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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:
Disney's password-sharing crackdown is starting soon
2023-09-29 18:18 EST by Daniela

It seems Disney is following Netflix's lead and cracking down on users who share their streaming service passwords with friends and family. According to Canadian Disney Plus users, a new subscriber agreement was recently released that included a terms section about account sharing, which seems to indicate that the company plans to curb password sharing."Unless otherwise permitted by your Service... »

Starlink's Starshield wins contract with US Space Force
2023-09-28 19:38 EST by Daniela

SpaceX has won its first contract with the US Space Force to provide satellite communications via Starshield, Bloomberg reports. Announced last December, SpaceX describes Starshield as a "secured satellite network for government entities," offered alongside its civilian-focused Starlink satellite internet service. Bloomberg notes that the Starshield services will be provided over SpaceX's... »

FCC announces plans to reinstate net neutrality rules
2023-09-27 16:45 EST by Daniela

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to reinstate landmark net neutrality rules meant to guarantee fair access to the internet and its information, five years after they were repealed by then-president Donald Trump in 2018.Previous net neutrality rules adopted in 2015 classified broadband service under public utility rules and prevented internet service providers... »

The FTC accuses Amazon of 'monopolistic practices' in long-expected antitrust suit
2023-09-26 15:08 EST by Daniela

The Federal Trade Commission and more than a dozen state attorneys general have filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the e-commerce giant has unlawfully leveraged its market dominance to stamp out would-be competitors.The FTC accuses the online retailer of monopolistic practices, including preventing merchants from offering lower prices on other platforms and forcing... »

A ransomware group claims to have breached 'all Sony systems'
2023-09-25 17:54 EST by Daniela

A ransomware group is claiming to have stolen data from Sony and is offering to sell it after the company refuses to pay. While the attack has not been verified, it is reported that the group is known to have stolen data from other victims in the past, and has provided apparent proof that the hack took place.Cyber Security Connect calls the proof-of-hack data uploaded by "not... »

CC&C WX-9601 Wireless Router
3000Mbps Wireless Router

WX-9601 is using the MediaTek solution which supports 567+2402Mbps PHY rate.

It fully complies with IEEE 802.11ax and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards, offering feature-rich wireless connectivity.

Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet ports and compatible to other wireless (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) networking device.

MU-MIMO TX/RX, MU-OFDMA TX/RX, Beamforming,... »

Mercusys MR80X Wireless Router
AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Doubling the bandwidth with 160 MHz channels, MR80X unlocks the limits of the previous channel width and provides next-level speeds for your devices. With WiFi 6 speeds up to 3 Gbps, finish large-file downloads in minutes and experience stunning 4K streaming without lag.

Streaming or gaming on multiple devices brings more fun without dragging down performance. MR80X supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO... »

TP-Link Deco X5700 Mesh Wireless
AX5700 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

Deco X5700's built-in smart antennas use intelligent algorithms to auto-detect other Deco units and establish a stronger backhaul between one another to deliver seamless coverage to every corner of your home.

With 8 simultaneous streams, a WiFi 6 powered tri-band network boosts overall speeds up to 5700 Mbps, ideal to meet the data needs of all your devices - especially for demanding... »

TP-Link Deco X73-DSL Mesh Wireless
AX5400 VDSL Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router with VoIP

Armed with WiFi 6 technology, Deco whole home mesh WiFi is designed to deliver a boost in coverage, speed, and total capacity.

The Deco X73-DSL features Super VDSL (VDSL2 Profile 35b), the latest generation of DSL technology. Downstream is increased by up to 350 Mbps, 3.5x faster than its VDSL2 predecessor.

It supports WiFi 6 speeds up to 5.4 Gbps - 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) and 574 Mbps (2.4... »

Mercusys MR60X Wireless Router
AX1500 WiFi 6 Router

By combining 1024-QAM and a long OFDM symbol, MR60X delivers gigabit fast speeds up to 1500 Mbps for all your WiFi devices – 1201 Mbps on 5 GHz and 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. Game online, watch 4K videos, and crank up everything to the highest settings without lag.

The latest WiFi 6 standard implements advanced technology designed to deliver more simultaneous stable connections, extend WiFi range,... »

Asus RP-AX58 Wireless Range Extender
AX3000 Dual-band WiFi 6 Range Extender

Supporting WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard, RP-AX58 offers better capacity, efficiency, and low latency WiFi.

The RP-AX58 provides 160 MHz bandwidth for faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of up to 3,000 Mbps, the RP-AX58 is 2.5X faster than a WiFi 5 2x2 dual-band repeater. With up to 4X higher network capacity, it can handle more streaming, gaming, and smart home devices... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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 (45 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 (58 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,... »

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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