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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 fixes private browsing bug in Chrome
2019-02-18 17:47 EST by Daniela

Google Chrome's Incognito mode has long had a loophole that allowed web developers to know when Incognito is running and when it's not. Website developers have used this bug to block users who run private browsing.Those that've used this mode in the past likely used it to avoid being tracked for advertisements and/or to make sure what they were looking at wasn't part of their internet browser... »

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
2019-02-15 15:59 EST by Daniela

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine to settle an investigation into the social network's privacy practices, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology company, but the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount. If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in... »

Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters
2019-02-14 18:19 EST by Daniela

Amazon announced Thursday it cancels plans to build its second headquarters in New York City, the company said in a statement."After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens," Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement. "We plan to create the 25,000 jobs that were supposed to happen in... »

LinkedIn launches live video streaming feature
2019-02-13 17:25 EST by Daniela

LinkedIn is testing a new feature called LinkedIn Live, which will allow you to broadcast live video streams to other users. The feature will come out in beta first in the US and it'll be invite-only, according to a press release from the company. It's unclear when or if LinkedIn will make it available for everyone to create LinkedIn Live videos; the company said it'll evaluate the user... »

Russia plans to disconnect from the Internet
2019-02-12 16:38 EST by Daniela

Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week. The experiment comes as lawmakers there assess the Digital Economy National Program, draft legislation that was submitted to Russia's parliament last year, according to the RBK.The bill would... »


JCG JHR-AC860M Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Long Range Router

The JHR-AC860M reaches a total of 1900Mbps wireless speed over its 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and 5GHz (1300Mbps) bands.

The router allows you to connect to secure network fast and easy using WPS. Thanks to the built-in USB 2.0 port, the router can act as a printer server.

JHR-AC860M features 6*5dBi fixed antennas. It supports WDS wireless bridge working... »

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... »

Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Actiontec C2300A DSL Wireless Router
Bonded VDSL2/G.fast Wireless AC Gateway

With support for G.fast, G.vector, G.inp, Reference Noise Cancellation, and the option to add GPON/EPON on SFP, the C2300A offers advanced innovations in DSL for faster speeds over copper – including 1 Gbps on short loops.

Plus with pair-bonding, the C2300A can travel on two lanes rather than one, delivering the extended reach and high bit rates of the latest bonded VDSL technology for a... »

TP-Link Archer A7 Wireless Router
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Archer A7 is a fast 802.11ac router that operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, providing wireless speeds up to 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps).

Simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band while bandwidth intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band – all at the same time.

A USB 2.0 port makes... »

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Wireless Router
AX6000 Wireless Router

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.

AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM delivers wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) and 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

OFDMA increases average throughput by... »


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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