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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:
Comcast launches streaming video platform Xfinity Flex
2019-03-22 18:32 EST by Daniela

Comcast has announced a $5-a-month streaming video service for cord-cutters. It essentially replicates some of the elements of Comcast's X1 cable video service but delivers it over the internet rather than cable. Xfinity Flex, priced at $5 per month, is packaged with an internet-connected, 4K HDR streaming TV device which comes with voice remote. The service will only be available to Xfinity... »

Facebook stored user passwords in plain text for years
2019-03-21 18:10 EST by Daniela

Facebook admitted today that for years it had stored millions of user passwords in plain text. The un-encrypted passwords were stored on internal servers and were not accessible to outsiders. The company has found no indication the sensitive data was improperly accessed.Around 600 million Facebook users may be affected by the issue. Facebook said it would likely notify "hundreds of millions" of... »

Disney now owns Fox
2019-03-20 14:38 EST by Daniela

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," "The Simpsons," "Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.The company's new assets include Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Family, Fox Animation, Twentieth Century Fox Television, the FX and National Geographic channels, Star India, and Fox's interest in Hulu,... »

Netgear announces a new Wi-Fi 6 router
2019-03-19 19:23 EST by Daniela

Netgear announced today a new Wi-Fi 6 high-end router - the Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 (RAX200). At its heart, the AX12 has a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core ARM processor and is a 12-stream, Tri-band Wi-Fi router with combined wireless data transmission of 10.8Gbps (1.2Gbps + 4.8Gbps + 4.8Gbps). There are a total of four 2.4GHz streams and eight 5GHz streams available. The device has five-gigabit ethernet... »

Google will shut down its Inbox app on April 2
2019-03-19 15:05 EST by Daniela

Tech giant Google will shut down its popular email app - Inbox on April 2. Anyone who logged into Google's Inbox app on Tuesday was greeted by a notification telling them to just download regular Gmail already. It also warned users that Inbox will not be available after April 2. "This app will be going away in 15 days," the alert reads. "You can find your favorite inbox features in the Gmail app.... »


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... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

Asus GT-AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Tri-band WiFi Gaming Router (ROG Rapture)

The GT-AX11000 is a 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh wifi system and AiProtection network security.

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5X faster transmit... »

Netis DL4323D DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Router

The Netis DL4323D is a 3-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL2+ modem, 4-port NAT router and 300Mbps wireless N access point. It is designed to provide end-users an one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high-speed Internet access over wired/wireless network.

The DL4323D provides some practical functions, such as Port Mapping for IPTV, Ethernet WAN, SNMP, IPv6,... »

SimpliNET SN2E Mesh Wireless
1200Mbps Mesh WiFi Range Extender

This range extender works with SimpliNET Mesh WiFi Router to provide WiFi coverage for an additional area of 1500–2000 sq. ft.

4 internal high-gain antennas with beamforming technology for WiFi coverage everywhere you need it.

The Range Extender features two LAN Ethernet ports (one Fast port and one Gigabit port), great for when you need a hard-wired connection to home office equipment,... »

Netgear AC2100 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2100 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.1Gbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps 5GHz) to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs.

With a dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Advanced QoS, this Nighthawk router can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection.

Access and share your... »


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 (36 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 (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... »

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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