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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:
China-based espionage campaign targets satellite in the US
2018-06-21 11:51 EST by Daniela

A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and South-east Asia, cyber-security organisation Symantec announced.Symantec noticed the attacks in January, when the company's security software triggered an alert at a "large telecoms operator" in Southeast Asia.... »

TP-Link announces new Deco M9 Plus mesh wireless system
2018-06-20 06:57 EST by Daniela

TP-Link today announced availability of the Deco M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand's lineup of mesh solutions. TP-Link's Deco M9 Plus features AC2200 speeds and tri-band Wi-Fi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices.The Deco... »

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers
2018-06-19 16:48 EST by Daniela

Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users.The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without the device owners' knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been... »

Sprint, T-Mobile file merger request with FCC today
2018-06-18 16:59 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the regulatory review for T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint. The two wireless companies announced Sunday (April 29) that they had struck a deal to merge that valued the combined company at $146 billion (including debt).The new company will be named T-Mobile, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere will serve as chief executive... »

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner
2018-06-15 06:56 EST by Daniela

AT&T said Thursday it's completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a day earlier than previously expected. Earlier this week, Judge Richard Leon had approved AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the government's antitrust objections."The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in... »

D-Link DSL-2885A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

The D-Link DSL-2885A Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router shares your DSL Internet connection over Wireless AC, and uses advanced AC beamforming technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal.

It also comes equipped with a Gigabit WAN port, two USB ports, and four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports. Multiple... »

Prolink PRC5601LW Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-AC Router

The PROLiNK PRC5601LW is a 4G LTE Wireless-AC Router that lets you access and broadcast a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps (Cat4) simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

Combined with a 2T2R MIMO Wireless technology, the PRC5601LW can handle wireless data speeds of up to 1200Mbps (886.7Mbps + 300Mbps), ensuring that you get the best web experience to meet your... »

Planex DB-WEX01 Wireless Range Extender
300Mbps Wireless Range Extender

The DB-WEX01 is a microUSB-powered wireless range extender. It supports 300Mbps wireless speed. A WPS button is available.

This extender allows you to promote your business with WiFi connection. Redirect users to access specific URL by the SSID for Guest.

With the formal Authorization from Kaiyodo, you could combine DB-WEX01 with Revoltech Danboard. The extender has a switch for LED... »

Phicomm K3 Wireless Router
AC3150 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Phicomm K3 features advanced Broadcom BCM4709 Cortex A9 dual-core CPU and 512MB RAM, allowing more devices to connect simultaneously.

The router provides simultaneous dual-band speed up to 3167Mbps (2.4GHz 1000Mbps and 5GHz 2167Mbps).

The K3 has one USB 3.0 port with TUXERA drive, 1 Gigabit WAN + 3 Gigabit LAN with up to 1000 Mbps WAN-LAN throughput.

8 Built-in high-gain antennas offer... »

Loopcomm LP-2036 Wireless Router
High Power AC1750 Wi-Fi Router

The LP-2036 high power Wi-Fi router with next generation 802.11ac brings 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps) wireless speeds.

The device is equipped with 12 amplifiers, 3 high gain, dual band antennas.

The LP-2036 provides QoS bandwidth management. It also supports IPv6.

One USB port allows users to connect storage devices for local or remote FTP... »

Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router

KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak 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 (33 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 (37 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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