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"Some of the Best Broadband Speed Tweaks on the Net"
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's TikTok clone Lasso will shut down this month
2020-07-03 15:40 EST by Daniela

Facebook has revealed its TikTok competitor Lasso will shut down on July 10. The end of Lasso comes as Facebook's Instagram is expanding the rollout of a TikTok-like feature dubbed Reels, which also is centered on videos up to 15 seconds set to music and audio clips.Launched in late 2018, Lasso was seen as Facebook's answer to TikTok that's gained ground with young users, both in China and in... »

Walmart to transform store parking lots into drive-in theaters
2020-07-02 16:08 EST by Daniela

The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will be transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in theaters. The Walmart screenings are set for August through October.Walmart announced the new plan on Twitter and has already launched a website dedicated to the new move. The drive-in theaters will arrive in partnership with Tribeca, according to Walmart, which says that its new plan... »

Dish closes $1.4B acquisition of Boost, enters wireless retail business
2020-07-01 15:30 EST by Daniela

Dish announced today that it has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Boost Mobile. With this purchase, DISH officially enters the retail wireless market, serving more than nine million customers."Today, we are proud to welcome hundreds of employees, thousands of independent retailers, and millions of customers to the DISH family," said Erik Carlson, president and CEO, Dish. "This marks an... »

FCC formally declares Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. security
2020-06-30 17:33 EST by Daniela

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission officially designated telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security."With today's Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence, the Bureau has designated Huawei and ZTE as national security risks to America's communications networks — and to our 5G future," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement... »

Amazon gives front-line workers a $500 coronavirus bonus
2020-06-29 17:54 EST by Daniela

Workers at Amazon on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive bonuses up to $500 as the internet giant phases out extra hourly pay and double overtime paid earlier during the pandemic.The one-time bonus amounts vary. The company will pay full-time warehouse, Whole Foods and delivery workers a $500 bonus. Part-time workers will receive a $250 bonus, while Flex drivers who deliver... »

Netgear R7960P Wireless Router
Nighthawk X6S AC3600 Tri-Band Wifi Router

Nighthawk X6S AC3600 Tri-Band WiFi Router is powered by high-power amplifiers and antennas to extend your WiFi coverage. Combined WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps and 1.8GHz Dual Core processor for extended range.

With Link Aggregation the router has the ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers.

Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest 2.4 or 5GHz WiFi band... »

D-Link DIR-2640 Wireless Router
Smart AC2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

The DIR-2640 takes your combined Wi-Fi speeds up to new highs of 800 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 1733 Mbps (5 GHz).

The Smart AC2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router packs a dual-core processor to handle buffer-free gaming and lightning-fast surfing with ease.

The Smart AC2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router features MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) technology, allowing multiple devices to receive data... »

TP-Link Archer GX90 Wireless Router
AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

The TP-Link Archer GX90 is an AX6600 tri-band WiFi 6 router with speeds of up to 6,600 Mbps and dedicated gaming band speeds of up to 4,808 Mbps. It offers software features like Game Accelerator, which prioritizes gaming streams.

There's also Game Statistics, allowing you to monitor your connection in terms of real-time latency, game duration and system performance.

1.8 GHz Quad-Core... »

TP-Link RE605X Wireless Range Extender
AX1800 Wi-Fi Range Extender

RE605X comes equipped with the latest wireless technology, Wi-Fi 6, for faster speeds, greater capacity, and reduced network congestion. It creates a Mesh network by connecting to a OneMesh router for seamless whole-home coverage.

Gigabit Ethernet Port provide faster-wired connections to smart TVs, computers and gaming consoles.

Intelligent Signal Light helps to determine the best location... »

Askey RTL0031 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
LTE-A Wireless Router

LTE Cat 6 40 MHz CA technology enables the Askey LTE-A Router to support up to 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink speeds. Its 11ac WiFi capability allows this device to share internet access for up to 32 clients operations simultaneously. Voice calls are supported through VoIP or VoLTE.

Dual WAN and Failover function provide the flexibility to switch dynamically the WAN connection from... »

Netgear EX2800 Wireless Range Extender
802.11ac Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network range, delivering AC dual band WiFi up to 750Mbps.

Optimize your existing WiFi network and extend it to hard-to-reach places with the next generation AC WiFi technology. Just plug it into any outlet and experience the difference.

Extend 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi up to 750Mbps & reduce interference. Smart LED indicators find the best... »

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 (40 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 (48 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... »

How to Secure your Wireless Network
by Philip

CybersecurityA home wireless network allows all your computers, laptops, and mobile devices to communicate with an Wireless Access Point, which is in turn connected to the internet. The access point can be a separate device, or, more commonly part of a Wireless NAT router connected with a network cable to your broadband modem. It can sometimes even be built into the gateway/modem you get from your internet provider.In most cases, we find a place for a wireless router in our home and promptly forget about... »

How to Stop Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
by Philip

DDoSDenial of Service (DoS) attacks are very common on the Internet these days, and they can make your online experience miserable. In some cases of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), they can bring down websites, or cripple entire networks in a matter of minutes, preventing connectivity for many customers. There are different types of DoS attacks, and we've tried to explain the most common types and ways to mitigate their effects to you or your network.Types of Denial of Service (DoS)... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip

Android tweaksTo change TCP/IP related settings in Android you need root access. The only exception are a couple of trivial changes that are available to non-rooted devices, namely dynamic vs static IP address, and changing the DNS server. Assuming you are working with an already rooted device, the settings are listed below:Android TCP/IP tweaks (root required)In order to change other TCP/IP stack settings, you need to edit the settings in /proc/sys/net/core/ , similar to what is explained in our Linux... »

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