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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 Pay is now accepted at Target and Taco Bell
2019-01-22 15:17 EST by Daniela

Apple Pay officially expanded today to two massive U.S. merchants — Target stores and Taco Bell restaurants — as well as smaller but still significant locations such as Jack in the Box restaurants, Hy-Vee supermarkets, and Speedway convenience stores."With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 per cent of all retail locations across the country... »

France fines Google $57 million over data transparency
2019-01-21 16:30 EST by Daniela

The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m ($56.8 million USD) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.The penalty is the biggest yet imposed under a new European privacy law that went into effect in 2018. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives Europeans more control over... »

Court rejects FCC request to delay net neutrality case
2019-01-18 14:25 EST by Daniela

A federal appeals court denied the Federal Communications Commission's request to postpone oral arguments in a court battle over the agency's decision to repeal its net neutrality rules.Earlier this week, the FCC sought to postpone oral arguments in the case, which are set to begin next month. In its motion, the agency claimed that the resources needed to advance its case were hamstrung by the... »

Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech
2019-01-17 18:23 EST by Daniela

Fossil is selling $40 million of smartwatch technology to Google, the company announced Thursday. According to the companies, the deal will see Google acquire a smartwatch intellectual property and the portion of Fossil's R&D team that currently supports it. However, Fossil will retain an R&D team with over 200 people and keep creating smartwatches, which it notes have become the company's... »

Netflix prices rise across all tiers in the US
2019-01-16 17:33 EST by Daniela

Netflix has raised its prices for U.S. viewers, as the company invests in original content amid growing competition from other streaming services."We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience for the benefit of our members," Netflix says.The basic $8-per-month streaming plan will be raised to $9. The next tier,... »


Netis WF2419E Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N Router

The Netis router WF2419E offers 300Mbps high speed to connect your computers, smartphones, wireless cameras and other Wi-Fi devices.

Bundled with two MIMO 5dBi high gain antennas, it ensures a better wireless coverage and allows you to enjoy the wireless freedom anywhere around your home.

The device offers multiple wireless modes- AP, Repeater, AP+WDS, WDS, Client. It provides easy... »

Netgear CM1150V VoIP Gateway
Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem For Xfinity Voice

Netgear Nighthawk ultra-high speed cable modem for Xfinity Voice (CM1150V) delivers gigabit speed cable internet and call clarity.

This high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports all of today's internet service plans and is designed for the fastest internet speed tiers in near future.

CM1150V includes two telephones ports that automatically prioritize voice over internet for clear... »

Tenda AC10U Wireless Router
AC1200 Smart Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Router

AC10U offers dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wave 2.0 Wi-Fi. Its 1GHz CPU and 128MB DDR3 provide high performance in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps.

With the USB port supported, you can make AC10U a sharing center of your home.

AC10U is a high-performance... »

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,... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »


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 (36 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 (44 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 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »


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