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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:
Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal gets preliminary approval from UK regulator
2023-09-22 05:43 EST by Daniela

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given preliminary approval for Microsoft to proceed with its $69 billion Activision Blizzard deal. The CMA had originally blocked the acquisition over cloud gaming concerns, but Microsoft recently restructured the deal to transfer cloud gaming rights for current and new Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft. "The CMA considers that the... »

Spectrum and Qualcomm are releasing a next-gen advanced Wi-Fi 7 router
2023-09-21 19:33 EST by Daniela

Qualcomm on Wednesday said it was getting into a new market for Wi-Fi routers and that Charter Communications and the UK's EE will be among its first customers.The router would serve to further meet growing demands for fast and reliable broadband wireless connectivity, offering a particular boost that makes the most out multi-gigabit connections. Wi-Fi 7 uses all three Wi-Fi bands - 2.4 GHz, 5... »

T-Mobile app users saw credit card numbers, addresses from other accounts
2023-09-20 18:19 EST by Daniela

T-Mobile, a leading US telecom provider, has recently been under scrutiny for multiple data security incidents. Adding to its list of challenges, the firm's primary app accidentally revealed users' personal data to other customers.A source told Fierce Wireless that when he logged into his T-Mobile account, he saw other people's names, lines, billing history, addresses, call logs and saved payment... »

FTC says Microsoft leaked its own Xbox plans
2023-09-19 17:05 EST by Daniela

Microsoft has been planning a refresh to its current Xbox line for potential release next year and has mapped out an ambitious, multi-device approach to the new generation that will follow in 2028, newly leaked documents show.The documents have been accidentally revealed from the FTC v. Microsoft court battle. It's not clear how the documents came into public view, but they could be damaging for... »

Microsoft AI researchers expose 38TB of sensitive data via SAS tokens
2023-09-18 18:34 EST by Daniela

Microsoft artificial intelligence (AI) researchers accidentally exposed 38 terabytes of sensitive data, including private keys and passwords, according to Wiz.The error occurred when a Microsoft employee published open-source training data to a company GitHub repository providing Open-source code and AI models for image recognition from Microsoft's AI research division. Users were instructed to... »

Nokia Beacon G6 Mesh Wireless
AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Gateway

Nokia WiFi mesh creates a seamless Wi-Fi network throughout the home. One unit covers up to 185 m2 (2000 sq. ft). Extend the coverage with up to five Beacon 2 units.

Intelligent channel selection ensures that the optimal Wi-Fi channel is always selected, avoiding any Wi-Fi glitches.

Dynamic backhaul management ensures Nokia WiFi Beacons are perfectly connected with one another.

The Nokia... »

TP-Link RE900XD Wireless Range Extender
AX6000 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender

A single router has limited WiFi coverage and always causes WiFi dead zones. RE900XD wirelessly connects to your existing router and boosts more WiFi signals throughout your home, allowing you to enjoy smooth WiFi 6 network experiences everywhere with great speed, capacity, and coverage.

A 2.5 Gbps port allows you to take full advantage of your broadband speed. Plug your PC, smart TV, game... »

TP-Link Deco X50-DSL Mesh Wireless
AX3000 VDSL Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Router

Armed with Wi-Fi 6 technology, Deco whole home mesh Wi-Fi is designed to deliver a boost in coverage, speed, and total capacity. Get on the latest mesh Wi-Fi to enjoy the future network that loads faster and connects more.

TP-Link Mesh means Deco units work together to form one unified network. Your phone or tablet automatically connects to the fastest Deco as you move through your home,... »

Asus GT-BE98 Wireless Router
ROG Rapture 25000Mbps Quad Band WiFi 7 Router

This WiFi 7 (802.11be) quad-band gaming router boosts speeds up to 25000 Mbps.

New 320MHz bandwidth & 4096-QAM – 2X data rate compares to WiFi 6/6E and increase throughput by 20%.

Multi-link operation – simultaneously transmit across different bands and channels to increase the throughput to the device, lower the latency and improve reliability.

Multi-RU puncturing – segments a... »

Aginet VX230v DSL Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 VDSL/ADSL Router with VoIP

1.8 Gbps speeds: Enjoy smooth streaming, downloading, and gaming all without buffering with WiFi speeds of 1.8 Gbps (1201 Mbps on 5 GHz band and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band).

Connect more devices: WiFi 6 technology let you connect more devices with combination of OFDMA, MU-MIMO, and Beamforming technologies while simultaneously reducing lag.

Super VDSL: The latest super VDSL (VDSL2 Profile... »

Asus TUF Gaming AX4200 Wireless Router
AX4200 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router

TUF Gaming AX4200 is designed to give you stable and fast wireless and wired connections in device-dense environments. It's a router that benefits all your devices, from laptops, smartphones, and game consoles right down to all the IoT devices in your home.

Enjoy speeds up to 4200 Mbps and 4X network efficiency with OFDMA and 160 MHz channels.

True Multi-Gigabit wired speeds - Aggregated 2... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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 (45 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 (236 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 (58 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,... »

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 (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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