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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:
Kindle owners can now use book covers as lock screen wallpapers
2021-04-16 17:27 EST by Daniela

Amazon Kindle e-readers are getting a long-awaited feature that will allow them to display a book's cover art on the device's lock screen. The firmware update, which is rolling out right now, adds the option to set your Kindle's lock screen as the cover of whatever book you're reading.To enable the feature, you can go to the Device Options menu in Settings. At the top, you should see a Show Cover... »

Huawei will launch 6G networks in 2030
2021-04-15 18:20 EST by Daniela

Chinese vendor Huawei expects 6G technologies to hit the market by around 2030, the company's rotating chairman, Eric Xu, recently said a Huawei global analyst conference."We think 6G will be on the market by around 2030, but we don't really know what 6G is yet. Our industry expects to launch something that will contribute to businesses and consumers by around 2030, just like we have done for 4G... »

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T give up on their RCS partnership
2021-04-14 18:30 EST by Daniela

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have ended the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI), the joint venture they formed in 2019 to push RCS texting, according to Light Reading. Verizon told the publication that "[t]he owners of the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative decided to end the joint venture effort." The spokesperson added that while that's the case, the owners "remain committed to enhancing... »

The FCC wants to know how fast your internet connection is
2021-04-13 18:00 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission is asking more Americans to use its speed test app to help improve the accuracy of its broadband speeds throughout the US. The tool is being used as part of a larger effort at the agency to improve its maps to get a clearer picture of broadband in America.The FCC's official speed test app is live on the App Store, allowing customers to test the performance... »

Microsoft buys speech recognition firm Nuance
2021-04-12 17:55 EST by Daniela

Microsoft is acquiring voice recognition company Nuance Communications as it competes with other cloud companies for a share of the healthcare market.Nuance is best known for its Dragon software, which uses deep learning to transcribe speech and improves its accuracy over time by adapting to a user's voice. Nuance has licensed this tech for many services and applications, including, most... »

Asus RT-AX68U Wireless Router
AX2700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

With a total networking speed of 2700Mbps (861Mbps @ 2.4GHz + 1802Mbps @ 5GHz) - RT-AX68U is 1.6X faster than 802.11ac 3X3 dual-band routers.

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is engineered to cope with multiple devices, providing up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency. WiFi 6 provides increased WiFi signal range and better coverage of up to 80% farther.

AiProtection Pro with Advanced Parental... »

TP-Link RE603X Wireless Range Extender
AX1800 Wi-Fi Range Extender

RE603X wirelessly connects to your existing router and boosts more WiFi signals throughout your home, allowing you to enjoy smooth WiFi 6 network experiences everywhere with fast speed, capacity, and coverage.

OneMesh is a simple way to form a Mesh network with a single WiFi name for seamless whole home coverage. Just connect a OneMesh range extender to a OneMesh router.

Smart Roaming... »

Hitron CODA-5519 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 VoIP Cable Gateway

The CODA-5519 is a router that will be used as the heart of your wireless home. It will offer strong WiFi that will cover most houses. The CODA-5519 has the capability to receive 5Gbps bi-directional based on 2 OFDM + 32 QAM downstream channels and with 2 OFDMA + 8 upstream channels over its DOCSIS 3.1 interface.

The integrated Wi-Fi 4x4 2.4 GHz 802.11ax and 4x4 5 GHz 802.11ax dual band... »

Asus RT-AX82U Wireless Router
AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router

The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX82U automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just connect your gaming PC or console to the special LAN port to give you a fast, stable connection that's always at the head of the queue.

Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service) lets you keep your network running smoothly by prioritizing network traffic. You can... »

Actiontec T3260 DSL Wireless Router
Bonded VDSL Wireless AC Gateway Router

The Actiontec T3260 is a single platform device that supports universal WAN access, FTTN, FTTdp, FTTB, or FTTP deployments. This gateway supports ADSL2+, VDSL2, vectoring,, Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber (SFP Cage for EPON/GPON).

Using dual-band WiFi, the T3260 supports extreme wireless speeds up to 2.3 Gbps. Quad-stream 4×4 architecture lets subscribers stream multiple HD videos... »

TP-Link Archer AX73 Wireless Router
AX5400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Archer AX73 provides a total of 5400Mbps WiFi for faster browsing, streaming, and downloading, all at the same time: 5 GHz: 4804Mbps (802.11ax, HT160) + 2.4 GHz: 574Mbps (802.11ax).

Enjoy stable Wi-Fi connections, even in the kitchen and bedroom. High-Power FEM, 6× Antennas, Beamforming, and 4T4R structures combine to adapt Wi-Fi coverage to perfectly fit your home and concentrate signal... »

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... »

Windows 8, 10, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (42 comments)

Windows 10 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... »

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 (229 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 (49 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... »

TCP Congestion Control Algorithms Comparison
by Philip

TCPTCP congestion control and avoidance algorithms (CCAs) are an important connection tuning consideration, especially with high bandwidth/high latency broadband networks. Below is a list of the most commonly used algorithms that all aim to improve the traditional TCP congestion control algorithm as defined in RFC 2581. The algorithms have continued to evolve over the years, and are listed in below in loose chronological order, with their advantages and shortcomings. Current recommendations are in... »

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 (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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