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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:
Apple servers hacked by a teenager
2018-08-17 09:38 EST by Philip

An Australian 16 years old high-school student hacked into Apple servers, downloading 90GB of supposedly "secure" files and may have accessed customer accounts. The hacker broke into the servers repeatedly using "authorized keys" which grant log-in access to users.After detecting the unauthorized access, Apple reported it to the FBI, which launched an investigation with the cooperation with the... »

Intel reveals three new L1TF chip vulnerabilities
2018-08-16 07:51 EST by Philip

Intel disclosed three chip vulnerabilities that could allow malicious software access to sensitive computer memory data, according to a company blog post on Tuesday.Academics and private sector researchers identified new "speculative execution side-channel method" vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs. Vulnerabilities are referred to as L1TF (L1 Terminal Fault), but they were initially named... »

The SEC investigating Tesla regarding its potential plans to go private
2018-08-15 17:11 EST by Philip

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly sent subpoenas to the California-based automaker Tesla regarding its potential plans to go private. The subpoenas are intended to help the SEC determine whether or not Elon Musk's tweets and blog posts considering taking the company private, and that he had the necessary funding lined up "intentionally misled investors."A subpoena would be one... »

Google tracks you even if you don't want it to
2018-08-13 16:21 EST by Daniela

A recent investigation by Associated Press has found that Google records your movements even when you explicitly ask it not to. For example, if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get certain automatic weather updates, or search for things in your browser. The Google support page for managing and deleting your Location History says that... »

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 9
2018-08-10 16:25 EST by Daniela

South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone Thursday, its latest effort to address flagging sales of the high-functioning gadgets. Samsung's new focus marks a shift away from its previous positioning of the Note as a multi-tasking device popular with graphic designers and artists.The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 –... »

ZTE MF910 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
CAT4 LTE Mobile Hotspot

ZTE MF910 is a category 4 LTE mobile hotspot. It supports maximum download speed up to 150Mbps.

The following bands are supported:
* LTE-FDD 700( B28 or B20)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1)2600(B7)MHz
* LTE-TDD B38 OR B40 OR B41
* LTE-FDD 850(B5)/AWS(B4)/700 B12&17(B13) 2600(B7)/1900(B2)MHz
* LTE TDD 2600MHz(B38) UMTS 850/1900/AWS/2100MHz EGPRS/GSM
... »

JCG JWS-530R DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Router

The JWS-530R is an ADSL2+ wireless router with 24Mbps downstream and 3.5Mbps upstream.

The router supports MIMO technology with wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps.

WMM, WDS and DDNS are also supported.

The following options are available for device management:
* Web Based Configuration;
* Remote management;
* Telnet management;
* Command Line Interface(CLI),... »

Netgear C7500 Cable Gateway
Nighthawk X4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Router

Nighthawk features 1GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB ports. With 24x8 channel bonding you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and stay connected throughout your home.

Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With... »

TP-Link Archer C4000 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Archer C4000 powers through every service, thread and application running on your network with a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and delivers fast, lag-free connections to gaming, streaming and mobile devices.

AC4000 tri-band WiFi delivers up to 1625Mbps on each 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - a total of 4000Mbps.

512Mb of RAM and three additional WiFi processors support the... »

Winstar WS-WN532H2-F Wireless Router
N300 Smart High Power Wi-Fi Router

The smart Wi-Fi router complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards with combined wireless speeds of up to 2.4GHz 300Mbps.

You can run multiple applications in a large home or office. The smart Wi-Fi router comes equipped with Smart Wi-Fi software to make it easy to set up and monitor your home or office network. Use free Smart Wi-Fi tools to optimize your web surfing and media streaming... »

Netis WF2533HP Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N High Power Router

The Netis 300Mbps Wireless N High Power router WF2533HP provides long range, high performance wireless Internet access over large areas.

With the Turbo button, you may easily control the transmission power. Under the high power mode, you will enjoy much better network experience in large homes, multi-floor offices or warehouses.

The device supports multiple wireless modes - AP, Repeater,... »

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 (227 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 (35 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 (39 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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