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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:
Apple now officially owns Shazam
2018-09-25 13:32 EST by Daniela

Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The deal was announced back in December 2017, but for a while it looked like European regulators might step in and throw a wrench in the works. European Union regulators launched an investigation of the acquisition in April over concerns the Apple-Shazam marriage might unfairly give Apple Music a... »

Facebook will launch its Portal video chat device next week
2018-09-21 15:48 EST by Daniela

Facebook is apparently set to release its own video chat device, "Portal", next week. The hardware will work a little like the Echo Show, Amazon's video-enabled smart speaker. Concerns over the diminishing public trust in Facebook led to the inclusion of a privacy shutter in front of Portal's wide-angle video camera. The device uses artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize and follow people... »

Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach
2018-09-20 16:37 EST by Daniela

Online retailer Newegg suffered a security breach that left customer credit card details exposed for around a month, according to a new report. The site was hit by the same hackers behind the recently disclosed British Airways breach, as well as a previous one involving Ticketmaster in the UK. Customers impacted by the security issue will be notified by email.The data exposure was found by cyber... »

YouTube to kill Gaming App, moves content to new hub
2018-09-19 11:33 EST by Daniela

Google is going to kill its YouTube Gaming app and folding some of the features into a new gaming destination on its main site. The Google-owned video sharing site on Tuesday launched a new gaming hub, where you can browse uploaded videos and live streams.In 2015, YouTube launched a separate app dedicated to games and helping gamers find more videos. YouTube Gaming — the app and desktop... »

FCC head Ajit Pai slams California's net neutrality bill
2018-09-18 17:41 EST by Daniela

Lawmakers in California passed a bill last month that would ensure net neutrality regulations are state law, but Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai has slammed the new measure. In a speech on Friday at the Maine Policy Heritage Center, Pai called the newly passed bill "egregious" and "illegal."If approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, the bill would ban internet service providers from... »


Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Inseego / Novatel MiFi M100 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The MiFi M100 turns a cellular connection into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, whenever you need it. The hotspot supports LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17.

The MiFi brand of mobile hotspots puts security first, so you can rest assured that your information is protected lock and key. Advanced security features include hacker prevention, corporate VPN compatibility, password protection and... »

Prolink PRN3005L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3005L is a 4G LTE wireless router that lets you access and share a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

With 2T2R MIMO Wireless technology, the PROLiNK PRN3005L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Share the 4G LTE network... »

TP-Link Archer C2700 Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

With Intel technology at the heart of TP-Link Archer C2700, the router delivers consistent signal strength on multiple devices at the same time. It also helps minimize interference between different radio frequencies, and accelerates wired and wireless transmission simultaneously. Keep your connections fast and uninterrupted!

TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro, helps to protect your... »

Asus GT-AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Tri-band WiFi Gaming Router (ROG Rapture)

The GT-AX11000 is a 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh wifi system and AiProtection network security.

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5X faster transmit... »

Netis WF2411R Wireless Router
150Mbps Wireless N Router

The Netis WF2411R 150Mbps Wireless N Router is a combined wired and wireless device for SOHO network applications.

It's compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 150Mbps, offering a better performance on web surfing, emailing, and file sharing.

WF2411R also supports multi-wireless modes including AP, WDS, AP+WDS, Repeater, Client, to expand your... »


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 (35 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 (39 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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