168N gateway's transmit power and enhanced receiver sensitivity, in conjunction with optimized... »

Arris SVG2482AC Cable Gateway
VoIP Cable Gateway

The ARRIS SURFboard SVG2482AC is a DOCSIS 3.0 telephony cable modem and four-port
Ethernet router device with Wi-Fi and optional battery backup.

It uses DOCSIS 3.0 technology to provide high-speed Internet access on your home or small business network. Using the connection capabilities of the gateway, you can connect your client device and other network-enabled devices via the four Ethernet... »

Motorola MG7550 Cable Gateway
16x4 AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Cable Router with Power Boost

Model MG7550 combines a 16x4 cable modem with an AC1900 Wi-Fi gigabit router. The 16x4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem provides speeds up to 686 Mbps, sixteen times faster than DOCSIS 2.0.

High-speed wireless router with AC1900 Wi-Fi and Power Boost provides Internet access for wireless n, ac, g, and b devices including smartphones, computers, tablets, game stations, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, HDTVs.... »

Actiontec T3200M DSL Wireless Router
Bonded VDSL2 Wireless AC Gateway Router

This single Bonded VDSL2 802.11ac Wireless Router with MoCA 2.0 supports ADSL2+, Bonded VDSL2, vectoring, SFP for, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Support for dual band 4x4 802.11ac (5GHz) and 3x3 802.11n (2.4GHz) delivers wireless speeds up to 2.3 Gbps. Optimal antenna placement extends the reach of the signal throughout the home.

With pair-bonding, the T3200M can travel on two lanes... »

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 (227 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 (28 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 (29 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 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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