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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:
Bluetooth vulnerability allows intercepting traffic
2019-08-16 16:54 EST by Daniela

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the technology's standards, has issued a security notice for what the researchers are calling Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack."The KNOB attack can be conducted remotely or by maliciously modifying few... »

Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats
2019-08-15 17:18 EST by Daniela

Microsoft amended its privacy policy and other pages to make it clear human workers are listening to recorded conversations and commands to improve the services. "We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a better job specifying that humans sometimes review this content," a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard, which spotted the policy tweaks.Tech companies in the... »

Amazon's Rekognition software can now detect fear
2019-08-14 17:08 EST by Daniela

Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect "fear" by reading a person's face. Rekognition is one of many Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services available for developers. It can be used for facial analysis or sentiment analysis, which identifies different expressions and predicts emotions from images of people's faces. The service uses artificial intelligence to... »

The FCC approves new funding for rural broadband expansion
2019-08-13 17:25 EST by Daniela

The FCC has recently approved $121 million in funding to boost the rollout of rural broadband connectivity. This funding should bring serviceable internet speeds to roughly 36,579 homes and business across 16 US states. The providers will begin receiving funding later this month."As we continue to authorize funds to expand broadband in rural America, I am excited to see the benefits for rural... »

Huawei launches its own operating system
2019-08-12 17:31 EST by Daniela

Huawei has launched its own operating system — the HongmengOS, known in English as the HarmonyOS. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create a shared ecosystem across devices. The operating system will be released as an open-source platform worldwide to... »


TP-Link Archer AX6000 Wireless Router
AX6000 Wireless Router

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.

AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM delivers wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) and 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

OFDMA increases average throughput by... »

Hawking HW17ACM Wireless Access Point
1750Mbps Wireless Access Point

The HW17ACM provides simultaneous operation in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz range, giving maximum flexibility. All computers and wireless-enabled network devices (including tablets, smartphone, ultrabooks, smart tvs, etc.) can connect to this wireless access point. IEEE 802.11ac wireless connectivity also gives you wireless transfer speeds up to 1750Mbps.

The HW17ACM has a magnetic wall mount kit... »

D-Link DIR-3060 Wireless Router
EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router

EXO takes your combined Wi-Fi speeds up to new highs of 400 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 866 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1733 Mbps (5 GHz).

With the DIR-3060, you're also enjoying features such as an integrated mesh for a higher coverage network, an automatically optimizing QoS with a built-in speedtest, an automatic firmware update system that ensures the best protection and the latest features, and compatibility... »

D-Link DWR-720 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
HSPA+ Mobile Router

D-Link's DWR-720 HSPA+ Mobile Router uses your mobile 3G Internet connection to give you a simple and fast Wi-Fi network anywhere you need one. Instead of being confined to one Internet-connected device through a USB dongle, the DWR-720 allows you to create and share a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere you have a 3G signal.

The compact size means you can conveniently take it with you and share your... »

TP-Link Archer C4000 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Archer C4000 powers through every service, thread and application running on your network with a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and delivers fast, lag-free connections to gaming, streaming and mobile devices.

AC4000 tri-band WiFi delivers up to 1625Mbps on each 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - a total of 4000Mbps.

512Mb of RAM and three additional WiFi processors support the... »

Askey AP5630W Mesh Wireless
Wireless Mesh Access Point

Since the AP5630W is 802.11k/v/r compliant, it allows multiple wireless nodes to connect with each other without having an Access Point between them, thus providing reliable connectivity between each node, using best path selection technology that minimizes convergence risks for latency-sensitive video traffic.

Tri-band, this AP has a dedicated backhaul connection that helps maximize internet... »


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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