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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:
Samsung announces the world's largest SSD
2018-02-20 15:39 EST by Daniela

Samsung has announced a record-breaking SSD drive, that is the industry's largest SAS SSD. The Korean company has begun production of the massive 30.72 terabyte (TB) solid state drive called the PM1643.The drive uses a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface. Samsung claims it can reach 400,000 read and 50,000 write random IOPS, with sequential read and write speeds of 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s,... »

Google AI can predict heart disease
2018-02-19 15:26 EST by Daniela

Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person's risk of heart disease using machine learning. By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in... »

FCC blames Bitcoin mining for disrupting T-Mobile LTE service in Brooklyn
2018-02-16 14:46 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's broadband network.T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local residence were wreaking havoc on its broadband network.Agents for the Federal Communications... »

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker
2018-02-15 14:02 EST by Daniela

Google will now block annoying ads on its Chrome browser. Starting today, Chrome will automatically filter ads from sites that don't comply with the Better Ads Standards. The move comes more than eight months after the company announced plans to automatically block ads to enhance user experience as ads were reportedly disrupting online experience. The search giant is part of a group of online... »

Hackers infect thousands of websites to mine cryptocurrencies
2018-02-14 11:31 EST by Daniela

British security researcher Scott Helme discovered a handful of government websites in the US, UK and Australia had been recently compromised by malware aiming to take control of visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency.Unlike traditional attacks, these infections do not contain "ransomware" or steal data, but operate in stealth mode to make profits from the shadowy world of... »


Actiontec C1900A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless N Bonded VDSL2 Router

The C1900A VDSL2 router features "Auto Fall Back to single-line ADSL2+/2" to seamlessly operate on ADSL2+ and ADSL2 networks. This means the same router automatically works on any VDSL or ADSL network.

MIMO smart antenna technology is included to further improve wireless performance. Users will enjoy better whole-home wireless coverage and fewer dead spots in and around the home.

The... »

SmartRG SR512nm Multi-WAN Router
ADSL/VDSL2 + MoCA 2.0 and 802.11n WiFi Router

Inside the SR512nm is a highly-integrated xDSL chipset supporting 5-band VDSL2 with fallback to all legacy ADSL modes. Advanced coaxial home networking is provided via the integrated MoCA 2.0 interface, creating a high-speed LAN backbone within any home's coaxial cabling.

The included 802.11n 2x2 Access Point, delivers a strong, reliable WiFi signal throughout the home. The router has four... »

SmartRG SR400ac Wireless Router
Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The SR400ac is a carrier-grade Ethernet router, equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, a Dual-Band Wi-Fi Access Point using the latest 802.11ac technology, and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN connection.

The SR400ac's Dual-Band Wi-Fi technology simultaneously uses both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands via six internal high-gain antennas fed by six individual high-power amplifiers.... »

Amped Wireless B1200EX Wireless Range Extender
AC1200 Plug-In Wi-Fi Range Extender

The B1200EX is a universal range extender that can extend the reach of any Wi-Fi router by up to an additional 5,000 sq ft. With more Wi-Fi coverage, smart devices on all ends of your home or property can connect with ease and reliability.

802.11ac Wi-Fi technology provides Wi-Fi speeds up to four times faster than 802.11n. AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds provide up to 300Mbps 2.4GHz connections and up to... »

Netgear R6230 Wireless Router
Dual Band Gigabit AC1200 Smart WiFi Router

With up to 300+900Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, R6230 avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Simultaneous dual band WiFi provides two separate WiFi networks—2.4GHz for legacy devices and 5GHz which is less interference-prone for media streaming. The advanced QoS technology provides higher priority for media streaming... »

Arris Touchstone TG1652 Cable Gateway
16x4 DOCSIS 3.0 VoIP Gateway with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

The Touchstone TG1652 is a DOCSIS or EuroDOCSIS 3.0 home telephony gateway supporting 16 x 4 channel bonding for up to 640Mbps of broadband data.

It combines two FXS ports of carrier-grade VoIP, a 4-port gigabit router and a dual band 802.11ac wireless access point with optional battery back-up into a single integrated device.

The router supports wireless transmission speed of up to... »


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 (227 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 (30 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 (36 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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