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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:
New Android spyware can steal data in many ways
2018-01-19 15:51 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new piece of Android malware present in 53 different apps—one of which was downloaded more than 100,000 times. Dubbed GhostTeam after strings in the code, the malware was first published in April 2017 and was disguised in the official Android marketplace as utility apps, performance boosters, and social media video downloaders.GhostTeam... »

Google's Project Fi offers unlimited plan
2018-01-18 13:40 EST by Daniela

The Google Project Fi wireless service has added an unlimited data plan similar to those offered by carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. The feature is rolling out today to individual subscribers and group plans.Project Fi normally costs $20 for the first line, $15 for each additional phone line, $10 for each additional tablet, and $10 per 1GB of data. With Bill Protection, you won't pay... »

Bitcoin drops to half its peak price in a month
2018-01-17 14:07 EST by Daniela

Bitcoin fell below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk.Bitcoin had a stellar year in 2017, starting at around $800 and steadily gaining value, before touching an all-time high of $19,783 on December 17th. The cryptocurrency's price was buoyed as... »

Google to build three new underwater cables in 2019
2018-01-16 12:49 EST by Daniela

Google has announced plans to build three new underwater fiber-optic cables lining ocean areas from the Pacific to the North Sea, extending its private data network to regions competitors haven't touched with similar projects.The subsea cables include: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the United States to Denmark and Ireland; and Hong... »

Congress votes to extend US surveillance law
2018-01-15 15:58 EST by Daniela

The Senate voted 69 to 26 Thursday to start debate on the bill, which would extend for six years the National Security Agency's ability to collect from U.S. companies the emails and other communications of foreign targets located outside the United States. The vote came hours after the House voted 256 to 164 to approve the legislation and is a sign that lawmakers intend to move swiftly to pass... »


Amped Wireless B1900RT Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless Router

With a total of 14 advanced amplifiers and 4 high gain antennas (1 x Internal, 3 x External), B1900RT delivers maximum coverage and stability.

The B1900RT features a combination of 3 transmitters with 4 receivers and 4 antennas per frequency to blanket a home or office with multiple Wi-Fi streams for reliability, performance, and range.

Move faster than ever with fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to... »

Sitecom WLM-1000 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
3G Mobile Wireless Router

Thanks to the built-in 3G modem you can insert a SIM card and create a Wi-Fi hotspot to go online immediately, without any complicated configuration.

The 3G Mobile Wi-Fi Router supports HSPA+, an enhanced version of HSPA, that offers fast download speeds of up to 21,6 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5,76 Mbps. With HSPA+ being available almost everywhere around the world you can be sure to... »

Asus RT-AC2900 Wireless Router
AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO

NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology delivers 5GHz quad-stream (4x4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC2900 combined total speed of 2917Mbps.

RT-AC2900 has an extra internal 5GHz antenna to provide the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream performance, while RangeBoost significantly improves mid- to long-distance Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, RT-AC2900's top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor... »

D-Link COVR-C1203 Mesh Wireless
AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System

COVR-C1203 is a Dual-band AC1200 MU-MIMO mesh system. With COVR-C1203 you can cover up to 5,000 square feet. It has 2x3 internal antennas.

The system supports smart roaming to seamlessly hop from one access point to the next.
It utilizes band steering to automatically connect to either 2.4GHz or 5GHz, whichever has a stronger signal.

Wired dedicated backhaul is supported.

COVR-C1203... »

Open Mesh OM2P Wireless Access Point
150Mbps Access Point with External Antenna

The OM2P is a cloud-managed wireless access point. It features 23dBm power (200 mW) at even the highest speeds (5-8 dBi higher than most business class access points). With an external antenna with standard RP-SMA connector, it provides the the flexibility to work with 3rd-party external antennas.

Open Mesh OM2P access points are compatible with passive 12-24v PoE. (Note this is not 802.3af... »

Asus Blue Cave Wireless Router
AC2600 Dual-Band WiFi Router for Smart Home

On Blue Cave the four fully-optimized antennas outperform some external antennas by up to 28%. The location and orientation of the antennas relative to each other and to the internal circuitry was carefully decided by experiment to give the best possible WiFi signal in all directions: the widest coverage was attained with three vertical antennas and one horizontal.

The dual ASUS-designed... »


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 (28 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 (32 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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