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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:
Comcast now has the largest gigabit network
2018-10-19 18:17 EST by Daniela

Comcast Corp. has broken the national gig barrier. The Philadelphia company says it can now offer gigabit speeds to nearly all of its residential and business customers.About 58 million homes across the cable giant's 39-state footprint can now order Comcast's Xfinity Gigabit service, which can cost $100 to $160 per month depending on the region, more than double the price of slower broadband... »

'Do Not Track' feature in your browser doesn't do anything
2018-10-18 13:14 EST by Daniela

According to a recent survey by Forrester Research, a quarter of American adults use the "Do Not Track" feature of browsers to protect their privacy. However, the study shows that most websites are ignoring it. Currently, only a shockingly small number of websites actually comply, with Reddit and Pinterest among them. Most websites ignore this request, including Yahoo and Facebook, despite both... »

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected
2018-10-17 17:25 EST by Daniela

Netflix reported that for the third quarter its subscriber additions were well above its internal prediction, with worldwide growth of 6.96 million compared to the projected 5 million. The company added 1.09 million total subs to its US base for a total of 58.46 million while adding 5.87 million internationally, extending that total to 78.64 million.The surge came as Netflix premiered a record... »

All major browsers drop TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020
2018-10-16 15:57 EST by Daniela

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla announced plans today to disable Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 support in their respective browsers in the first half of 2020. The browser makers are taking those measures in advance of an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) proposal to deprecate TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1, although that proposal is still at the draft stage. Transport Layer... »

US senators push Canada to ban Huawei
2018-10-15 17:29 EST by Daniela

US senators have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau advocating for the exclusion of Huawei from the country's 5G plans. The lawmakers warned Trudeau to "reconsider Huawei's inclusion in any aspect of Canada's 5G development, introduction, and maintenance," due to security concerns and links to the Chinese government.The Canadian government hasn't formally responded to the... »


Inseego / Novatel MiFi M100 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The MiFi M100 turns a cellular connection into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, whenever you need it. The hotspot supports LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17.

The MiFi brand of mobile hotspots puts security first, so you can rest assured that your information is protected lock and key. Advanced security features include hacker prevention, corporate VPN compatibility, password protection and... »

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... »

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... »

Netgear XR700 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router

Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router features one 10G LAN SFP+ port connection for low-latency LAN gaming parties. Seven gigabit ethernet ports allow to aggregate two ports for faster file transfer gaming.

Wired or wireless, the 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor boosts your network performance up to 7.2Gbps.

AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi provides up to 4600 (60GHz)+1733 (5GHz)+800 (2.4GHz) Mbps... »

TP-Link Archer C2700 Wireless Router
AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

With Intel technology at the heart of TP-Link Archer C2700, the router delivers consistent signal strength on multiple devices at the same time. It also helps minimize interference between different radio frequencies, and accelerates wired and wireless transmission simultaneously. Keep your connections fast and uninterrupted!

TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro, helps to protect your... »

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... »


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 (35 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 (42 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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