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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:
FCC head Ajit Pai slams California's net neutrality bill
2018-09-18 17:41 EST by Daniela

Lawmakers in California passed a bill last month that would ensure net neutrality regulations are state law, but Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai has slammed the new measure. In a speech on Friday at the Maine Policy Heritage Center, Pai called the newly passed bill "egregious" and "illegal."If approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, the bill would ban internet service providers from... »

A piece of CSS code crashes and restarts iPhones
2018-09-17 17:48 EST by Daniela

А security researcher seems to have found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone. This one requires a few lines of code and all iPhones and iPads are vulnerable to it while Mac users will see Safari crash if the code is run.The security researcher and software engineer tweeted on Saturday 15 lines of code that will crash any iPhone. Many people didn’t believe this at first because of how... »

US carriers launch Project Verify to replace password use
2018-09-14 16:54 EST by Daniela

The Mobile Authentication Taskforce, consisting of wireless carriers Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, announced that its effort to prevent fraud and data breaches has a name, Project Verify. The four carriers have teamed up to create a single sign-on service that could simplify app logins by using a mixture of authentication methods to authenticate the user for all apps. This ideally would... »

EU approves controversial copyright directive
2018-09-13 17:06 EST by Daniela

The European Parliament has passed a bill that would force tech companies to block copyrighted music, videos and photos from the internet, and to pay publishers for featuring their content. Among other things, the bill calls for automatic filters of uploaded content that would identify copyrighted material. It would also make online publishing platforms liable for copyright infringement.Having... »

Apple unveils new iPhones at its annual event
2018-09-12 17:39 EST by Daniela

During a press conference at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, Apple today announced its newest iPhones: the iPhone XR, starting at $749; iPhone Xs, starting at $999, and iPhone Xs Max, starting at $1,099 and a new smartwatch starting at $399. The iPhone Xs, succeeds last year's flagship model with a faster A12 processor and updated cameras. The iPhone Xs Max is a higher-end... »


TP-Link Archer C5400X Wireless Router
AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router

A 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM work tirelessly at the heart of your network command center.

With simultaneous tri band separate Wi-Fi bands enable more devices to connect to your network without a drop in performance. The router supports combined wireless speeds up to 5400Mbps (1000Mbps over 2.4GHz, 2167Mbps over 5GHz-1 and 2167Mbps over... »

Netgear EX7700 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 2.2Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Nighthawk X6 Mesh Extender creates a seamless... »

D-Link DSL-G225 DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N300 ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

DSL-G225 combines a VDSL2 modem and high-end wireless router together to create a single, easy-to-use device that connects to the Internet, and shares that connection with all of your devices.

Connect wireless devices to your Wi-Fi network with speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Plug in a USB storage drive to effortlessly share your documents, video, photos, and music or connect to a... »

ZyXEL VMG3625-T20A DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway with USB

The Zyxel VMG3625-T20A supports Vectoring technology that eliminates crosstalk or interference among different VDSL lines.

The Vectoring mechanism significantly increases bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enhance service reach without changing the current infrastructure – a significant cost-saving advantage over FTTH deployments, while CAPEX can be optimized by... »

Prolink PRN3005L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3005L is a 4G LTE wireless router that 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 PRN3005L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Share the 4G LTE network... »

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... »


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 (35 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 (39 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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