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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:
Verizon will offer YouTube TV to 5G and broadband customers
2019-04-24 18:24 EST by Daniela

Verizon announced a partnership with Google to bring YouTube TV to and will sell YouTube TV directly to all its wireless and broadband subscribers."YouTube TV has become known for its best-in-class user experience that enhances the way users watch live TV today," said Heather Rivera, YouTube's global head of product partnerships. "With this partnership, we're making it simple and seamless for... »

AT&T, Sprint settle lawsuit over 5GE 'deception' case
2019-04-23 18:56 EST by Daniela

AT&T and Sprint have settled a false-advertising lawsuit over AT&T's usage of "5GE" branding that incorrectly labels 4G networks as 5G. Sprint's lawsuit sought an injunction to prevent AT&T from using 5GE tags on its devices and advertising. Earlier this year, AT&T started displaying a "5G E" logo on certain upgraded parts of its LTE network. The phones weren't actually connecting to 5G networks,... »

Tesla investigates Model S explosion in Shanghai
2019-04-22 17:28 EST by Daniela

Electric carmaker Tesla is investigating an incident in which one of its vehicles is believed to have burst into flames at a downtown residential complex in Shanghai.Тhe incident was recorded by a security camera as the Model S sat parked and not charging in a parking garage. In the 23-second clip, the Tesla car self-ignites and emits white smoke just before exploding in a parking lot beside... »

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is breaking for some early users
2019-04-19 16:28 EST by Daniela

Two months after Samsung unveiled its futuristic new phone that turns into a tablet, the company let reviewers get their hands on the Galaxy Fold devices this week. And soon complaints about broken foldable displays started going around the Web. Several reporters claim their new devices broke after just a few days of use. First, one reviewer said one side of the device's screen had died on Day... »

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users
2019-04-18 13:09 EST by Daniela

Facebook "unintentionally" harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million of its users during the past three years. Since May 2016 Facebook was asking some new users for the password to their email account. If users entered their email password then Facebook used it to access their contact list and upload the contents to its servers without asking for permission. The information grabbed is... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

Edimax BR-6208ACD Wireless Router
AC750 Multi-Function Concurrent Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Edimax BR-6208ACD router supports the newest IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, meaning higher data rates in the 5GHz band. The router provides 300Mbps speeds in the 2.4GHz band and 433Mbps speeds in 5GHz. It is also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to ensure compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi devices.

Employing three external detachable antennas, the BR-6208ACD provides wider 2.4GHz and... »

Phicomm KE 2M Wireless Router
300Mbps Smart Wireless Router

Phicomm KE 2M N300 smart wireless router is all-in-one router for home and SOHO
users to share broadband internet connection over a wired or a wireless network.

Up to 300Mbps wireless speed provides users with smooth internet surfing, internet phone calling and online gaming.

Phicomm KE 2M router support the following features:
* 3 intelligent high-gain omni-directional antennas... »

Actiontec C2300A DSL Wireless Router
Bonded VDSL2/ Wireless AC Gateway

With support for, 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 C4000 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Archer C4000 powers through every service, thread and application running on your network with a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and delivers fast, lag-free connections to gaming, streaming and mobile devices.

AC4000 tri-band WiFi delivers up to 1625Mbps on each 5GHz band and 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - a total of 4000Mbps.

512Mb of RAM and three additional WiFi processors support the... »

Arris SBV3202 Cable Modem
SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Xfinity and VoIP

With DOCSIS speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, two lines of Voice over IP, and multiple battery back-up options (sold separately), the SBV3202 offers your home or small business the performance you need.

It provides Xfinity subscribers the speed and performance they need to keep their home network performing at optimal... »

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 (46 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 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,... »

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