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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:
Netflix confirms an ad-supported tier is coming
2022-06-24 18:05 EST by Daniela

Co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed on Thursday that advertisement-supported streaming will be added to the streaming service for subscribers who are willing to watch ads for a lower monthly rate."We've left a big customer segment off the table, which is people who say: 'Hey, Netflix is too expensive for me and I don't mind advertising,'" Sarandos said during a panel at the Cannes Lions festival,... »

Samsung Australia fined for false advertising claim
2022-06-23 18:19 EST by Daniela

The Federal Court of Australia hit Samsung's local unit with an AUD14 million ($9.6 million) penalty for making misleading claims in its advertising that some Galaxy smartphones were water-resistant and could be submerged in water.The problem was not that the phones leaked. Rather, Samsung did not advise that if the phones were charged after a dunking, there was a "material prospect" the charging... »

Cloudflare apologizes for data center 'error'
2022-06-22 17:48 EST by Daniela

Cloudflare has apologized for an outage on Tuesday morning, tracing the problem to a configuration change during network upgrades. Hundreds of websites and a large number of services including FTX, Discord, Omegle, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN and Feedly have been affected. Users had also indicated that they were struggling to use Coinbase, Shopify and League of Legends, according to... »

SpaceX warns 5G plan would deny Starlink to most Americans
2022-06-21 18:12 EST by Daniela

An array of legal and federal regulatory disputes between Starlink and its competitors, Viasat and DISH Network Corporation, have attempted to thwart the expansion of the Starlink satellite constellation and certain Starlink functionality.U.S.-based satellite broadcaster Dish Network is seeking permission to operate a high-power mobile service in the 12 GHz band, which is part of the Ku-band... »

TikTok moves US user data to Oracle platform
2022-06-20 17:06 EST by Daniela

TikTok has moved its US user data to Oracle's cloud platform, the short-form video app announced Friday. The decision addresses concerns from US officials that the social media company's Chinese ties could pose national security risks.Backups of U.S. user data will be stored in TikTok's own servers in Virginia and Singapore for the time being before ultimately being deleted in the switch to... »

Nokia Beacon 2 Mesh Wireless
AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

Nokia WiFi mesh creates a seamless Wi-Fi 6 network throughout the home.

The intelligent channel selection ensures that at each moment, the optimal Wi-Fi channel is selected, avoiding any Wi-Fi glitches.

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 with a capacity of AX1800 for average Wi-Fi usage. Wi-Fi 6 delivers speeds that are 40% higher than Wi-Fi 5.

Quick to set up, simple to manage, the Nokia WiFi... »

Xiaomi Mi AX3000 Mesh Wireless
AX3000 Mesh WiFi System

Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 (2-Pack) combines into a mesh network that provides Wi-Fi 6 coverage throughout the home, covering up to 4,000 square feet of space. Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 supports mesh networking with the same model and/or Mi Router AX9000 for up to 10 total devices. The signal roams between different routers automatically and seamlessly, allowing you to play as you go.

In a mesh... »

TP-Link Deco W7200 Mesh Wireless
AX3600 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System

Deco W7200 provides tri-band WiFi to boosts overall speeds up to 3600 Mbps.

Eliminate weak signal areas with the tri-band mesh WiFi. Deco W7200 provides an extra 5 GHz band working exclusively as the strong backhaul between deco units. This creates seamless coverage with clearer, stronger whole home WiFi.

Integrates the tri-band WiFi with high-tech WiFi 6 technology, delivering multiple... »

Asus RT-AX1800S Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

RT-AX1800S is a 2x2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps - t574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band - RT-AX1800S is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band routers.

With the latest WiFi 6(802.11ax) standard featuring OFDMA technology, RT-AX1800S provides increased WiFi... »

Linksys MR5500 Mesh Wireless
Hydra Pro 6 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router

Linksys Hydra Pro 6 with Intelligent Mesh is a dual-band WiFi 6 router that delivers next-level streaming and gaming to your network. Access to 160 MHz channel enables the true power of WiFi 6 technology, delivering the fastest connection with everything you do.

The router supports six-stream WiFi with up to 574 + 4804 Mbps for ultra-fast wireless speeds.

Future-ready hardware with... »

TP-Link Archer AX4400 Wireless Router
AX4400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Archer AX4400 supports 4400 Mbps WiFi for faster browsing, streamings, and downloading, all at the same time. Fully Featured Wi-Fi 6 – еquips with the top structure of 4T4R and HE160 on the 5 GHz band to enable 3.8 Gbps ultra-fast connection.

Enjoy stable Wi-Fi connections, even in the kitchen and bedroom. High-Power FEM, 6× Antennas, Beamforming, and 4T4R structures combine to adapt... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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... »

Windows 10, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (44 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (95 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 (234 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (56 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 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)... »

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,... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip (1 comments)

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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