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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:
China-based espionage campaign targets satellite in the US
2018-06-21 11:51 EST by Daniela

A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and South-east Asia, cyber-security organisation Symantec announced.Symantec noticed the attacks in January, when the company's security software triggered an alert at a "large telecoms operator" in Southeast Asia.... »

TP-Link announces new Deco M9 Plus mesh wireless system
2018-06-20 06:57 EST by Daniela

TP-Link today announced availability of the Deco M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand's lineup of mesh solutions. TP-Link's Deco M9 Plus features AC2200 speeds and tri-band Wi-Fi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices.The Deco... »

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers
2018-06-19 16:48 EST by Daniela

Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users.The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without the device owners' knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been... »

Sprint, T-Mobile file merger request with FCC today
2018-06-18 16:59 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the regulatory review for T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint. The two wireless companies announced Sunday (April 29) that they had struck a deal to merge that valued the combined company at $146 billion (including debt).The new company will be named T-Mobile, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere will serve as chief executive... »

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner
2018-06-15 06:56 EST by Daniela

AT&T said Thursday it's completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a day earlier than previously expected. Earlier this week, Judge Richard Leon had approved AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the government's antitrust objections."The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in... »


TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wireless
AC2200 Tri-Band Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

A Deco M9 Plus two-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 4500 square feet. And if that's not enough, simply add more Deco units to the network to increase coverage.

Three separate Wi-Fi bands deliver fast, stable connections to devices in every room of your home. More bandwidth is freed up with dedicated wireless links between Deco units.

Deco M9 Plus uses not only 5G_1(867Mbps) as... »

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... »

Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Netis WF2520P Wireless Access Point
300Mbps Wireless N High Power Ceiling-Mounted Access Point (Passive PoE)

The Netis 300Mbps Wireless N High Power Ceiling-Mounted Access Point WF2520P provides long range, high performance wireless Internet access over large areas.

It provides you multiple wireless modes including Access Point, AP Router, Client, WDS, Repeater, and WISP, for flexible wireless network setup and deployment.

Also, with the passive PoE design, you may easily establish a solution... »

Netgear C7500 Cable Gateway
Nighthawk X4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Router

Nighthawk features 1GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB ports. With 24x8 channel bonding you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and stay connected throughout your home.

Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With... »

Prolink PRN3002L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3002L is a 4G LTE Wireless-N Router that lets you access and broadcast a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

Combined with a 2T2R MIMO Wireless technology, the PRN3002L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring that you get the best web experience to meet your needs.

Furthermore, the PRN3002L comes... »


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 (33 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 (37 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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