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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:
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event confirmed for February 9
2022-01-26 15:49 EST by Daniela

Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event is official: The company announced that it will be livestreaming something "epic" on Feb. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Samsung's website.Like last year's event, the 2022 reveal will be purely virtual. The Samsung Galaxy S20 event in mid-February 2020 was the last major in-person mobile announcement before the COVID crisis led to the cancellation of... »

Google introduces a new system for tracking Chrome browser users.
2022-01-25 19:37 EST by Daniela

Google has announced it won't be replacing cookies with FLoC, the web browser tracking protocol it created to help deliver users personalized ad content - and had been maligned by privacy advocates - after all. Instead, the company will attempt to fulfill the same mission without as much intrusion with a new API dubbed Topics.The new system addresses how many websites and ad networks use a... »

AT&T is rolling out multi-gig fiber internet to more than 70 cities
2022-01-24 18:23 EST by Daniela

Following the activation of its C-band 5G network last week, AT&T is now upgrading its fiber-based broadband service with two new plans that top out at 2Gbps and 5Gbps, respectively. Effective immediately, more than 5 million customers across more than 70 cities - including Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas - can upgrade their plans to support uploads and downloads of up to 2 gigabits per second... »

Intel to invest up to $100 billion in Ohio chip plants
2022-01-21 17:24 EST by Daniela

Intel plans to build a massive semiconductor facility in Ohio - one that company CEO Pat Gelsinger is expecting to become "the largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet."Construction will begin later this year on a pair of factories in the Columbus area, and is scheduled to be complete in 2025. The project will cost $20 billion and employ 3,000 workers, and will support jobs for an... »

Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store
2022-01-20 18:41 EST by Daniela

Amazon is opening its first-ever Amazon Style physical clothing store with the promise of a high-tech shopping experience, confirming a rumor from last year. It will offer brands consumers "know and love," according to Amazon, and an app will let you choose an item, size and color and send it directly to a fitting room or pickup counter. The first store is coming to The Americana at Brand in Los... »

TeleWell TW-LTE/4G/3G Wireless Router
AC750 Wireless Router

With an integrated 802.11ac Wireless Access Point, the device supports a data rate of up to 750Mbps and is also compatible with 802.11b/g/n/ac equipment.

The Wireless Protected Access (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) and Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) features enhance the level of transmission security and access control over wireless LAN.

The router also supports the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)... »

Xiaomi RA75 Wireless Range Extender
AC1200 Mi WiFi Range Extender

Mi WiFi Range Extender lets you increase and improve your existing WiFi signal. The 2.5GHz and 5GHz dual bands reach a combined speed of up to 1200 Mbps, effectively eliminating WiFi dead zones.

An Ethernet port allows you to connect a wired device like a TV or a game console to the network.

With simple, color-coded indication, the smart signal indicator helps you find the best location for... »

Linksys MR5500 Mesh Wireless
Hydra Pro 6 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router

Linksys Hydra Pro 6 with Intelligent Mesh is a dual-band WiFi 6 router that delivers next-level streaming and gaming to your network. Access to 160 MHz channel enables the true power of WiFi 6 technology, delivering the fastest connection with everything you do.

The router supports six-stream WiFi with up to 574 + 4804 Mbps for ultra-fast wireless speeds.

Future-ready hardware with... »

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... »

TP-Link Archer C64 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO WiFi Router

The Archer C64 allows you to connect more devices and stream simultaneously with its dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The 2.4GHz band provide reliable connections for sending emails, web browsing and other simple tasks. The 5GHz band delivers speed up to 867Mpbs, great for media-intense applications like video streaming and online gaming. With a lag-free connection, you will never miss out... »

Kaon VM3000G Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 CableLabs Certified Cable Modem

Kaon DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem delivers multi-gigabit speed, download up to 5Gbps and upload up to 2Gbps. With its speed, service providers are able to assure the quality of services and provides the breadth of home network applications such as 4K UHD video streaming and VR gaming. It is perfect as a home hub which enables simultaneous multiple device connections.

It is backward compatible with... »

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, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (42 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 (232 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 (54 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)... »

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... »

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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