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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:
Apple cuts production on new iPhone models
2018-11-20 11:14 EST by Daniela

Apple is reportedly cutting production orders for all three 2018 iPhone models, a report said Monday. It turned out that demand for the new devices — especially the iPhone XR — has been weaker than expected.Last week, iPhone suppliers such as Qorvo Inc., Lumentum Holdings Inc. and Japan Display Inc. cut quarterly profit estimates, citing a drop in orders that had been placed previously by a... »

SMS breach reveals millions of personal details
2018-11-19 15:12 EST by Daniela (1 comments)

A massive data breach has exposed tens of millions of SMS text messages. The breach involved a database of 26 million text messages, some of which included private customer data like password reset information, shipping notifications and two-factor authentication (2FA) codes.The issue has been noticed by a security researcher out of Berlin named Sebastien Kaul. Using Shodan, a database search... »

Verizon puts 5 phone numbers on a single handset
2018-11-16 14:28 EST by Daniela

On Friday, November 16, Verizon announced a new service, called "My Numbers." This program allows the user to add up to four numbers to a single device, allowing up to five in total. If the user chooses to add additional lines to their device, they'll get unlimited domestic calling and texting and will have to pay a fee per extra line. All four numbers must be for domestic lines. Users can set... »

The FCC approved SpaceX's plan to launch 7,518 internet satellites
2018-11-15 18:06 EST by Daniela

SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago. SpaceX thus has to deploy half of the newly approved satellites within six years and the remaining satellites within nine years unless it successfully re-applies for a waiver.SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today... »

Google's Project Fi gets an improved VPN service
2018-11-14 17:33 EST by Daniela

Google will extend the Project Fi VPN to all connections so that users benefit from enhanced security and privacy whenever they use data. By default, Fi already uses a VPN service to protect users when they connect to the roughly two million supported Wi-Fi hotspots. Now, Google is expanding this to cellular connections, as well. Google's new enhanced network will also make it possible for faster... »


Netgear Orbi CBK40 Mesh Wireless
Orbi WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem

This Orbi WiFi System comes with an Orbi Router (CBR40) with a built-in Cable Modem and a Satellite (RBS20). Easily set up and create a whole home mesh WiFi system that delivers wider WiFi coverage.

It covers homes up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi signals. Tri-Band WiFi helps maximize the Internet speeds available in your home. The system provides a total of 2200Mbps wireless speeds... »

Prolink PRN3003L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

PROLiNK PRN3003L 4G LTE Wireless-N Router lets you access and share a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

With 2T2R MIMO wireless technology, the PROLiNK PRN3003L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Supports WPS configuration via a... »

Netgear EX7700 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 2.2Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Nighthawk X6 Mesh Extender creates a seamless... »

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... »

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... »

Prolink PRC3801 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Designed with 5GHz High-Power radio 400mW, the AC1200 features dual wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with data speeds up to 300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps respectively. The concurrent Dual-Band offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks which you can perform basic daily tasks on the 2.4GHz band, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file... »


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 (44 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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