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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:
'Massive' Tesla data leak reveals thousands of alleged safety complaints
2023-05-26 19:34 EST by Daniela

Tesla has failed to adequately protect data from customers, employees and business partners and has received thousands of customer complaints regarding the carmaker's driver assistance system, Germany's Handelsblatt has reported, citing 100 gigabytes of confidential data leaked by a whistleblower.The leak included thousands of customer complaints about Tesla, particularly the company's full self... »

Sony's "Project Q" is a PlayStation 5 streaming device
2023-05-25 18:10 EST by Daniela

The PlayStation Vita is long gone, but Sony is making a return to gaming handhelds - in a sense. At Sony's latest PlayStation gaming showcase on Wednesday, the company teased a surprise new device that should be coming later this year. Dubbed the "Project Q," the device allows users to stream gaming to a portable display. Revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan, the... »

Netflix password-sharing crackdown rolls out in the U.S.
2023-05-24 18:03 EST by Daniela

Netflix's crackdown on password sharing has come to the U.S. The streaming service said it began alerting members on Tuesday about its new sharing policy, noting that Netflix accounts are only to be shared within a single household.According to a sample email shared in Netflix's blog post, you'll now have to pay an additional $7.99 per month for an extra member slot if you want to share a Netflix... »

Apple announces multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom
2023-05-23 19:04 EST by Daniela

Apple on Tuesday announced a new multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom to develop 5G radio frequency components in the U.S. The multi-year agreement with Broadcom will see Apple use 5G radio frequency and wireless connectivity components, including FBAR filters, that are designed and manufactured in the U.S."We're thrilled to make commitments that harness the ingenuity, creativity, and... »

Meta hit with record $1.3 bln fine over data transfers
2023-05-22 17:50 EST by Daniela

Meta has been fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) by European privacy regulators over the transfer of EU user data to the U.S.The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which acts on behalf of the European Union, has been investigating Meta's transfer of personal data from the EU to the US since 2020. Meta used a mechanism called standard contractual clauses to transfer personal data... »

Asus RT-AX54HP Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

RT-AX54HP is a 2x2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps - 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band - RT-AX54HP is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band routers.

With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides... »

TP-Link Archer MR500 Wireless Router
4G+ Cat6 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Archer MR500 integrates both 4G+ and WiFi technology, meaning MR500 acts like a phone and needs only a Nano SIM card to get internet access. Experience stable WiFi and share it with your family and friends wherever you are.

MR500 creates a reliable network powered by 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology. The 2.4 GHz band delivers speeds up to 300 Mbps for everyday tasks like emailing and web browsing,... »

TP-Link Deco BE85 Mesh Wireless
BE22000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 7 System

12-Stream 22 Gbps Tri-Band WiFi - 11520 Mbps (6 GHz) + 8640 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1376 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

Multi-Gig 10 Gbps network - 2× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN ports + 2× 2.5 Gbps ports ensure max flexibility and boosted throughput.

Multi-Link Operation (MLO) - simultaneously send and receive data across different bands and channels to increase throughput, reduce latency, and improve reliability.

320... »

Netgear RS700 Wireless Router
19Gbps Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 7 Router

The Nighthawk RS700 harnesses the power of WiFi 7 to unleash speeds up to 19Gbps (1.4Gbps + 5.8Gbps + 11.5Gbps), 2.4x faster than WiFi 6.

With 320MHz channels and multi-link operation, you now experience lower latency and enhanced WiFi performance.

The RS700 features a sleek new body, 3D antenna design, and a significantly smaller footprint. It also features a 10 Gig internet port.... »

Motorola MB8611 Cable Modem
Ultra-Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem with 2.5Gb Ethernet

Supporting the only standard that can deliver speeds over 1 Gbps/sec, this DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem has been approved for all multi-Gigabit speed tiers by Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, and Cox.

The MB8611 is equipped to keep you connected, now and in the future, with backwards compatibility to 32x8 DOCSIS 3.0.

A 2.5GbE port optimizes performance and eliminates throttling on even the... »

H3C Magic NX30 Wireless Router
3000Mbps Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

The NX30 adopts the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless protocol technologies. It provides a wireless transmission rate of 2976 Mbps in total, with the 2.4 GHz rate increased to 574 Mbps and the 5 GHz rate increased to 2402 Mbps.

With four high-gain external antennas and support of EasyMesh, the router provides more flexible and wider coverage to meet the needs of various apartment types.

Equipped... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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... »

Windows 10 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (45 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (95 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 (236 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (58 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,... »

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 (1 comments)

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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