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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:
Stealthy, destructive malware infects half a million routers
2018-05-23 16:35 EST by Daniela

Security researchers at Cisco's Talos revealed today a new kind of malware, called VPNFilter, which it says has infected at least half a million home and small business routers, including those sold by Netgear, TP-Link, Linksys, MicroTik, and QNAP network storage devices. Talos believes that the versatile code is designed to serve as a multipurpose spy tool, and also creates a network of hijacked... »

Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data
2018-05-22 10:43 EST by Daniela

Security researchers have discovered a bug in the Comcast website that makes it possible to gather sensitive information on the company's customers. The website, used by customers to set up their home internet and cable service, can be tricked into displaying the home address where the router is located, as well as the Wi-Fi name and password.The vulnerability affects Comcast customers with... »

LocationSmart website flaw exposed real-time locations of 200 million Americans
2018-05-21 11:25 EST by Daniela

A website flaw at the California company LocationSmart that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said.A PhD candidate from Carnegie Mellon University first discovered the vulnerability and reported it to... »

PayPal to acquire iZettle for $2.2 billion
2018-05-18 17:30 EST by Daniela

PayPal has announced that it will buy mobile payment company iZettle for $2.2 billion. Stockholm-based iZettle, which had advanced plans to go public, offers small businesses a miniature credit card reader that turns smartphones or tablets into payment registers. The proposed deal, the largest in PayPal's history, would give the company a stronger foothold in Europe and a real in presence... »

Google Chrome will remove the secure indicator from HTTPS sites
2018-05-17 15:42 EST by Daniela

Google today announced its next steps for how Chrome marks HTTP and HTTPS sites. Starting in September 2018, Chrome will stop marking HTTPS sites as "Secure" in its address bar. And then in October 2018, Chrome will start displaying a red "Not secure" label when users enter data into HTTP pages.Google began earlier last year by first applying that label to HTTP sites in Incognito given the... »


SmartRG SR400ac Wireless Router
Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The SR400ac is a carrier-grade Ethernet router, equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, a Dual-Band Wi-Fi Access Point using the latest 802.11ac technology, and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN connection.

The SR400ac's Dual-Band Wi-Fi technology simultaneously uses both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands via six internal high-gain antennas fed by six individual high-power amplifiers.... »

Asus RP-AC55 Wireless Range Extender
Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band repeater for easy setup

ASUS RP-AC55 is an 802.11ac Wi-Fi repeater that works with any router to boost range, improve coverage and help eliminate dead zones.

For best results, ASUS Repeater needs to be within range of a strong and stable router signal, and should be placed between the router and the location where you need better wireless coverage.

Powered by the new 802.11ac chipset, RP-AC55 delivers ultra-fast... »

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh Wireless
AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System

Dual band, tri-hub mesh wifi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home.

3x3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming deliver superior WiFi speed and automatically connect you to the best signal, anywhere in the home.

The lifetime free cloud-based security powered by Trend Micro makes sure your privacy on connected devices is protected.

Website... »

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... »

Netis DL4480V1 VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V1 is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11AC Wi-Fi technology (MU-MIMO) and offers simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band.

With the VoIP... »

NetComm NF10W DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps VDSL2 Wireless Router

Featuring a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem and an Ethernet WAN port, you can choose whether you
connect to the Internet via DSL or a fiber service.

Create multiple high speed WiFi connections using the Wireless N300 Access Point, and establish a storage network using the 2 USB ports to share hard drive files with all connected users.

Designed to keep you connected as technology evolves, the NF10W... »


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 (33 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 (37 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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