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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:
TP-Link introduces new 802.11ax wireless routers
2018-12-11 18:03 EST by Daniela

TP-Link today unveiled two new WiFi routers—the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as WiFi 6.The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first 802.11ax WiFi router. It boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5 GHz band, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi. A 1.8GHz quad-core... »

Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users
2018-12-10 18:46 EST by Daniela

Google will shut down its social network Google+ sooner than previously announced, due to a newly found bug that affects 52.5 million users. So the network sunset will happen in April of 2019, instead of in August.The bug in question exposed information including names, email addresses, occupations, and ages between November 7th and November 13th. Google said it has fixed it and will begin... »

Microsoft will move to Chromium-based Edge browser
2018-12-07 15:12 EST by Daniela

Microsoft on Thursday said it intends to use the open-source Chromium browser engine in the desktop version of its Edge browser, promising the two per cent of global internet users who favor Edge an improved web experience.Moving to the open source code base will allow Microsoft to expand Edge availability. Currently, it's limited to Windows 10, but the new version will work on the older but... »

Adobe Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Flash Player
2018-12-06 14:30 EST by Daniela

Adobe on Wednesday released several unscheduled fixes for Flash Player, including a critical vulnerability that it said is being exploited in the wild. Researchers with Gigamon Applied Threat Research (ATR) and Qihoo 360 uncovered a phishing campaign that exploits CVE-2018-15982. This attack is being named "Operation Poison Needles" and targeted the Russian FSBI "Polyclinic #2" medical... »

Waymo One launched as commercial self-driving service
2018-12-05 17:16 EST by Daniela

Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo today announced that it is officially "launching" a robo-taxi service in Chandler, Arizona, wherein riders will use an app to hail the vehicles to take them anywhere in an 80 to 100 square mile area, for a price. Waymo has pre-selected recommended pickup and drop-off locations throughout the service territory. Waymo vehicles prefer to drop customers off in... »


Tenda AC10U Wireless Router
AC1200 Smart Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Router

AC10U offers dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wave 2.0 Wi-Fi. Its 1GHz CPU and 128MB DDR3 provide high performance in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps.

With the USB port supported, you can make AC10U a sharing center of your home.

AC10U is a high-performance... »

Motorola MD1600 DSL Wireless Router
AC1600 VDSL2/ADSL2+ WiFi Gigabit Router

The MD1600 combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem with a full-featured AC1600 WiFi Gigabit router to assure high-speed connection to the Internet for all your WiFi and Ethernet devices.

The router delivers Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.

It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN ports for optional connection to computers, HDTVs, tablets, game stations, and other Ethernet-capable devices. A USB 2.0 host... »

Netgear RAX120 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router

RAX120 delivers up to 6Gbps speeds—1200+4800 Mbps with 12-stream connectivity. A 2.2GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance.

FDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. 8-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 2x2 devices to stream content at the same time.

The router has one 5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port, providing 5 times the... »

ZyXEL VMG3625-T20A DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway with USB

The Zyxel VMG3625-T20A supports Vectoring technology that eliminates crosstalk or interference among different VDSL lines.

The Vectoring mechanism significantly increases bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enhance service reach without changing the current infrastructure – a significant cost-saving advantage over FTTH deployments, while CAPEX can be optimized by... »

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... »

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... »


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... »

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... »

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... »


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