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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:
FCC moves ahead with $9 billion Rural 5G Fund
2020-10-28 19:10 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission today launched the 5G Fund for Rural America, a 10-year, $9 billion program designed to help close the nation's digital divide. The Report and Order adopted Tuesday at the FCC's open meeting sets up the 5G Fund for Rural America that includes up to $8 billion in Universal Service Fund (USF) dollars to be awarded in the first phase of a multi-round reverse... »

T-Mobile launches TVision streaming service
2020-10-27 20:32 EST by Daniela

T-Mobile unveiled an overhauled version of its TVision television service on Tuesday morning, along with a new TV streaming device, launching a new challenge to the cable industry and jumping into a crowded and competitive field of video platforms.The carrier has already been moving into the TV market with the acquisition of Layer3 and the subsequent launch of TVision Home last year. However,... »

Facebook rolls out a new cloud gaming service on Android, Web
2020-10-26 18:36 EST by Daniela

Facebook is the latest tech giant to get into the world of cloud gaming — but the company's offering is quite a bit different than the competition. Unlike Amazon or Google, which both offer standalone cloud gaming services for a fee, Facebook is introducing cloud games to its existing app — several of which are playable right now.Facebook's service will launch on the desktop web and Android,... »

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware
2020-10-23 18:45 EST by Daniela

The US Treasury Department announced sanctions today against a Russian research institute for its role in developing Triton, a malware strain designed to attack industrial equipment.The Triton malware was used by hackers in 2017 to target a petrochemical plant in the Middle East, successfully disrupting operations, and again last year to scan and probe at least 20 U.S. electric facilities for... »

PayPal will soon let users buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency
2020-10-22 17:50 EST by Daniela

PayPal is launching its own cryptocurrency service, allowing people to buy, hold and sell digital currency on its site and applications. PayPal is partnering with Paxos Trust Company, a regulated company that holds both physical and digital assets, to power the service in the US. At first, users will be able to buy four cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. This... »


TP-Link TD-W9960 DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N VDSL/ADSL Router

VDSL2 technology delivers VDSL broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps simultaneously in both the upstream and downstream directions. The integrated DSL port supports all standard DSL connections for compatibility with most ISPs.

With 300Mbps wireless speeds on the 2.4GHz band and 4 megabit LAN ports, the TD-W9960 is perfect for streaming in HD, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive... »

Netgear RAX15 Wireless Router
AX1800 4-Stream WiFi 6 Router

The Netgear 4-Stream AX1800 WiFi 6 Router, built with the latest generation WiFi 6 technology, provides speeds up to 1.8Gbps (2.4GHz: 600Mbps, 40/20 MHz 1024/256-QAM + 5GHz: 1200Mbps, 80/40/20 MHz 1024-QAM) and greater capacity to handle more devices on your network, ensuring that you can enjoy fast speed and reliable streaming.

Quad-core processor ensures performance for concurrent real-time... »

Linksys E5350 Wireless Router
Dual-Band AC1000 WiFi Router

The Linksys AC1000 Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router delivers enhanced speed, range, and security for all your networking needs. With speeds up to 1000Mbps (N300 + AC700), you'll be able to swiftly stream HD, surf, email, game, browse, and chat.

With its dedicated 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the AC1000 Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router doubles the bandwidth to maximize throughput while keeping interference to a... »

Tenda AC7 Wireless Router
AC1200 Smart Dual-Band WiFi Router

AC7 is a robust and stable dual-band WiFi router dedicated for large houses with multiple rooms. It complies with the 5th generation of 802.11ac wave2 standard and boasts a concurrent dual-band throughput up to 1167 Mbps.

With the independent power amplifier, Beamforming+ technology, and 5 external 5dBi antennas, AC7 penetrates one more wall than ordinary routers.

Powered by the robust... »

Mercusys AC10 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router

Complying with the 802.11ac standard, AC10 delivers fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 1200Mbps, which is 3× faster than the speed of the previous 802.11n standard. Choose the 300Mbps (2.4 GHz) for internet surfing, email, and social media or 867Mbps (5 GHz) for bandwidth-intensive tasks like HD streaming and gaming.

Four external 5dBi antennas powered with advanced antenna technology provide users with... »

D-Link COVR-2200 Wireless Router
AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Each COVR-2200 router comes equipped with high-power amplifiers covering up to 3,500 sq. ft (325 sqm) with high-speed Wi-Fi - 2200Mbps (866Mbps + 866Mbps + 400Mbps). And with six antennas and MU-MIMO technology, you can finally bury those annoying Wi-Fi dead zones.

Тhe COVR-2200 AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router lets you unlock previously restricted DFS channels using 5GHz spectrum. With... »


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 (40 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 (48 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... »

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)... »

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... »


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