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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:
Facebook stored user passwords in plain text for years
2019-03-21 18:10 EST by Daniela

Facebook admitted today that for years it had stored millions of user passwords in plain text. The un-encrypted passwords were stored on internal servers and were not accessible to outsiders. The company has found no indication the sensitive data was improperly accessed.Around 600 million Facebook users may be affected by the issue. Facebook said it would likely notify "hundreds of millions" of... »

Disney now owns Fox
2019-03-20 14:38 EST by Daniela

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," "The Simpsons," "Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.The company's new assets include Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Family, Fox Animation, Twentieth Century Fox Television, the FX and National Geographic channels, Star India, and Fox's interest in Hulu,... »

Netgear announces a new Wi-Fi 6 router
2019-03-19 19:23 EST by Daniela

Netgear announced today a new Wi-Fi 6 high-end router - the Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 (RAX200). At its heart, the AX12 has a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core ARM processor and is a 12-stream, Tri-band Wi-Fi router with combined wireless data transmission of 10.8Gbps (1.2Gbps + 4.8Gbps + 4.8Gbps). There are a total of four 2.4GHz streams and eight 5GHz streams available. The device has five-gigabit ethernet... »

Google will shut down its Inbox app on April 2
2019-03-19 15:05 EST by Daniela

Tech giant Google will shut down its popular email app - Inbox on April 2. Anyone who logged into Google's Inbox app on Tuesday was greeted by a notification telling them to just download regular Gmail already. It also warned users that Inbox will not be available after April 2. "This app will be going away in 15 days," the alert reads. "You can find your favorite inbox features in the Gmail app.... »

FCC opens up experimental spectrum licenses for 6G
2019-03-18 18:45 EST by Daniela

The United States Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to open up terahertz-wave spectrum which could be used to deliver 6G wireless services.Collectively, that 95GHz to 3THz spectrum extends a little beyond the 300GHz to 3THz range defined as "tremendously high frequency." At the lower end of the FCC's range, 95GHz to 300GHz signals are technically still millimeter waves, as they're... »


Tenda AC10U Wireless Router
AC1200 Smart Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Router

AC10U offers dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wave 2.0 Wi-Fi. Its 1GHz CPU and 128MB DDR3 provide high performance in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps.

With the USB port supported, you can make AC10U a sharing center of your home.

AC10U is a high-performance... »

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... »

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wireless
AC2200 Tri-Band Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

A Deco M9 Plus two-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 4500 square feet. And if that's not enough, simply add more Deco units to the network to increase coverage.

Three separate Wi-Fi bands deliver fast, stable connections to devices in every room of your home. More bandwidth is freed up with dedicated wireless links between Deco units.

Deco M9 Plus uses not only 5G_1(867Mbps) as... »

Netgear AC2100 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2100 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.1Gbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps 5GHz) to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs.

With a dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Advanced QoS, this Nighthawk router can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection.

Access and share your... »

Motorola MR2600 Wireless Router
AC2600 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range

Router features include 4x4 dual-band WiFi with Beamforming and Wave 2 MU-MIMO, a USB 3.0 port with DLNA media sharing, a Dual Core processor, Smart Quality of Service (QoS), a user-friendly firewall, IPv4 and IPv6 support, parental controls, guest network capability, and more.

Four external, adjustable antennas provide 4X4 performance for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections. 802.11ac Wave2... »

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... »


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 (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... »

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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