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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:
US Supreme Court says states can collect online sales tax
2018-06-22 16:46 EST by Daniela

The Supreme Court changed the landscape of online shopping Thursday, freeing state governments to compel retailers beyond their borders to collect sales-tax revenue from consumers and giving a boost to brick-and-mortar stores.The decision will have a huge impact on American ecommerce, with large companies required to calculate, charge and hand over billions of dollars through dozens of different... »

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... »

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... »

Planet WDRT-1202AC Wireless Router
1200Mbps 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router with USB

Planet WDRT-1202AC supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard, dual band, and Gigabit LAN and WAN, providing wireless speed of 867Mbps in the 5GHz frequency band and 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency band at the same time.

The WDRT-1202AC allows for multiple local users to access the Internet via a single external IP address using NAT. It also provides Port Forwarding for a specific LAN PC to act... »

Planex DB-WRT01 Wireless Router
300Mbps Danboard Wireless Router

The is a microUSB-powered wireless router. It supports 300Mbps wireless speed. A WPS button is available. The router supports separate guest SSID.

With the formal Authorization from Kaiyodo, you could combine DB-WRT01 with Revoltech Danboard. The router has a switch for LED On/Off/Status mode. It comes with sparkling eyes the same as the original... »

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... »

Planet WRE-1200 Wireless Range Extender
1200Mbps 802.11ac Dual Band Wall Plug WiFi Range Extender

The WRE-1200 supports Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and conforms to IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band standard technology, providing wireless speed of up to 300+867Mbps.

With the WRE-1200, Wi-Fi coverage can be doubled to the point where dead zones can be eliminated. Plug the WRE-1200 directly into an electrical outlet and double the signal coverage of your Wi-Fi network for better Wi-Fi quality... »

TP-Link RE205 Wireless Range Extender
AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender

The RE205 lets you keep more devices connected at the same time with its 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 433Mbps dual bands. Use the 2.4GHz band to send email and browse the web, and the 5GHz band for gaming and HD streaming.

RE205 is more than a wireless range extender. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into its Ethernet port to easily turn your wired internet connection into a dual-band wireless access... »

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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