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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:
AT&T announces first three cities to receive its 5G internet
2018-02-21 14:16 EST by Daniela

AT&T has announced it will first roll out 5G to three locations this year: Dallas, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Atlanta. The early mobile 5G deployments will be based on the newly accepted industry standard for 5G technology, which was affirmed in December by 3GPP, the international wireless standards body. The 5G network will be powered by technologies including software-defined networking (SDN) and... »

Samsung announces the world's largest SSD
2018-02-20 15:39 EST by Daniela

Samsung has announced a record-breaking SSD drive, that is the industry's largest SAS SSD. The Korean company has begun production of the massive 30.72 terabyte (TB) solid state drive called the PM1643.The drive uses a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface. Samsung claims it can reach 400,000 read and 50,000 write random IOPS, with sequential read and write speeds of 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s,... »

Google AI can predict heart disease
2018-02-19 15:26 EST by Daniela

Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person's risk of heart disease using machine learning. By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in... »

FCC blames Bitcoin mining for disrupting T-Mobile LTE service in Brooklyn
2018-02-16 14:46 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's broadband network.T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local residence were wreaking havoc on its broadband network.Agents for the Federal Communications... »

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker
2018-02-15 14:02 EST by Daniela

Google will now block annoying ads on its Chrome browser. Starting today, Chrome will automatically filter ads from sites that don't comply with the Better Ads Standards. The move comes more than eight months after the company announced plans to automatically block ads to enhance user experience as ads were reportedly disrupting online experience. The search giant is part of a group of online... »

Asus BRT-AC828 Wireless Router
AC2600 Dual-WAN VPN Wi-Fi Router

Dual-band AC2600 Wi-Fi not only allows fast and stable connections to multiple devices, but it also offers wider coverage — up to 100 meters on the 2.4GHz band in open areas. Even in complex office layouts, the 4x4 (4-transmit, 4-receive) MU-MIMO design with four external antennas and fine-tuned power output ensures optimized reception for the best possible performance.

For the ultimate... »

ADB / Pirelli VV 5820 VoIP Gateway
1200Mbps VDSL2 VoIP router

VV 5820 is an integrated platform for triple-play services, combining a VDSL2 WAN uplink and ADSL2+ fallback option, for your wired/wireless data, Voice-over-IP and IPTV offers.

File and printer sharing is easy, users can simply plug a USB hard disk or a printer and share multimedia content across their home network.

ADB's home gateways are equipped with Epicentro, ADB's state-of-the-art... »

Netgear R6230 Wireless Router
Dual Band Gigabit AC1200 Smart WiFi Router

With up to 300+900Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, R6230 avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Simultaneous dual band WiFi provides two separate WiFi networks—2.4GHz for legacy devices and 5GHz which is less interference-prone for media streaming. The advanced QoS technology provides higher priority for media streaming... »

Sagemcom F@st 5350 DSL Wireless Router
VDSL2 Media Gateway

Sagemcom Fast 5350 is dedicated to the Triple-play ADSL2+/VDSL2 services with bonding and G.Vector capability, Wi-Fi 11n access and DECT CAT-iq 2.0 base (optional).

The router also features 1 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port and 5 10/100/1000 LAN... »

Sagemcom F@st 5310 DSL Wireless Router
VDSL2 Media Gateway

Sagemcom Fast 5310 is a compact auto-sensing ADSL2+ / VDSL2 type A-POTS gateway, dedicated to Triple-play VDSL2 services with G.Vector capability.

The router provides wireless speeds up to 300Mbps, thanks to the 802.11n standard.

2 FXS ports are available for VoIP services. A built-in SPI firewall protects the network against intruders.

The router features native IPv6... »

Arris Touchstone TG2492 Cable Gateway
24x8 EuroDOCSIS VoIP Gateway with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

The Touchstone TG2492 is a EuroDOCSIS 3.0 home telephony gateway supporting 24 x 8 channel bonding for up to 960Mbps of broadband data.

It combines two FXS ports of carrier-grade VoIP, a 4-port gigabit router, and a dual band 802.11ac wireless access point with battery back-up into a single integrated device.

The router supports wireless transmission speed of up to 1600Mbps (1300ac +... »

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 (227 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 (30 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 (36 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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