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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 bug exposed up to 6.8M users' unposted photos to apps
2018-12-14 17:44 EST by Daniela

Facebook bug has exposed the photos of almost 7 million users, including images that had not been shared on the social network. Тhe bug in its photo API affected a 12 day window between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25 and gave access to up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers. But while these apps are only supposed to have access to photos that users have posted on their Facebook timeline, the company... »

Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane reaches space
2018-12-13 17:46 EST by Daniela

Virgin Galactic's tourism space shuttle SpaceShipTwo on Thursday flew more than 50 miles above the earth's surface, reaching a height considered by the U.S. Air Force and other government agencies to be the boundary of space.The two pilots on board Virgin Galactic's spacecraft Unity became the company's first astronauts. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was on hand to watch the historic... »

FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages
2018-12-12 18:17 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Wednesday in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unwanted messages. The reclassification only applies to SMS and MMS and not the next-generation texting standard, RCS. Because of a "lack of discussion of RCS and RTT in the record," the FCC is making no... »

TP-Link introduces new 802.11ax wireless routers
2018-12-11 18:03 EST by Daniela

TP-Link today unveiled two new WiFi routers—the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as WiFi 6.The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first 802.11ax WiFi router. It boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5 GHz band, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi. A 1.8GHz quad-core... »

Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users
2018-12-10 18:46 EST by Daniela

Google will shut down its social network Google+ sooner than previously announced, due to a newly found bug that affects 52.5 million users. So the network sunset will happen in April of 2019, instead of in August.The bug in question exposed information including names, email addresses, occupations, and ages between November 7th and November 13th. Google said it has fixed it and will begin... »


Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

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.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak your... »

JCG JHR-AC860M Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Long Range Router

The JHR-AC860M reaches a total of 1900Mbps wireless speed over its 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and 5GHz (1300Mbps) bands.

The router allows you to connect to secure network fast and easy using WPS. Thanks to the built-in USB 2.0 port, the router can act as a printer server.

JHR-AC860M features 6*5dBi fixed antennas. It supports WDS wireless bridge working... »

Actiontec GT784WNV DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Wireless Router

The GT784WNV supports 802.11n out of the box. With fast wireless N speeds, you can do more faster. And backward compatibility with 802.11b/g devices gives you the flexibility you need to connect all your wireless devices.

The router offers enterprise-level security, including a fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, denial of service protection, content filtering, and... »

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,... »

Netis DL4480V VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, will offer you simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, ideal for faster downloading,... »


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... »

Windows 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »

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 (44 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... »


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