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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:
Google Chrome has a nasty bug, and you should update right now
2022-08-18 19:28 EST by Daniela

If you are a Chrome browser user, be that in Windows, Mac, or Linux flavor, Google has some bad news for you. Attackers are already exploiting a high-impact security vulnerability that could lead to them gaining control of a system resource or to arbitrary code execution. This is the fifth zero-day Google has had to deal with in 2022 so far.That high-severity vulnerability, tracked as... »

NASA aims for 100x speedup with next space computer
2022-08-17 19:22 EST by Daniela

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected Microchip Technology Inc. of Chandler, Arizona, to develop a High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor that will provide at least 100 times the computational capacity of current spaceflight computers. If NASA is to fulfill its goal of exploring deeper into the solar system, it's going to have to develop advanced... »

Apple employees will have to return to the office 3 days a week
2022-08-16 17:50 EST by Daniela

Apple has informed staff that they will be expected to return to the office three days per week starting September 5th.The company, which recently dropped its mask mandate at "most locations," initially called for a return to the office in September 2021, but that plan was thwarted by COVID-19 surges and worker pushback. Now, Apple will require folks to work from the office on Tuesdays,... »

YouTube is reportedly working on a channel store
2022-08-15 15:13 EST by Daniela

YouTube is building a system that would allow users to subscribe to streaming services through the YouTube app, The Wall Street Journal reported, and could launch the so-called "channel store" as early as this fall. The Journal's report didn't say which services might be part of the store, only that YouTube has been talking with various entertainment companies.The Journal says YouTube is pitching... »

Peloton is cutting jobs, closing stores and hiking prices
2022-08-12 19:45 EST by Daniela

In a memo sent to employees on Friday, Peloton said it would cut 784 roles on its customer-service and distribution teams as it shutters its in-house logistics division. Going forward, the company will instead rely on third-party companies to deliver equipment and set it up in customers' homes.In addition to the layoffs, Peloton will begin closing many of its retail showrooms next year, Bloomberg... »

D-Link R15 Wireless Router
AX1500 Smart Router

With advanced AI features for continuous network monitoring, the R15 keeps your Wi-Fi performing at its best. Managing your network has never been easier with the AI Assistant on the free mobile app.

Wall obstruction and interference from home appliances can weaken your Wi-Fi connectivity. Having many devices connected to your network can make the problem worse. Wi-Fi 6 technology was designed... »

ZTE MF293N Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
4G LTE WiFi Router

ZTE MF293N is a 4G LTE Cat4 mobile WiFi router which supports download speeds up to 150Mbps and upload speeds up to 50Mbps.

Up to 32 wireless devices could be connected with ZTE MF293N wireless router. It supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO and there are two SMA connectors for external antennas.

The following bands are supported:

* FDD-LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3(4), 5, 7, 8, 20(12,13,17), 28
*... »

ZyXEL VMG4927 DSL Wireless Router
AC2400 Dual-Band Wireless VDSL2 Bonding Gateway

The Zyxel VMG4927 supports VDSL2 vectoring of up to profile 17a. VDSL2 vectoring reduces cross-talk to increase broadband access performance, which further enables operators to offer better UHD 4k IPTV services.

Rated as AC2400, the Zyxel VMG4927 delivers speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps over 5 GHz and 600 Mbps over 2.4 GHz. For better user experience, the VMG4927 offers dual-band WiFi with... »

CC&C WT-9583EH Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
AX1800 Wireless LTE Router

WT-9583EH is using the MT7621A+MT7915D+MT7975D of MediaTek Long-Range solution which support 573+1201Mbps PHY rate.

It fully complies with IEEE 802.11ax and backward compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards, offering feature-rich wireless connectivity at high standards, and delivering reliable, cost-effective throughput from an extended distance.

Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet... »

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... »

Netgear CM2050V Cable Modem
Nighthawk Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps Cable Modem for Xfinity Voice

This DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports up to 2.5 times faster speeds than DOCSIS 3.0. It is backward compatible to 32x8 channel bonding in DOCSIS 3.0 mode.

Two telephone ports automatically prioritize voice over internet, so you can get the best call clarity.

Enhance call Features including 3-way conference calling, caller ID, call forwarding, and more.

The CM2050V supports IPv6. It offers... »

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 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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