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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:
Russian hackers charged in sweeping malware attack on U.S.
2019-12-06 18:38 EST by Daniela

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of carrying out one of the largest cybercrime sprees in history, orchestrating a string of attacks on computer systems in the United States and targeting victims in at least 11 states.The organization called "Evil Corp" have stolen in excess of $100 million using banking malware. There's even a $5 million reward for... »

FCC report says T-Mobile, other carriers overstated their coverage maps
2019-12-05 18:33 EST by Daniela

A new FCC report says that Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular have lied about their rural coverage. The FCC have received numerous complaints about coverage, but the volume of complaints about rural coverage from the aforementioned carriers spurred the agency to investigate. FCC staff ended up driving more than 10,000 miles around rural America with Galaxy S9 smartphones running continuous speed... »

Sundar Pichai is Alphabet's new CEO
2019-12-04 15:37 EST by Daniela

Alphabet announced on Tuesday that co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin would relinquish full control of both Google and its parent company to CEO Sundar Pichai, formally ending their reign atop one of Silicon Valley's most powerful companies.The co-founders aren't cutting all of their cords to the empire they built, however. Both Page and Brin will keep their board seats, and the pair still... »

Amazon offers quantum computing on its AWS servers
2019-12-03 17:43 EST by Daniela

Amazon has announced a new service, called Amazon Braket. It is a new, fully managed AWS service that the company has touted will enable scientists, researchers, and developers to experiment with computers from quantum hardware providers, such as D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.AWS said the service lets customers explore, evaluate, and experiment with quantum computing hardware to gain in-house... »

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse
2019-12-02 18:38 EST by Daniela

Tens of millions of SMS messages have been found on an unprotected database, putting the private data of hundreds of millions of people in the United States at risk for theft or exposure and leaving a communications company open for potential intrusion, security researchers discovered. Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the exposed database last month, which allowed anyone... »

Arris Touchstone TM3402 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 Modem with 2 voice ports

The Touchstone TM3402 is a DOCSIS 3.1 home telephony modem for customers and subscribers who are looking for gigabit high speed data services and telephony services, in a single unit. With 4 GigE LAN ports the TM3402 is the hub of service delivery in the subscriber's home; providing high-speed data, voice and IP video to connected devices. Or in small business or corporate satellite offices... »

Netgear R7960P Wireless Router
Nighthawk X6S AC3600 Tri-Band Wifi Router

Nighthawk X6S AC3600 Tri-Band WiFi Router is powered by high-power amplifiers and antennas to extend your WiFi coverage. Combined WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps and 1.8GHz Dual Core processor for extended range.

With Link Aggregation the router has the ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers.

Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest 2.4 or 5GHz WiFi band... »

Edimax BR-6428nS V5 Wireless Router
4-in-1 N300 Wi-Fi Router, Access Point, Range Extender, & WISP

Operating as a router, access point, range extender or WISP, the BR-6428nS V5's flexibility meets the demands of most networking applications. The smart setup wizard makes installation as easy as a few clicks.

BR-6428nS V5 makes it easy to do more with your digital devices. Or, use Push 'WPS' connect to add devices to your Wi-Fi network with a push of a button. And the simple browser-based... »

D-Link DIR-1960 Mesh Wireless
EXO AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router

EXO takes your combined Wi-Fi speeds up to new highs of 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 1300 Mbps (5 GHz).

The EXO AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router packs a 880 MHz dual-core processÐūr to handle buffer-free gaming and lightning-fast surfing with ease.

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

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... »

Netgear R6350 Wireless Router
AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

The Netgear AC1750 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering 1750Mbps WiFi speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes.

With up to 300+1450Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11... »

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... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (47 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 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... »

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 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)... »

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