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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:
Bluetooth vulnerability allows intercepting traffic
2019-08-16 16:54 EST by Daniela

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the technology's standards, has issued a security notice for what the researchers are calling Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack."The KNOB attack can be conducted remotely or by maliciously modifying few... »

Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats
2019-08-15 17:18 EST by Daniela

Microsoft amended its privacy policy and other pages to make it clear human workers are listening to recorded conversations and commands to improve the services. "We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a better job specifying that humans sometimes review this content," a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard, which spotted the policy tweaks.Tech companies in the... »

Amazon's Rekognition software can now detect fear
2019-08-14 17:08 EST by Daniela

Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect "fear" by reading a person's face. Rekognition is one of many Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services available for developers. It can be used for facial analysis or sentiment analysis, which identifies different expressions and predicts emotions from images of people's faces. The service uses artificial intelligence to... »

The FCC approves new funding for rural broadband expansion
2019-08-13 17:25 EST by Daniela

The FCC has recently approved $121 million in funding to boost the rollout of rural broadband connectivity. This funding should bring serviceable internet speeds to roughly 36,579 homes and business across 16 US states. The providers will begin receiving funding later this month."As we continue to authorize funds to expand broadband in rural America, I am excited to see the benefits for rural... »

Huawei launches its own operating system
2019-08-12 17:31 EST by Daniela

Huawei has launched its own operating system — the HongmengOS, known in English as the HarmonyOS. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create a shared ecosystem across devices. The operating system will be released as an open-source platform worldwide to... »


Arris Touchstone TG2482 VoIP Gateway
24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 VoIP Gateway

The TG2482 is a high-performance, high quality home gateway for the delivery of high-speed broadband, VoIP telephony and whole-home Wi-Fi. This feature-packed unit is intended to serve as the hub of the subscriber's network, connecting all IP capable devices (Internet, Data, Voice and Video) throughout the customer's premises. Featuring 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding, 4x4 802.11ac Dual-Band... »

Actiontec C2300A DSL Wireless Router
Bonded VDSL2/G.fast Wireless AC Gateway

With support for G.fast, G.vector, G.inp, Reference Noise Cancellation, and the option to add GPON/EPON on SFP, the C2300A offers advanced innovations in DSL for faster speeds over copper – including 1 Gbps on short loops.

Plus with pair-bonding, the C2300A can travel on two lanes rather than one, delivering the extended reach and high bit rates of the latest bonded VDSL technology for a... »

GL Technologies GL-X750-Ext Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
Spitz 4G LTE Smart Router

Spitz is a 3G/4G dual-band wireless router, widely used for smart home and IoT area. Running OpenWRT OS, you can compile your own firmware to fit for different application scenarios. It has built-in mini PCIe 3G/4G module to support different operators and can be used all over the world.

Spitz features built-in support for IoT wireless protocols. It works as a lightweight gateway connecting... »

Arris SBG10 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Wi-Fi Router

The Arris SURFboard SBG10 is a DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Dual-Band Concurrent AC Wi-Fi Access Point and 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router in one device.

It provides DOCSIS 3.0 download speeds up to 686 Mbps and 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds up to 1600... »

D-Link DIR-819 Wireless Router
Wireless AC750 Dual Band Router

The DIR-819 provides wireless speeds of up to a combined 750 Mbps (433 Mbps 802.11ac 5 GHz, plus 300 Mbps 802.11n 2.4 GHz).

With 3 High-Gain Antennas and MIMO technology, the DIR-819 avoids interference to deliver fast wireless speeds, improved coverage and reliable connections in and around your home.

The DIR-819 can pass through VPN sessions. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec... »

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... »


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 (39 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... »

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... »

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)... »

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... »


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