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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:
Elon Musk puts Twitter deal 'Temporarily on Hold'
2022-05-13 17:38 EST by Daniela

Elon Musk announced Friday that his Twitter deal is on hold until he receives more information about how many fake accounts there are on the social media platform."Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users," Musk tweeted. However, in a follow-up tweet, he added that he's "still committed to [the]... »

Google teases its next generation of AR glasses
2022-05-12 18:59 EST by Daniela

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday teased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real time.Pichai showed a video demo of the glasses during Google's I/O developer summit. While they're still just a prototype, Google suggested the glasses can show live language translations to the person wearing them.As Google's CEO Sundar Pichai noted in a blog post, the company is working... »

Apple may bring USB-C to the iPhone in 2023
2022-05-11 18:10 EST by Daniela

Apple is preparing to swap the proprietary Lightning port on its iPhones next year for the nearly universally-embraced USB-C, claims company analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Before we give Apple too much credit, the company is currently being backed into a corner by the EU's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, which voted last month in support of legislation that would force companies to adopt... »

Apple discontinues the iPod after 20 years
2022-05-10 18:22 EST by Daniela

After more than 20 years on the market, Apple is finally discontinuing the iPod, with the current 7th Generation Touch the last model to ever be released.Apple on Tuesday announced that the iPod touch will only be available until supplies run out. The company also noted that customers can now listen to their favorite songs from a range of other Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Apple... »

NVIDIA fined $5.5M for failing to disclose crypto mining impact
2022-05-09 18:08 EST by Daniela

Nvidia has agreed to pay $5.5 million in fines to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that it failed to disclose how many of its GPUs were being sold for cryptocurrency mining, the agency announced today.The financial watchdog announced the charges on Friday, May 6, claiming that Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA misled investors by failing to report that... »

Asus XD5 Mesh Wireless
ZenWiFi AX3000 Whole-Home Mesh WiFi 6 System

Mesh WiFi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home, providing total wireless speed of 3000Mbps.

The design also supports wall mount. Hang it on the wall or place it anywhere, the choice is yours.

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

3 steps setup and easy... »

D-Link DIR-842V2 Wireless Router
AC1200 WiFi Gigabit Router

The AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router maintains a strong network in your home so the whole family can stream movies, facetime or play online, without any hassle.

Experience better strength signals and up to 1200Mbps speeds around your home. Browsing is snappier, buffering disappears, and online gaming is lag-free with the Wave 2 Wireless AC standard, giving you much faster and efficient... »

Kaon VM3000G Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 CableLabs Certified Cable Modem

Kaon DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem delivers multi-gigabit speed, download up to 5Gbps and upload up to 2Gbps. With its speed, service providers are able to assure the quality of services and provides the breadth of home network applications such as 4K UHD video streaming and VR gaming. It is perfect as a home hub which enables simultaneous multiple device connections.

It is backward compatible with... »

Nokia Beacon 2 Mesh Wireless
AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

Nokia WiFi mesh creates a seamless Wi-Fi 6 network throughout the home.

The intelligent channel selection ensures that at each moment, the optimal Wi-Fi channel is selected, avoiding any Wi-Fi glitches.

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 with a capacity of AX1800 for average Wi-Fi usage. Wi-Fi 6 delivers speeds that are 40% higher than Wi-Fi 5.

Quick to set up, simple to manage, the Nokia WiFi... »

Motorola MG8702 Cable Gateway
AC3200 Dual Band WiFi DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Router

The MG8702 DOCSIS 3.1 cable router features a built-in AC3200 4X4 wireless gigabit router to provide the range, wireless speeds, and reliability needed for high-performance networking while eliminating excess wires and simplifying the installation process.

Power Boost technology amplifies both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi signals while Beamforming focuses these signals towards each device on... »

Linksys MR7500 Mesh Wireless
Hydra Pro 6E (AXE6600) Wireless Mesh Router

Linksys Hydra Pro 6E (AXE6600) unleashes multi-gigabit speed and supports more than 55 devices at a time.

WiFi 6E offers the 6GHz band connection that's needed for low-latency performance of the latest AR and VR devices. It offers a reliable connection for a home full of people to enjoy gaming, HD streaming, and video calls without interruption.

With 4x the channels of current WiFi... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (44 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 (234 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 (54 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... »

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... »

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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