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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:
Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech
2019-01-17 18:23 EST by Daniela

Fossil is selling $40 million of smartwatch technology to Google, the company announced Thursday. According to the companies, the deal will see Google acquire a smartwatch intellectual property and the portion of Fossil's R&D team that currently supports it. However, Fossil will retain an R&D team with over 200 people and keep creating smartwatches, which it notes have become the company's... »

Netflix prices rise across all tiers in the US
2019-01-16 17:33 EST by Daniela

Netflix has raised its prices for U.S. viewers, as the company invests in original content amid growing competition from other streaming services."We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience for the benefit of our members," Netflix says.The basic $8-per-month streaming plan will be raised to $9. The next tier,... »

Oledcomm's LiFiMax uses light to broadcast data at up to 100Mbps
2019-01-15 15:06 EST by Daniela

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, the French company Oledcomm announced a low-profile ceiling lamp — LiFiMax — that offers an internet connection over light waves to up to 16 users simultaneously at a peak speed of 100Mbps."LiFiMax is the result of more than 10 years of research. We have worked to create a product based on the new communication standards and offer companies unprecedented... »

Verizon is also experimenting with a game streaming service
2019-01-14 17:11 EST by Daniela

Yet another company plans to launch a game streaming service. Verizon is reportedly working on and is already alpha testing a cloud gaming service a la PlayStation Now called Verizon Gaming. Although Verizon has not advertised, or even acknowledged, the service's existence, it's quietly recruiting people to test it and the 135 games it offers. Participants are reportedly given a free Nvidia... »

Amazon may launch its own game streaming service
2019-01-11 18:00 EST by Daniela

Amazon is developing its own Netflix-like video game streaming service. Instead of buying a game and playing it on your own hardware, the service would likely integrate with a Fire TV to bring the game to you. The game files would be stored on Amazon's servers and rendering would also take place on Amazon's data center hardware. You would send the inputs from your controller and the service would... »


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,... »

TP-Link Archer C2700 Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

With Intel technology at the heart of TP-Link Archer C2700, the router delivers consistent signal strength on multiple devices at the same time. It also helps minimize interference between different radio frequencies, and accelerates wired and wireless transmission simultaneously. Keep your connections fast and uninterrupted!

TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro, helps to protect your... »

Netgear Orbi CBK40 Mesh Wireless
Orbi WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem

This Orbi WiFi System comes with an Orbi Router (CBR40) with a built-in Cable Modem and a Satellite (RBS20). Easily set up and create a whole home mesh WiFi system that delivers wider WiFi coverage.

It covers homes up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi signals. Tri-Band WiFi helps maximize the Internet speeds available in your home. The system provides a total of 2200Mbps wireless speeds... »

TP-Link RE205 Wireless Range Extender
AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender

The RE205 lets you keep more devices connected at the same time with its 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 433Mbps dual bands. Use the 2.4GHz band to send email and browse the web, and the 5GHz band for gaming and HD streaming.

RE205 is more than a wireless range extender. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into its Ethernet port to easily turn your wired internet connection into a dual-band wireless access... »

Netgear EX7700 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 2.2Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Nighthawk X6 Mesh Extender creates a seamless... »

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,... »


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 (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... »

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... »


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