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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:
Apple servers hacked by a teenager
2018-08-17 09:38 EST by Philip

An Australian 16 years old high-school student hacked into Apple servers, downloading 90GB of supposedly "secure" files and may have accessed customer accounts. The hacker broke into the servers repeatedly using "authorized keys" which grant log-in access to users.After detecting the unauthorized access, Apple reported it to the FBI, which launched an investigation with the cooperation with the... »

Intel reveals three new L1TF chip vulnerabilities
2018-08-16 07:51 EST by Philip

Intel disclosed three chip vulnerabilities that could allow malicious software access to sensitive computer memory data, according to a company blog post on Tuesday.Academics and private sector researchers identified new "speculative execution side-channel method" vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs. Vulnerabilities are referred to as L1TF (L1 Terminal Fault), but they were initially named... »

The SEC investigating Tesla regarding its potential plans to go private
2018-08-15 17:11 EST by Philip

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly sent subpoenas to the California-based automaker Tesla regarding its potential plans to go private. The subpoenas are intended to help the SEC determine whether or not Elon Musk's tweets and blog posts considering taking the company private, and that he had the necessary funding lined up "intentionally misled investors."A subpoena would be one... »

Google tracks you even if you don't want it to
2018-08-13 16:21 EST by Daniela

A recent investigation by Associated Press has found that Google records your movements even when you explicitly ask it not to. For example, if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get certain automatic weather updates, or search for things in your browser. The Google support page for managing and deleting your Location History says that... »

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 9
2018-08-10 16:25 EST by Daniela

South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone Thursday, its latest effort to address flagging sales of the high-functioning gadgets. Samsung's new focus marks a shift away from its previous positioning of the Note as a multi-tasking device popular with graphic designers and artists.The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 –... »


ZyXEL VMG8924-B30D DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC/N VDSL2 Combo WAN Gigabit IAD

The Zyxel VMG8924-B30D Dual-Band Wireless AC/N VDSL2 Combo WAN Gigabit IAD features Vectoring technology to eliminate cross-talk or interference among different VDSL lines.

With the mechanism, Vectoring significantly increases the bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enlarge the service coverage without changing the current infrastructure – a way to save cost... »

D-Link DIR-867 Wireless Router
AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

DIR-867 is designed to supports 3x3 streams MU-MIMO Technology that allows multiple devices to get high bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time. It has high gain antennas to provide great coverage throughout the whole home.

Independent data streams are delivered to each device on the network for combined speeds of up to 1750Mbps (450 Mbps in 2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps in 5GHz).

SmartBeam Forming... »

Inseego / Novatel MiFi M100 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The MiFi M100 turns a cellular connection into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, whenever you need it. The hotspot supports LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17.

The MiFi brand of mobile hotspots puts security first, so you can rest assured that your information is protected lock and key. Advanced security features include hacker prevention, corporate VPN compatibility, password protection and... »

Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Netis DL4323D DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Router

The Netis DL4323D is a 3-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL2+ modem, 4-port NAT router and 300Mbps wireless N access point. It is designed to provide end-users an one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high-speed Internet access over wired/wireless network.

The DL4323D provides some practical functions, such as Port Mapping for IPTV, Ethernet WAN, SNMP, IPv6,... »

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 (35 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 (39 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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