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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:
AT&T launches 5G for wireless customers in 10 cities
2019-12-13 18:58 EST by Daniela

AT&T announced on Friday that its 5G network is now live in 10 markets, enabling consumers to take advantage of faster data speeds than what 4G LTE offers. The company launched 5G in Birmingham, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.AT&T says the service will soon add several more cities to its 5G network: Boston, Bridgeport, Conn.,... »

Cisco unveils new hardware for what it calls 'Internet of the future'
2019-12-12 18:22 EST by Daniela

Cisco has introduced silicon that is a unique single platform for all routers within a service provider data center. Silicon One Q100 optical-routing silicon brings up to 10Tbps of network bandwidth in its first iteration – with a future goal of 25Tbps – and support for large non-blocking distributed routers, deep buffering with rich QoS and programmable forwarding. The Silicon One... »

Twitter aims to build an open standard for social networks
2019-12-11 18:33 EST by Daniela

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to create "an open and decentralized standard" for social media that his very own platform will follow.Twitter is funding a developer team, called Bluesky, and nobody's working on it yet. Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal is tasked with finding a lead for the project, who will build a team of up to five people. The Bluesky account's only tweet quotes Dorsey with the comment... »

Gmail allows sending emails as attachments
2019-12-10 17:16 EST by Daniela

Gmail will soon allow its users to send emails as attachments without having to forward or download them first. Or as Google puts it, "You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail."Typically, if you want to share an email you've received with someone else the easiest way to do so is to forward the email. However, that's not always suitable, especially when there's multiple email threads to... »

T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend merger
2019-12-09 18:23 EST by Daniela

T-Mobile and Sprint go to court today to defend their long-sought merger from a challenge by a coalition of state attorneys general opposed to the deal. The FCC has already approved the deal and the Justice Department has settled with the companies, leaving this case, in which 14 state attorneys general have sued to block the merger, as the primary remaining obstacle.The trial, which begins... »

Mercusys MW330HP Wireless Router
300Mbps High Power Wireless N Router

The MW330HP uses Turbo button, stand-alone PA chip and high gain 7dBi antennas to provide a better wireless experience. With expanded Wi-Fi coverage and stable connections, you can enjoy the internet in every corner of your home.

Outperforming an internal PA part of CPU, stand-alone power amplifier (PA) provides up to 2x transmission power, ensuring your wireless signal is strong enough to... »

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... »

Arris W30 Mesh Wireless
SURFboard mAX Plus Mesh AX7800 Wi-Fi 6 AX Router

The SURFboard mAX Plus Mesh Wi-Fi Router is a tri-band whole home gigabit Wi-Fi 6 mesh router with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) on all 3 bands. It is powered by an ultra-fast tri-band 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) design, with 8 streams to connect all your Wi-Fi devices.

With a SURFboard mAX Plus Router in your home you will experience total system speeds of up to 7.8 Gbps and up to 400% greater range than... »

Prolink PRN3006L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
Smart 4G LTE Wireless Router

The PROLiNK PRN3006L Smart 4G LTE Fixed Wi-Fi Router provides high speed data transfer of up to 150Mbps suitable for smartphones, iPads, laptops, personal computer, etc.

The following bands are supported:
* LTE -B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40
* UMTS - Band 1, 8
* GSM - 850/900/1800 MHz

This router provides high speed Wi-Fi access up to maximum 300Mbps. Automatic Network Selection... »

Inseego / Novatel M1000 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
5G/4G Gigabit Mobile Hotspot

The M1000 combines 5G Ultra Wideband with advanced 4G LTE technology to ensure the fastest data speeds possible wherever you go.

With its power optimization features, 4400 mAh Li-Ion battery and QuickCharge technology, the M1000 stays up and running for a full day of usage and connectivity.

Engineered with layers of sophisticated security, including customizable user security settings,... »

Netgear R7400 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2600 Smart Wi-Fi Router With MU-MIMO

The Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers speed up to 2.6Gbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz) 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.

With the dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Advanced QoS, this Nighthawk router... »

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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