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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:
Waymo's driverless taxi fleet will soon be completely electric
2023-03-31 19:08 EST by Daniela

On Thursday, the Alphabet-owned autonomous vehicle operator announced it was phasing out the plug-in hybrid minivans it had been using for the last seven years. Instead, Waymo will rely on the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace as a platform for the fifth generation of its "Waymo Driver," which is the branding the company uses to describe its autonomous driving hardware and software stack that enable its... »

OpenAI may have to halt ChatGPT releases following FTC complaint
2023-03-30 18:18 EST by Daniela

Authorities in the U.S. and Europe should act quickly to protect people against threats posed by OpenAI's GPT and ChatGPT artificial intelligence models, civil society groups have urged in a coordinated pushback against the technology's rapid proliferation.On Thursday the U.S.'s Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP) filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the... »

T-Mobile users can now make calls using Amazon Alexa devices
2023-03-29 14:41 EST by Daniela

Amazon now allows T-mobile customers to link their mobile numbers and make or receive hands-free Wi-Fi calls through Alexa-enabled devices like Echo Dot or Echo Show. The new feature comes in the form of an Alexa skill, which can link your T-Mobile service directly to your Alexa Account. The new feature joins the other big US carriers AT&T and Verizon in enabling Alexa to handle phone calls.Once... »

Amazon is finally warning us about frequently returned products
2023-03-28 18:40 EST by Daniela

Amazon is starting to warn consumers when products sold on its platform are regularly shipped back for returns. As reported by The Information, Amazon is rolling out a warning label on "frequently returned" products that will encourage consumers to check the item details and reviews before making their purchase, helping customers avoid misleading or low-quality products and reducing unnecessary... »

OpenAI connects ChatGPT to the internet
2023-03-27 17:47 EST by Daniela

On Thursday, the artificial intelligence company OpenAI announced that it's gradually rolling out plugins for ChatGPT, in a move that significantly expands the chatbot's functionality.The first wave of plugins, which are now available in alpha to select ChatGPT users and developers, allow ChatGPT to tap new sources of live data from the web, including third-party sources such as Expedia, Kayak... »

TP-Link TL-WA3001 Wireless Access Point
AX3000 Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Upgrade your home or office network with the latest-generation of dual band 802.11ax access point, which offers combined speeds of up to 3000Mbps and is suited to serve multiple devices at the same time. The 5GHz band is good for Ultra-HD streaming video and online gaming, while the 2.4GHz band is there for all of your everyday Internet needs, like sending email and browsing the Internet.

The... »

Grandstream GWN7062 Wireless Router
1800Mbps Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

The GWN7062 is a secure dual-band router powered by the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology. The GWN7062 provides dual-band 2×2 MU-MIMO with DL/UL OFDMA technology and supports wireless Mesh networking and wired AP connections.

It features a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core processor to provide Wi-Fi speeds up to 1.77 Gbps with up to 256 wireless devices, allowing the GWN7062 to power smart office... »

ExpressVPN Aircove Wireless Router
AX1800 Wi-Fi Router with VPN

Powered by dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Aircove delivers up to 1,800 Mbps of fast, stable Wi-Fi. Even with the VPN on, you can stream in 4K HD on multiple screens. And with up to 1,600 sq. ft. of whole-home coverage, Aircove can support dozens of devices. Everyone gets the performance they need.

OFDMA, a Wi-Fi 6 technology, assigns channels effectively and communicates with multiple devices... »

Mercusys MR80X Wireless Router
AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Doubling the bandwidth with 160 MHz channels, MR80X unlocks the limits of the previous channel width and provides next-level speeds for your devices. With WiFi 6 speeds up to 3 Gbps, finish large-file downloads in minutes and experience stunning 4K streaming without lag.

Streaming or gaming on multiple devices brings more fun without dragging down performance. MR80X supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO... »

ZTE MF286R Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
AC1300 4G Wireless Router

Work, game and share all day long with the ZTE MF286R, CAT6 4G home router- high 4G download speeds of 300Mbps and upload speeds of 50Mbps.

Equipped with 4 LAN ports to connect computers, servers, video game consoles and other devices manually.

The MF286R ensures a smooth and stable performance when connecting up to 64 Wi-Fi enabled devices on the same network, making it suitable for... »

Prolink DL-7203E Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

Enjoy high-speed wireless Internet access on the go with this portable Wi-Fi. Provides you with fast, uninterrupted Internet speed and connectivity of up to 300Mbps all day long with its long-lasting battery capacity.

This portable Wi-Fi makes sharing even easier – it lets you share Internet access across multiple devices, and with a microSD card; it lets you share photos, music, videos, and... »

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... »

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)... »

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,... »

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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