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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:
Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users
2019-04-18 13:09 EST by Daniela

Facebook "unintentionally" harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million of its users during the past three years. Since May 2016 Facebook was asking some new users for the password to their email account. If users entered their email password then Facebook used it to access their contact list and upload the contents to its servers without asking for permission. The information grabbed is... »

Apple and Qualcomm settle patent dispute
2019-04-17 17:41 EST by Daniela

Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm have finally settled their years-long legal battle over billions of dollars in royalties and licensing fees. The two companies agreed Tuesday to end all litigation, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, in a settlement that involves Apple paying Qualcomm an undisclosed amount. The companies also came to six-year license agreement, effective April 1, as well... »

Internet Explorer bug affects even those who never use the browser
2019-04-16 16:08 EST by Daniela

Security researcher John Page warns that Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a critical security flaw that allows hackers to spy on you and steal personal data from your PC. You may think that you're not concerned, because you don't use IE. However, the flaw that's been discovered can be exploited even if you never intentionally use Internet Explorer.The exploit revolves around a file format that... »

Amazon to launch a free music streaming service
2019-04-15 17:00 EST by Daniela

According to Billboard, Amazon wants to launch its own free, ad-supported music streaming service in the coming weeks. The alleged service would be made available through the Amazon Echo smart speakers. The service's catalog would allegedly be 'limited,' with Amazon offering record labels payments per stream initially. Ad-supported free music streaming services remain popular with a number of... »

Amazon employees are listening to you through Alexa
2019-04-12 17:49 EST by Daniela

A recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that Amazon has a team of thousands of workers who are listening to what you tell Alexa, its digital assistant which can be found on many Echo devices that the company has since sold. According to the company, this is more about analyzing speech in a bid to improve Alexa, and less about spying on customers to sell their personal information. In cases of... »


Netgear CM1150V VoIP Gateway
Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem For Xfinity Voice

Netgear Nighthawk ultra-high speed cable modem for Xfinity Voice (CM1150V) delivers gigabit speed cable internet and call clarity.

This high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports all of today's internet service plans and is designed for the fastest internet speed tiers in near future.

CM1150V includes two telephones ports that automatically prioritize voice over internet for clear... »

Netgear RAX200 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

The RAX200 is a Tri-band WiFi router with combined wireless speeds up to 11Gbps:
* 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
* 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps

With MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi 6 supports up to eight simultaneous streams for the number of users that can be served double at... »

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,... »

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... »

ZyXEL WSQ50 Mesh Wireless
Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System

Multy eliminates poor wireless connectivity by providing a wireless network with wider coverage and stronger signal strength. It provides a total of 3000Mbps wireless speed (1733Mbps for 5 GHz (dedicated backhaul) + 866Mbps for 5 GHz + 400Mbps for 2.4 GHz).

Powered with a Tri-Band wireless system, Multy delivers maximum wireless speed through its dedicated 5 GHz connection (between nodes), and... »

ZyXEL VMG3625-T20A DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway with USB

The Zyxel VMG3625-T20A supports Vectoring technology that eliminates crosstalk or interference among different VDSL lines.

The Vectoring mechanism significantly increases bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enhance service reach without changing the current infrastructure – a significant cost-saving advantage over FTTH deployments, while CAPEX can be optimized by... »


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 (36 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 (46 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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