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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:
AT&T TV launches in handful of test markets
2019-08-19 16:56 EST by Daniela

AT&T has officially launched AT&T TV, a streaming alternative to its DirecTV and U-verse services, in select U.S. markets. The service is now available in parts of five states: Orange County and Riverside, California; Corpus Christi, El Paso and Odessa, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; and St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri.AT&T TV will be able to work with both an... »

Bluetooth vulnerability allows intercepting traffic
2019-08-16 16:54 EST by Daniela

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the technology's standards, has issued a security notice for what the researchers are calling Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack."The KNOB attack can be conducted remotely or by maliciously modifying few... »

Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats
2019-08-15 17:18 EST by Daniela

Microsoft amended its privacy policy and other pages to make it clear human workers are listening to recorded conversations and commands to improve the services. "We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a better job specifying that humans sometimes review this content," a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard, which spotted the policy tweaks.Tech companies in the... »

Amazon's Rekognition software can now detect fear
2019-08-14 17:08 EST by Daniela

Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect "fear" by reading a person's face. Rekognition is one of many Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services available for developers. It can be used for facial analysis or sentiment analysis, which identifies different expressions and predicts emotions from images of people's faces. The service uses artificial intelligence to... »

The FCC approves new funding for rural broadband expansion
2019-08-13 17:25 EST by Daniela

The FCC has recently approved $121 million in funding to boost the rollout of rural broadband connectivity. This funding should bring serviceable internet speeds to roughly 36,579 homes and business across 16 US states. The providers will begin receiving funding later this month."As we continue to authorize funds to expand broadband in rural America, I am excited to see the benefits for rural... »


Askey AP5630W Mesh Wireless
Wireless Mesh Access Point

Since the AP5630W is 802.11k/v/r compliant, it allows multiple wireless nodes to connect with each other without having an Access Point between them, thus providing reliable connectivity between each node, using best path selection technology that minimizes convergence risks for latency-sensitive video traffic.

Tri-band, this AP has a dedicated backhaul connection that helps maximize internet... »

Actiontec GT784WNV DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Wireless Router

The GT784WNV supports 802.11n out of the box. With fast wireless N speeds, you can do more faster. And backward compatibility with 802.11b/g devices gives you the flexibility you need to connect all your wireless devices.

The router offers enterprise-level security, including a fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, denial of service protection, content filtering, and... »

Netgear R7450 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers 2600Mbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz) wireless speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering.

Get larger WiFi coverage while reducing dead spots with Beamforming+, built-in high powered amplifiers and external antennas.

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR... »

Grandstream GWN7630 Wireless Access Point
2.33Gbps Wireless Access Point

The GWN7630 is a 2.33Gbps (1733+600) 802.11ac Wave-2 Wi-Fi access point for small to medium sized businesses, multiple floor offices, commercial locations and branch offices. It offers dual-band 4×4:4 MU-MIMO technology and a sophisticated antenna design for maximum network throughput and expanded Wi-Fi coverage range.

With support for advanced QoS, low-latency real-time applications, mesh... »

D-Link DIR-1760 Mesh Wireless
EXO AC1750 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router

EXO takes your combined Wi-Fi speeds up to new highs of 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 1300 Mbps (5 GHz). And it's a smart Wi-Fi router bursting with new mesh Wi-Fi optimizing features that make configuring, managing and optimizing your mesh Wi-Fi a breeze.

EXO features MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) technology, allowing multiple devices to receive data simultaneously. Compatible devices no longer have to... »

TP-Link Archer A9 Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Archer A9 delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing with the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or HD streaming with the 5 GHz band—simultaneously.

Three external antennas and one internal antenna send WiFi signals to every corner of your home. Beamforming... »


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 (39 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... »

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... »

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)... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (46 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... »


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