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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:
WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug
2019-02-21 14:24 EST by Daniela

WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old security vulnerability that allowed attackers to infect your computer with malware via specially crafted ACE archives. It was discovered by researchers at Check Point Software Technologies.The vulnerability itself lies in unacev2.dll, a library used to parse ACE archives, a little-used compression format that dates back to the 1990s. In practice, the vulnerability... »

Google admits error over hidden microphone
2019-02-20 12:45 EST by Daniela

Google has admitted that it made an error in not disclosing that one of its Nest Secure home alarm products - Nest Guard - contained a microphone.The hardware feature came to light after Google announced a software update to the Nest Secure system would enable it to use its voice-activated helper, Google Assistant, which is powered by artificial intelligence to answer queries and commands.At... »

Huawei: 'There's no way the US can crush us'
2019-02-19 17:44 EST by Daniela

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in a recent interview that the US government's accusations and criminal indictments, including fraud and the theft of trade secrets, won't be enough to "crush" Huawei. His daughter was arrested in Vancouver in December at the request of the US and charged with bank and wire fraud to violate American sanctions against Iran."There's no way the US can crush us," he... »

Google fixes private browsing bug in Chrome
2019-02-18 17:47 EST by Daniela

Google Chrome's Incognito mode has long had a loophole that allowed web developers to know when Incognito is running and when it's not. Website developers have used this bug to block users who run private browsing.Those that've used this mode in the past likely used it to avoid being tracked for advertisements and/or to make sure what they were looking at wasn't part of their internet browser... »

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
2019-02-15 15:59 EST by Daniela

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine to settle an investigation into the social network's privacy practices, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology company, but the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount. If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in... »


Netgear CM1150V VoIP Gateway
Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem For Xfinity Voice

Netgear Nighthawk ultra-high speed cable modem for Xfinity Voice (CM1150V) delivers gigabit speed cable internet and call clarity.

This high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports all of today's internet service plans and is designed for the fastest internet speed tiers in near future.

CM1150V includes two telephones ports that automatically prioritize voice over internet for clear... »

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... »

Asus GT-AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Tri-band WiFi Gaming Router (ROG Rapture)

The GT-AX11000 is a 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh wifi system and AiProtection network security.

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5X faster transmit... »

Netis DL4480V1 VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V1 is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11AC Wi-Fi technology (MU-MIMO) and offers simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band.

With the VoIP... »

Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router

KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak your... »

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Wireless Router
AX6000 Wireless Router

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.

AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM delivers wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) and 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

OFDMA increases average throughput by... »


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 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »


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