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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:
Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner merger approval
2018-07-13 12:28 EST by Daniela

The Justice Department on Thursday filed notice that it is appealing a judge's approval of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner. The June 12 ruling was a blow for the Justice Department's antitrust division. The government's arguments were swept aside by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who gave his blessing for the deal valued at $85 billion.Federal lawyers contended that the combined company... »

Hacker exploits Netgear router to steal US military drone files
2018-07-12 16:23 EST by Daniela

A Netgear router with an easy-to-guess default password may have a helped a hacker steal sensitive documents about a US military drone. The hacker was able to infiltrate the computer network of a Nevada Air Force base because nobody changed the default password of a Netgear router on its network. He then made off with sensitive documents about the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper drone and put them up for... »

FCC may soon charge $225 to handle your complaint
2018-07-11 16:06 EST by Daniela

Ajit Pai's Federal Communications Commission is proposing that it stop reviewing the vast majority of consumer complaints about telecom companies. Going forward, consumers harmed by broadband, TV, and phone companies would have to pay $225 in order to get an FCC review of their complaints.If the rule change happens, getting the FCC to go through the same steps as it does today will require filing... »

Stolen D-Link certificates used in malware campaigns
2018-07-10 15:52 EST by Daniela

ESET Security has recently discovered that a group of hackers was using legitimate security certificates stolen from D-Link and Changing Information Technology to help spread Plead malware.The certificates were used to cryptographically verify that legitimate software was issued by D-Link and Changing Information Technology. Microsoft Windows, Appleā€™s macOS, and most other operating systems... »

Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India
2018-07-09 15:37 EST by Daniela

This week Samsung is opening in India what it's calling the world's largest mobile phone factory in the world's second largest smartphone market. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new factory on Monday."Samsung is a long-term partner of India. We 'Make in India', 'Make for India' and now, we will 'Make for the World'," said HC Hong, CEO of... »


D-Link DIR-867 Wireless Router
AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

DIR-867 is designed to supports 3x3 streams MU-MIMO Technology that allows multiple devices to get high bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time. It has high gain antennas to provide great coverage throughout the whole home.

Independent data streams are delivered to each device on the network for combined speeds of up to 1750Mbps (450 Mbps in 2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps in 5GHz).

SmartBeam Forming... »

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wireless
AC2200 Tri-Band Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

A Deco M9 Plus two-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 4500 square feet. And if that's not enough, simply add more Deco units to the network to increase coverage.

Three separate Wi-Fi bands deliver fast, stable connections to devices in every room of your home. More bandwidth is freed up with dedicated wireless links between Deco units.

Deco M9 Plus uses not only 5G_1(867Mbps) as... »

Prolink PRC3801 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Designed with 5GHz High-Power radio 400mW, the AC1200 features dual wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with data speeds up to 300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps respectively. The concurrent Dual-Band offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks which you can perform basic daily tasks on the 2.4GHz band, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file... »

Netis WF2415 Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router

The Netis WF2415 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router is a combined wired/wireless network connection device integrated with internet-sharing router and 4-port switch.

It creates wireless network with high speeds of up to 300Mbps, which ensures that you are free to simultaneously enjoy multiple high-bandwidth consuming and interruption sensitive applications such as streaming HD video, sharing... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »

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 (33 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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