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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:
Twitter is building a "subscription platform"
2020-07-08 17:48 EST by Daniela

Twitter is reportedly working on creating a subscription platform for its social network, according to a new job listing. As a result of the news, Twitter Inc. shares rose as much as 12% Wednesday."We are building a subscription platform, one that can be reused by other teams in the future. This is a first for Twitter!" according to the posting. "Gryphon is a team of web engineers who are closely... »

US could ban TikTok, Sec. Mike Pompeo says
2020-07-07 11:37 EST by Daniela

The US is considering banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the White House is 'looking at' the possibility. His comments come amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China and as scrutiny on TikTok and Chinese technology firms continues to grow. "We've worked on this very issue for a long time, whether it was the problem of having... »

Tesla mocks shortsellers with sale of red satin shorts
2020-07-06 17:20 EST by Daniela

Elon Musk has made good on his promise to release "Tesla short shorts". Over the weekend, the Tesla founder and CEO unveiled a pair of red satin shorts on Tesla's online store in an apparent dig at naysayers and short-sellers. "Limited edition short shorts now available," Musk tweeted. Shortly afterwards, he tweeted at the popularity of the shorts "broke the [Tesla] website."The "Short Shorts" on... »

Facebook's TikTok clone Lasso will shut down this month
2020-07-03 15:40 EST by Daniela

Facebook has revealed its TikTok competitor Lasso will shut down on July 10. The end of Lasso comes as Facebook's Instagram is expanding the rollout of a TikTok-like feature dubbed Reels, which also is centered on videos up to 15 seconds set to music and audio clips.Launched in late 2018, Lasso was seen as Facebook's answer to TikTok that's gained ground with young users, both in China and in... »

Walmart to transform store parking lots into drive-in theaters
2020-07-02 16:08 EST by Daniela

The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will be transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in theaters. The Walmart screenings are set for August through October.Walmart announced the new plan on Twitter and has already launched a website dedicated to the new move. The drive-in theaters will arrive in partnership with Tribeca, according to Walmart, which says that its new plan... »

Prolink PRT7011L Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
Smart 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

The PROLiNK PRT7011L portable 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot provides high speed data transfer of up to 150Mbps and multiple user sharing of up to 11 users or devices concurrently.

The device also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that allows user to stay connected for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Aside from that, the device also comes with 4 LED lights on its front panel which displays a... »

TP-Link Archer GX90 Wireless Router
AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

The TP-Link Archer GX90 is an AX6600 tri-band WiFi 6 router with speeds of up to 6,600 Mbps and dedicated gaming band speeds of up to 4,808 Mbps. It offers software features like Game Accelerator, which prioritizes gaming streams.

There's also Game Statistics, allowing you to monitor your connection in terms of real-time latency, game duration and system performance.

1.8 GHz Quad-Core... »

Mercusys Halo S3 Mesh Wireless
300Mbps Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

With Mercusys Mesh Technology, Halo S3 works as a unified system to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home, covering up to 2,200 square feet.

Devices are intelligently connected to the Halo with the strongest signal and highest capacity. No more sudden signal drops or lagging Wi-Fi when you're walking around the house.

Halo S3 provides fast connections for over 40... »

Netgear EX2800 Wireless Range Extender
802.11ac Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network range, delivering AC dual band WiFi up to 750Mbps.

Optimize your existing WiFi network and extend it to hard-to-reach places with the next generation AC WiFi technology. Just plug it into any outlet and experience the difference.

Extend 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi up to 750Mbps & reduce interference. Smart LED indicators find the best... »

AVM FRITZ!Repeater 600 Wireless Range Extender
600Mbps Wireless Repeater

The FRITZ!Repeater increases the range of existing wireless networks in an extremely simple and efficient manner, making it suitable for extending wireless signal throughout your entire home. Intelligent Mesh repeating makes it easy to extend your home network without sacrificing speed.

With up to 600 Mbit/s in the 5-GHz band and 300 Mbit/s in the 2.4-GHz band, the FRITZ!Repeater ensures you... »

Mercusys MW330HP Wireless Router
300Mbps High Power Wireless N Router

The MW330HP uses Turbo button, stand-alone PA chip and high gain 7dBi antennas to provide a better wireless experience. With expanded Wi-Fi coverage and stable connections, you can enjoy the internet in every corner of your home.

Outperforming an internal PA part of CPU, stand-alone power amplifier (PA) provides up to 2x transmission power, ensuring your wireless signal is strong enough to... »

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 (40 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 (48 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... »

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)... »

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... »

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