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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:
A new robot can now identify objects by touch
2019-06-17 16:25 EST by Daniela

A new robot developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is being taught to determine what an object looks like just by touching it, as well as predict what an object will feel like just by looking at it.The system was tested on a robotic arm called KUKA with the help of a special tactile sensor called GelSight, which was designed by another group at MIT. The... »

AT&T cancels Galaxy Fold preorders due to delay
2019-06-14 18:29 EST by Daniela

AT&T has notified customers who preordered the $1,980 Galaxy Fold that their foldable phone order has been cancelled. AT&T said it would also throw in a $100 gift card for the customers' trouble. Customers who preordered the device will be able to place their orders again once Samsung sets a new launch date.Samsung announced the highly anticipated Galaxy Fold in February. But when the company... »

Huawei wants Verizon to pay for over 230 patents
2019-06-13 18:55 EST by Daniela

Huawei wants the US carrier Verizon to pay license fees for more than $1 billion. The fees are for the use of over 230 networking-gear patents that cover network equipment for more than 20 of the company's vendors including major U.S. tech firms.The request, which came in February before President Trump signed an executive order to bar U.S. firms from working with the Chinese telecommunications... »

Uber adds Melbourne to flying taxi plans
2019-06-12 14:13 EST by Daniela

Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service. The test flights will transport passengers from one of seven Westfield shopping centers in Melbourne to the city's main international airport. The 19km journey from the central business district to the airport is expected to take 10... »

States file antitrust suit to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger
2019-06-11 18:34 EST by Daniela

A group of 10 New York and California's state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint while the US Justice Department's decision looms. The two companies announced the $26 billion merger last April, which would shrink the US's national wireless carrier pool from four to three providers if approved.Before filing the lawsuit, the states engaged in... »

TP-Link Archer C5400X Wireless Router
AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router

A 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM work tirelessly at the heart of your network command center.

With simultaneous tri band separate Wi-Fi bands enable more devices to connect to your network without a drop in performance. The router supports combined wireless speeds up to 5400Mbps (1000Mbps over 2.4GHz, 2167Mbps over 5GHz-1 and 2167Mbps over... »

GL Technologies GL-B1300 Mesh Wireless
Convexa-B AC1300 Dual Band Mesh Router

The GL-B1300 is a dual band mesh router. It supports simultaneous dual band with wireless speed 1300Mbps - 400Mbps(2.4G)+867Mbps(5G).

The router comes with OpenVPN client pre-installed, compatible with 20+ VPN service providers.
It provides larger storage: DDR3L 256MB RAM / 32MB FLASH ROM, USB 3.0 port, three gigabit Ethernet ports.

OpenWrt is also pre-installed, backed by software... »

DrayTek VigorAP 903 Wireless Access Point
11ac Dual-Band Wireless Mesh AP + 5-Port GbE Switch

VigorAP 903 is 11ac Wave 2 dual-band wireless mesh access point with a 5-port LAN switch, port 1 supports 802.3at PoE-In. It delivers a total of 1300Mbps wireleess speeds (867 Mbps at 5GHz and 400 Mbps at 2.4GHz).

VigorAP 903 provides the flexibility and advanced features for professional users to take full management of the wireless network, including the mesh technology, which aims for... »

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... »

Netis DL4323D DSL Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Router

The Netis DL4323D is a 3-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed ADSL2+ modem, 4-port NAT router and 300Mbps wireless N access point. It is designed to provide end-users an one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high-speed Internet access over wired/wireless network.

The DL4323D provides some practical functions, such as Port Mapping for IPTV, Ethernet WAN, SNMP, IPv6,... »

Arris SBV3202 Cable Modem
SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Xfinity and VoIP

With DOCSIS speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, two lines of Voice over IP, and multiple battery back-up options (sold separately), the SBV3202 offers your home or small business the performance you need.

It provides Xfinity subscribers the speed and performance they need to keep their home network performing at optimal... »

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 (39 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... »

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)... »

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... »

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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