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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:
SMS breach reveals millions of personal details
2018-11-19 15:12 EST by Daniela

A massive data breach has exposed tens of millions of SMS text messages. The breach involved a database of 26 million text messages, some of which included private customer data like password reset information, shipping notifications and two-factor authentication (2FA) codes.The issue has been noticed by a security researcher out of Berlin named Sebastien Kaul. Using Shodan, a database search... »

Verizon puts 5 phone numbers on a single handset
2018-11-16 14:28 EST by Daniela

On Friday, November 16, Verizon announced a new service, called "My Numbers." This program allows the user to add up to four numbers to a single device, allowing up to five in total. If the user chooses to add additional lines to their device, they'll get unlimited domestic calling and texting and will have to pay a fee per extra line. All four numbers must be for domestic lines. Users can set... »

The FCC approved SpaceX's plan to launch 7,518 internet satellites
2018-11-15 18:06 EST by Daniela

SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago. SpaceX thus has to deploy half of the newly approved satellites within six years and the remaining satellites within nine years unless it successfully re-applies for a waiver.SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today... »

Google's Project Fi gets an improved VPN service
2018-11-14 17:33 EST by Daniela

Google will extend the Project Fi VPN to all connections so that users benefit from enhanced security and privacy whenever they use data. By default, Fi already uses a VPN service to protect users when they connect to the roughly two million supported Wi-Fi hotspots. Now, Google is expanding this to cellular connections, as well. Google's new enhanced network will also make it possible for faster... »

Google outage pushed traffic through Russia, China and Nigeria
2018-11-13 16:57 EST by Daniela

Google's services went down for an hour yesterday after its IP addresses were routed way from normal paths to Nigeria, China and Russia. Service interruptions ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The incident was first detected and reported by BGPmon, an online service that monitors the routes that internet traffic takes through the smaller internet service provider (ISP) networks that make up the larger... »


Phicomm KE 2P Wireless Router
AC1300 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Smart Router

Phicomm KE 2P supports simultaneous dual band with transmission speed up to 1267Mbps (2.4GHz 400Mbps + 5GHz 867Mbps).

2.4GHz WiFi band provides extensive WiFi signal coverage in your home with 2 high performance antennas and Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology. 5GHz WiFi band ensures supreme transmission speed for simultaneous Internet surfing, Internet phone calling, HD video... »

Netgear C7500 Cable Gateway
Nighthawk X4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Router

Nighthawk features 1GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB ports. With 24x8 channel bonding you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and stay connected throughout your home.

Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With... »

Netgear EX7700 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 2.2Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Nighthawk X6 Mesh Extender creates a seamless... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »

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... »


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 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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