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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:
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,... »

Oledcomm's LiFiMax uses light to broadcast data at up to 100Mbps
2019-01-15 15:06 EST by Daniela

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, the French company Oledcomm announced a low-profile ceiling lamp — LiFiMax — that offers an internet connection over light waves to up to 16 users simultaneously at a peak speed of 100Mbps."LiFiMax is the result of more than 10 years of research. We have worked to create a product based on the new communication standards and offer companies unprecedented... »

Verizon is also experimenting with a game streaming service
2019-01-14 17:11 EST by Daniela

Yet another company plans to launch a game streaming service. Verizon is reportedly working on and is already alpha testing a cloud gaming service a la PlayStation Now called Verizon Gaming. Although Verizon has not advertised, or even acknowledged, the service's existence, it's quietly recruiting people to test it and the 135 games it offers. Participants are reportedly given a free Nvidia... »


Netis WF2533HP Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N High Power Router

The Netis 300Mbps Wireless N High Power router WF2533HP provides long range, high performance wireless Internet access over large areas.

With the Turbo button, you may easily control the transmission power. Under the high power mode, you will enjoy much better network experience in large homes, multi-floor offices or warehouses.

The device supports multiple wireless modes - AP, Repeater,... »

TP-Link Archer C2700 Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

With Intel technology at the heart of TP-Link Archer C2700, the router delivers consistent signal strength on multiple devices at the same time. It also helps minimize interference between different radio frequencies, and accelerates wired and wireless transmission simultaneously. Keep your connections fast and uninterrupted!

TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro, helps to protect your... »

Netis DL4323D DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Router

The Netis DL4323D is a 3-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL2+ modem, 4-port NAT router and 300Mbps wireless N access point. It is designed to provide end-users an one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high-speed Internet access over wired/wireless network.

The DL4323D provides some practical functions, such as Port Mapping for IPTV, Ethernet WAN, SNMP, IPv6,... »

TP-Link Archer C4000 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Archer C4000 powers through every service, thread and application running on your network with a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and delivers fast, lag-free connections to gaming, streaming and mobile devices.

AC4000 tri-band WiFi delivers up to 1625Mbps on each 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - a total of 4000Mbps.

512Mb of RAM and three additional WiFi processors support the... »

GL Technologies GL-AR750S-Ext Travel Router
Slate Gigabit Travel AC Router

Slate, a gigabit travel router, is designed for security-savvy travelers who want their security being completely locked down no matter where they are.

Slate keep your Internet connection private with multiple VPN protocols support. It provides the best encryption and authentication with OpenVPN. Meanwhile, WireGuard gives the privacy-minded users a fast and simple VPN that utilizes... »

Prolink PRN3005L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3005L is a 4G LTE wireless router that lets you access and share a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

With 2T2R MIMO Wireless technology, the PROLiNK PRN3005L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Share the 4G LTE network... »


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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