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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:
45 Netgear routers can be hacked and won't be fixed
2020-08-05 18:20 EST by Daniela

Forty-five different Netgear Wi-Fi routers and home gateways will never get security patches despite having serious security flaws that were disclosed in June, the company has now confirmed. "Netgear has provided firmware updates with fixes for all supported products previously disclosed by ZDI and Grimm," Netgear said in a press statement. "The remaining products included in the published list... »

T-Mobile launches nationwide 5G standalone network
2020-08-04 17:05 EST by Daniela

Starting today, T-Mobile is deploying the world's first standalone architecture (SA) 5G network, expanding the company's 5G coverage to "nearly 2,000 additional cities and towns." All other existing 5G networks operate in a "non-standalone" mode, meaning phones fall back to LTE for activation, initial connects/reconnects, performing calls, and sometimes even data uploads.To be precise, T-Mobile... »

SpaceX Dragon astronauts return to Earth in historic splashdown
2020-08-03 18:08 EST by Daniela

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley who have come back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft are safe and have been taken out of the capsule, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).That means the U.S. once again has its own ability to put people in orbit and return them safely. Since retiring its space... »

Amazon gets FCC approval for its Project Kuiper broadband satellites
2020-07-31 17:56 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved Amazon's plan, revealed in mid-2019, to launch 3,236 satellites into low-Earth orbit and deliver broadband to underserved parts of the world. Per the filing, the Kuiper System will use Ka-band frequencies to provide "fixed broadband communications services to rural and hard-to-reach areas" as well as "high-throughput mobile broadband... »

Verizon launches new LTE Home Internet service
2020-07-30 17:45 EST by Daniela

Verizon launched a new LTE Home Internet service on Thursday. The plan aims to expand Verizon services to customers in rural areas of the US with limited or no broadband outside the wireless company's 5G Home and Fios plans. "Our 4G LTE network keeps our customers connected when and where it matters most," said Frank Boulben, senior vice president of consumer marketing and products at Verizon,... »

Comtrend WR-6891u Wireless Router
802.11n TR-069 Gigabit Ethernet Gateway

The WR-6891u is a Telco-Grade Gigabit Ethernet wireless router capable of being deployed in Fiber to the Home applications. It has a Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN connections, four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN devices, one USB Host, and an integrated 802.11n Access Point.

The WR-6891u is also designed with a TR-068 compliant rear panel and LED indicators for easy installation and... »

Prolink PRT7011L Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
Smart 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

The PROLiNK PRT7011L portable 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot provides high speed data transfer of up to 150Mbps and multiple user sharing of up to 11 users or devices concurrently.

The device also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that allows user to stay connected for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Aside from that, the device also comes with 4 LED lights on its front panel which displays a... »

D-Link DSL-3890 DSL Wireless Router
AC2300 Dual Band MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL2/ ADSL2+ Router

Designed for high performance, the DSL-3890 combines next generation AC2300 Wi-Fi with Gigabit Ethernet and a Dual-Core processor for an enhanced HD streaming and gaming experience. The router provides speeds up to 2300Mbps (1732 Mbps @ 5GHz + 600 Mbps @ 2.4GHz).

Advanced beamforming technology tracks your connected devices for superior Wi-Fi speed and range, and SmartConnect intelligently... »

Edimax BR-6473AX Wireless Router
AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart AP/Router

The EW-6473AX optimizes your Wi-Fi connectivity speed by operating both 2.4GHz and 5GHz and ensures an interference-free performance. While you're enjoying HD video streaming or playing online games over the 5GHz band, other tasks, such as emailing, online chatting, or web surfing can be well handled by the 2.4GHz simultaneously.

The BR-6473AX comes with the latest Intel Home Wi-Fi WAV654... »

Netgear R7350 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2400 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2400 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.4Gbps (600Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz) to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs.

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, this router delivers fast speeds to multiple users in your family as they stream movies, play online games, listen to music, and more at the same time. Powered by a... »

Askey RT5030W Wireless Router
802.11AX Wireless Router

Askey RT5030W is equipped with MU-MIMO and delivers up to 3.55Gbps bandwidth (2400Mbps
@ 5GHz and 1150Mbps @ 2.4GHz).

It dynamically adapts to the number of connected devices to distribute an optimal bandwidth simultaneously to each of them.

Specifically designed to work in crowded WiFi environments, the Askey 11ax WiFi router provides extended coverage and helps reduce the amount of... »

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 (40 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 (48 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 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)... »

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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