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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 considering ban on political ads
2020-07-10 18:32 EST by Daniela

Facebook is reportedly contemplating a "blackout" on political ads in the run-up to the US presidential election. The potential ban is only being discussed and has not been finalized.Unlike Twitter, which banned political ads entirely last year, Facebook's plan would only limit ads for a few days. The proposed policy would create a "blackout" period that would bar political ads from the platform... »

Sony invests $250 million in 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games
2020-07-09 18:22 EST by Daniela

Sony has made a $250 million investment in Epic Games, the two companies announced on Thursday. The deal means Sony gets a 1.4 percent interest in the game development studio and publisher and gives Epic a valuation of $17.86 billion.The companies said the deal cements an already close relationship and reinforces their shared goal to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and... »

Twitter is building a "subscription platform"
2020-07-08 17:48 EST by Daniela

Twitter is reportedly working on creating a subscription platform for its social network, according to a new job listing. As a result of the news, Twitter Inc. shares rose as much as 12% Wednesday."We are building a subscription platform, one that can be reused by other teams in the future. This is a first for Twitter!" according to the posting. "Gryphon is a team of web engineers who are closely... »

US could ban TikTok, Sec. Mike Pompeo says
2020-07-07 11:37 EST by Daniela

The US is considering banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the White House is 'looking at' the possibility. His comments come amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China and as scrutiny on TikTok and Chinese technology firms continues to grow. "We've worked on this very issue for a long time, whether it was the problem of having... »

Tesla mocks shortsellers with sale of red satin shorts
2020-07-06 17:20 EST by Daniela

Elon Musk has made good on his promise to release "Tesla short shorts". Over the weekend, the Tesla founder and CEO unveiled a pair of red satin shorts on Tesla's online store in an apparent dig at naysayers and short-sellers. "Limited edition short shorts now available," Musk tweeted. Shortly afterwards, he tweeted at the popularity of the shorts "broke the [Tesla] website."The "Short Shorts" on... »


TP-Link TL-MR100 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router

With an integrated 4G LTE modem and a built-in SIM card slot, all you need to do is inserting a micro SIM card and turning on the router.

Take full advantage of your cutting-edge 4G LTE network to download speed up to 150 Mbps. Share your 4G LTE network with multiple Wi-Fi devices and enjoy uninterrupted HD movies, rapid file downloads, and smooth video chats. Fully compatible with FDD-LTE... »

AVM FRITZ!Repeater 1200 Wireless Range Extender
1200Mbps Wireless Repeater

The FRITZ!Repeater 1200 supports Mesh WiFi, meaning your videos, music and photos seamlessly reach every corner of your home, apartment or office.

With up to 866 Mbit/s in the 5-GHz band and 400 Mbit/s in the 2.4-GHz band, the FRITZ!Repeater ensures you have the best connections. Through intelligent band selection (flexible crossband repeating) the FRITZ!Repeater always chooses the most... »

TP-Link TD-W9960 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N VDSL/ADSL Router

VDSL2 technology delivers VDSL broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps simultaneously in both the upstream and downstream directions. The integrated DSL port supports all standard DSL connections for compatibility with most ISPs.

With 300Mbps wireless speeds on the 2.4GHz band and 4 megabit LAN ports, the TD-W9960 is perfect for streaming in HD, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive... »

TP-Link Archer AX50 Wireless Router
AX3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Archer AX50, with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology, takes your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.

The router provides Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 speed - 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band ensure smoother streaming and faster downloads.

Four high-gain external antennas and Beamforming... »

TP-Link Deco X60 Mesh Wireless
AX3000 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

One Unified Network: Multiple units form a whole-home network that auto-selects the best connection as you move around your home.

Faster Connections: Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 3,000 Mbps - 2,402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.

Connect More Devices: OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology quadruple capacity to enable simultaneous transmission to more devices.

Total Security: WPA3 encryption and... »

Askey AP5620W Mesh Wireless
802.11ac WiFi Mesh Extender

The AP5620W optimizes the existing WiFi network and extend its range to hard to access places. Because it's 802.11k/v/r compliant, it allows multiple wireless nodes to connect with each other without having an Access Point between them, thus providing reliable connectivity between each node, using best path selection technology that minimizes convergence risks for latency-sensitive 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 (40 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 (48 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... »

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)... »

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... »


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