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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:
Microsoft signed a cloud deal with AT&T
2019-07-18 18:18 EST by Daniela

AT&T and Microsoft have recently announced a multiyear partnership in which Microsoft Azure cloud will become the preferred cloud provider for AT&T's non-network applications. The deal is reportedly worth more than $2 billion. Aside from the 270K employees at AT&T that will now migrate to the Office 365 platform for office and collaboration needs, and the various apps and databases that AT&T... »

A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location
2019-07-17 17:59 EST by Daniela

Researchers have found a bug in the Bluetooth communication protocol that may expose iOS, macOS, and Microsoft users to device tracking. An academic team at Boston University (BU) uncovered the flaw, which exist in the periodically changing, randomized device addressing mechanism that many new-model Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices incorporate to prevent passive tracking. The vulnerability has... »

Amazon workers strike on Prime Day
2019-07-16 17:39 EST by Daniela

Employees and workers for the online retail behemoth Amazon in several countries — including the U.K., Poland, Spain, Germany, and the U.S. — went on strike or held rallies on Monday to protest unfair pay and working conditions ahead of the busiest days of the year for the company. The protests are also coming at a crucial time for the company, when for the first time it has extended Prime... »

Facebook hit by a record $5bn fine from the FTC
2019-07-15 16:49 EST by Daniela

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a fine of roughly $5 billion against Facebook for mishandling users' personal information. The settlement, which was reportedly voted along party lines, gaining support from the FTC's three Republicans while being rejected by its two Democrats, is the beginning of the end for the agency's probe of Facebook's alleged mishandling of more than 87 million... »

Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint suffers $32 million hack
2019-07-12 15:41 EST by Daniela

Japan's Bitpoint has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to suffer a suspected hacking attack after it reported the unauthorised withdrawal of $32m in company and customer funds. The exchange, which is owned by Remixpoint Inc., said about 2.5 billion yen of stolen funds belonged to customers, while Bitpoint owned the rest.The apparent hack emerged after an error appeared in the firm's... »


ZTE MF903 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot

ZTE MF903 is a 4G pocket WiFi router supporting LTE Category 4. It could achieve download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps.

The following bands are supported:
* FDD-LTE :B1/B3/B7/B8/B20(28)/B26
* TDD-LTE : B38/ B39/B40/ B41
* UMTS :B1/B2/B5/B8
* GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz

ZTE MF903 has a 5200mAh battery, which could charge other mobile devices such as... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »

Hitron CGNVM-2459 VoIP Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless VoIP Gateway

The CGNVM-2459 has the capacity to receive 960Mbps over its DOCSIS interface with twenty-four bonded channels. The integrated Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 802.11n and 5 GHz 802.11ac dual band MIMO Access Point improves customer experience extending range and coverage with blazing speeds. For wired clients, the four Gigabit Ethernet ports provides fast connections. MoCA 2.0 provides another extension... »

DrayTek VigorAP 903 Wireless Access Point
11ac Dual-Band Wireless Mesh AP + 5-Port GbE Switch

VigorAP 903 is 11ac Wave 2 dual-band wireless mesh access point with a 5-port LAN switch, port 1 supports 802.3at PoE-In. It delivers a total of 1300Mbps wireleess speeds (867 Mbps at 5GHz and 400 Mbps at 2.4GHz).

VigorAP 903 provides the flexibility and advanced features for professional users to take full management of the wireless network, including the mesh technology, which aims for... »

Netgear RAX200 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

The RAX200 is a Tri-band WiFi router with combined wireless speeds up to 11Gbps:
* 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps

With MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi 6 supports up to eight simultaneous streams for the number of users that can be served double at... »

DrayTek Vigor2620 LTE Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
VDSL2/ADSL2+ VPN Router with Built-in LTE

Vigor2620 LTE is a VDSL2/ADSL2+ router with embedded SIM card slots for 4G/LTE failover. It is equipped with 2x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, one of which is switchable to an additional backup WAN interface.

Vigor2620 LTE is a versatile router for a business network around 30 hosts. It can have two concurrent VPN tunnels to link to the main offices or provides remote access for Network Admins.... »


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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