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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:
US bans transactions with Venezuela's digital currency
2018-03-20 17:29 EST by Daniela

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday banning any transactions within the United States involving any digital currency issued by, for, or on behalf of the Government of Venezuela. The order applies to U.S. citizens as well as anyone within the United States, and includes cryptocurrency issued on or after January 9. The US has for the first time banned a cryptocurrency.Venezuela... »

Facebook under fire over Cambridge Analytica data abuse
2018-03-19 14:17 EST by Daniela

Facebook has recently suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its Terms of Service, by collecting and sharing the personal information of up to 50 million users without their consent. The suspension of the two companies came a day before a pair of reports in the The New York Times and The Observer about how... »

Microsoft offers bug bounties for Spectre, Meltdown flaws
2018-03-16 15:39 EST by Daniela

Microsoft is offering bug bounties for a limited time to security researchers who uncover speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown. These two vulnerabilities have been causing quite a stir over the last several months. They impact almost all CPUs in use today to one extent or another, including Intel, AMD, and ARM processors going back a decade or so. Fixing... »

Broadcom withdraws Qualcomm offer after Trump blocks deal
2018-03-15 15:06 EST by Daniela

Broadcom has abandoned its $140bn bid for Qualcomm, two days after President Trump blocked it over national security fears.Broadcom Ltd. said Wednesday that it was disappointed with Trump's decision. However, the company still plans to move its headquarters to the United States. Broadcom had its headquarters in Irvine, California, until a Singapore-based company bought it in 2015. Qualcomm had... »

Google to ban cryptocurrency advertising
2018-03-14 16:27 EST by Daniela

Starting in June, Google will ban all cryptocurrency advertising across its flagship search and display ad businesses. That means that even companies with legitimate cryptocurrency offerings won't be allowed to serve ads through any of Google's ad products, which place advertising on its own sites as well as third-party websites."We don't have a crystal ball to know where the future is going... »

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh Wireless
AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System

Dual band, tri-hub mesh wifi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home.

3x3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming deliver superior WiFi speed and automatically connect you to the best signal, anywhere in the home.

The lifetime free cloud-based security powered by Trend Micro makes sure your privacy on connected devices is protected.

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Arris NVG341 DSL Wireless Router
VDSL2/ADSL2+ Gateway with 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n

The NVG341 includes advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features, security firewall, and extensive remote management features.

Тhe NVG341 uses Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) technology, eliminating the
need for wired connections and enabling users to easily network all of their wireless 802.11b/g/n equipped devices.

Its four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports give subscribers the... »

Amped Wireless B1900RT Wireless Router
AC1900 Wireless Router

With a total of 14 advanced amplifiers and 4 high gain antennas (1 x Internal, 3 x External), B1900RT delivers maximum coverage and stability.

The B1900RT features a combination of 3 transmitters with 4 receivers and 4 antennas per frequency to blanket a home or office with multiple Wi-Fi streams for reliability, performance, and range.

Move faster than ever with fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to... »

Motorola MB8600 Cable Modem
Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

Model MB8600 supports fast DOCSIS 3.1 and also falls back to the fastest DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 speeds. It features low latency, for the fast response needed for many interactive games.

Model MB8600 supports Ethernet Port bonding, essential for delivering 1 Gbps and higher speeds. It includes DOCSIS 3.1 Active Queue Management (AQM), which significantly reduces Internet latency. AQM results in... »

Hitron CGNM Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 802.11ac Wireless Gateway

The CGNM delivers speeds of up to 960Mbps with twenty-four bonded downstream channels over its DOCSIS interface. The integrated four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, Wi-Fi 3×3 802.11n+802.11ac dual band MIMO Access Point and MoCA 2.0 enable fast and easy home entertainment networking.

The CGNM supports the full IPv4 routing features as well as complete support for IPv6 routing and firewall. The... »

Hitron CGNV2 VoIP Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 eMTA Wireless Gateway

The CGNV2 delivers speeds of up to 400Mbps over its DOCSIS interface. The integrated 802.11n 2×2 MIMO Access Point improves customer experience extending range and coverage. For wired clients, the 2 fast Ethernet ports offer fast connections.

The CGNV2 supports full IPv4 routing features, as well as, full support for IPv6 routing and firewall. The CGNV2 supports DSLite for different IPv6... »

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 (31 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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