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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:
Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane reaches space
2018-12-13 17:46 EST by Daniela

Virgin Galactic's tourism space shuttle SpaceShipTwo on Thursday flew more than 50 miles above the earth's surface, reaching a height considered by the U.S. Air Force and other government agencies to be the boundary of space.The two pilots on board Virgin Galactic's spacecraft Unity became the company's first astronauts. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was on hand to watch the historic... »

FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages
2018-12-12 18:17 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Wednesday in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unwanted messages. The reclassification only applies to SMS and MMS and not the next-generation texting standard, RCS. Because of a "lack of discussion of RCS and RTT in the record," the FCC is making no... »

TP-Link introduces new 802.11ax wireless routers
2018-12-11 18:03 EST by Daniela

TP-Link today unveiled two new WiFi routers—the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as WiFi 6.The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first 802.11ax WiFi router. It boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5 GHz band, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi. A 1.8GHz quad-core... »

Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users
2018-12-10 18:46 EST by Daniela

Google will shut down its social network Google+ sooner than previously announced, due to a newly found bug that affects 52.5 million users. So the network sunset will happen in April of 2019, instead of in August.The bug in question exposed information including names, email addresses, occupations, and ages between November 7th and November 13th. Google said it has fixed it and will begin... »

Microsoft will move to Chromium-based Edge browser
2018-12-07 15:12 EST by Daniela

Microsoft on Thursday said it intends to use the open-source Chromium browser engine in the desktop version of its Edge browser, promising the two per cent of global internet users who favor Edge an improved web experience.Moving to the open source code base will allow Microsoft to expand Edge availability. Currently, it's limited to Windows 10, but the new version will work on the older but... »


Motorola MD1600 DSL Wireless Router
AC1600 VDSL2/ADSL2+ WiFi Gigabit Router

The MD1600 combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem with a full-featured AC1600 WiFi Gigabit router to assure high-speed connection to the Internet for all your WiFi and Ethernet devices.

The router delivers Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.

It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN ports for optional connection to computers, HDTVs, tablets, game stations, and other Ethernet-capable devices. A USB 2.0 host... »

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... »

Prolink PRN3003L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

PROLiNK PRN3003L 4G LTE Wireless-N Router 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 PRN3003L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Supports WPS configuration via a... »

Motorola MR2600 Wireless Router
AC2600 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range

Router features include 4x4 dual-band WiFi with Beamforming and Wave 2 MU-MIMO, a USB 3.0 port with DLNA media sharing, a Dual Core processor, Smart Quality of Service (QoS), a user-friendly firewall, IPv4 and IPv6 support, parental controls, guest network capability, and more.

Four external, adjustable antennas provide 4X4 performance for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections. 802.11ac Wave2... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

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... »

Windows 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »

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 (36 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 (44 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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