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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:
Starlink speeds continue to fall in the US, Canada amid network congestion
2022-11-30 18:00 EST by Daniela

For the third quarter in a row, download speeds have dropped for SpaceX's Starlink system in the US and Canada, according to Ookla's Speedtest.com data. "Over the past year, as we've seen more users flock to sign up for Starlink (reaching 400,000 users worldwide during Q2 2022), speeds have started to decrease," wrote Ookla. Although the research company did say that "Starlink often can be a... »

5.4 million Twitter accounts stolen, more to come
2022-11-29 19:38 EST by Daniela

Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that the private user data for 5.4 million users was stolen due to an API vulnerability, but the company said it had "no evidence" that it was exploited. Now, all of those accounts have been exposed on a hacker form, BleepingComputer has reported. On top of that, an additional 1.4 million Twitter profiles for suspended users was reportedly shared privately,... »

Meta hit with $275M GDPR penalty for Facebook data-scraping breach
2022-11-28 17:37 EST by Daniela

Facebook's parent, Meta, has been hit with another hefty penalty by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for breaching European data protection law.In the latest penalty against Meta for violating European privacy rules, the tech giant was fined roughly $275 million on Monday for a data leak discovered last year that led to the personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users... »

Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' beta is now available to everyone in the U.S.
2022-11-25 09:31 EST by Daniela

After gradually expanding access to its so-called full self-driving (FSD) beta for the last few years, Tesla is opening it up to anyone who has paid for it, Elon Musk announced in a tweet. There are a couple of caveats, though. FSD is only available in Teslas which have the required hardware, and only for drivers who have bought the FSD option, which currently costs $15,000 if you buy it... »

Protests break out at a major iPhone factory in China
2022-11-24 17:29 EST by Daniela

Foxconn's largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China has been hit by worker protests including violent confrontations, Bloomberg has reported. Videos show hundreds of workers marching and confronting a manager, along with several instances of violence. Employees are reportedly upset over lesser benefits and longer wait times for bonuses. Some workers also complained they were forced to share... »


Kasda RX5400 Wireless Router
5400Mbps Dual Band Wireless Router

The RX5400 WiFi router supports the latest generation Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide greater network capacity with consistent and powerful signal strength to all your connected devices.

The next generation Wi-Fi 802.11ax 5GHz delivers wireless speed up to 4800Mbps and 802.11ax 2.4GHz - up to 600Mbps.

A WPS button allows for instant connection to wireless network safely.

EasyMesh:... »

Asus 4G-N16 DSL Wireless Router
Wireless-N300 LTE Router

ASUS 4G-N16 is no ordinary Wi-Fi router. Just insert a 4G LTE SIM card and its built-in modem connects to the internet wirelessly via super-fast mobile broadband. You can enjoy up to 150 Mbps downloads and 50 Mbps uploads.

External mobile broadband antennas perform better than internal antennas. Indoors, the best 4G LTE reception is usually found near a window, but if this isn't practical you... »

TP-Link Deco XE75 Mesh Wireless
AXE5400 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System

Turbocharged gigabit speed (up to 5400Mbps) ensures flawless 8K streaming and maximum AR/VR performance.

All three WiFi bands work together to unleash your network's total speeds up to 5,400 Mbps for 200 devices.

No matter how many screens or devices are on at once, the newest generation of WiFi enables congestion-free connections.

Cover up to 5,500 ft2 with next-gen seamless WiFi and... »

Kaon CG3000 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 2300Mbps Cable Gateway

CG3000 operates simultaneously both DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 3.0 32x8. It provides speed up to 10 Gigabit per second, and enables operators to provide premium services while data traffic for HD/UHD video streaming and complex internet usage at home are increasing.

Beside, the embedded Wi-Fi 4x4 11ac wave 2 at 5GHz, 4x4 11n at 2.4GHz with MU-MIMO enhances wireless network as well. 2300Mbps... »

Mercusys MR20 Wireless Router
AC750 Dual Band Wireless Router

Complying with the 802.11ac standard, MR20 delivers fast dual band WiFi speeds up to 750 Mbps. Choose the 2.4 GHz band (300 Mbps) that transmits signals with better wall penetration for longer distance as you browse the internet, email a colleague, or share a link on social media. When you're streaming HD videos, gaming, or other bandwidth-intensive tasks, choose the 5 GHz band (433 Mbps) which... »

ZTE MF286R Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
AC1300 4G Wireless Router

Work, game and share all day long with the ZTE MF286R, CAT6 4G home router- high 4G download speeds of 300Mbps and upload speeds of 50Mbps.

Equipped with 4 LAN ports to connect computers, servers, video game consoles and other devices manually.

The MF286R ensures a smooth and stable performance when connecting up to 64 Wi-Fi enabled devices on the same network, making it suitable for... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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... »

Windows 10 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (44 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (95 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 (236 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (56 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 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)... »

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,... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip (1 comments)

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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