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China-based espionage campaign targets satellite in the US
2018-06-21 11:51 EST by Daniela
A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and South-east Asia, cyber-security organisation Symantec announced.Symantec noticed the attacks in January, when the company's security software triggered an alert at a "large telecoms operator" in Southeast Asia.... »
TP-Link announces new Deco M9 Plus mesh wireless system
2018-06-20 06:57 EST by Daniela
TP-Link today announced availability of the Deco M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand's lineup of mesh solutions. TP-Link's Deco M9 Plus features AC2200 speeds and tri-band Wi-Fi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices.The Deco... »
Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers
2018-06-19 16:48 EST by Daniela
Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users.The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without the device owners' knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been... »
Sprint, T-Mobile file merger request with FCC today
2018-06-18 16:59 EST by Daniela
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the regulatory review for T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint. The two wireless companies announced Sunday (April 29) that they had struck a deal to merge that valued the combined company at $146 billion (including debt).The new company will be named T-Mobile, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere will serve as chief executive... »
AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner
2018-06-15 06:56 EST by Daniela
AT&T said Thursday it's completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a day earlier than previously expected. Earlier this week, Judge Richard Leon had approved AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the government's antitrust objections."The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in... »
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D-Link DSL-2885A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router
The D-Link DSL-2885A Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router shares your DSL Internet connection over Wireless AC, and uses advanced AC beamforming technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal.
Prolink PRC5601LW Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-AC Router
The PROLiNK PRC5601LW is a 4G LTE Wireless-AC Router that lets you access and broadcast a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps (Cat4) simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.
Planex DB-WEX01 Wireless Range Extender
300Mbps Wireless Range Extender
The DB-WEX01 is a microUSB-powered wireless range extender. It supports 300Mbps wireless speed. A WPS button is available.
Phicomm K3 Wireless Router
AC3150 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Phicomm K3 features advanced Broadcom BCM4709 Cortex A9 dual-core CPU and 512MB RAM, allowing more devices to connect simultaneously.
Loopcomm LP-2036 Wireless Router
High Power AC1750 Wi-Fi Router
The LP-2036 high power Wi-Fi router with next generation 802.11ac brings 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps) wireless speeds.
Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router
KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.
Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (153 comments)
Windows 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)
I'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)
The 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... »
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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