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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 ban on China's ZTE lifted
2018-07-16 16:37 EST by Daniela

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a 7-year ban on Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE. Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary, on Friday lifted an order that had stopped ZTE from purchasing critical equipment from the US, after the company paid a $1.4bn penalty following breaches of US sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The seven-year ban was put in place in April and had effectively... »

Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner merger approval
2018-07-13 12:28 EST by Daniela

The Justice Department on Thursday filed notice that it is appealing a judge's approval of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner. The June 12 ruling was a blow for the Justice Department's antitrust division. The government's arguments were swept aside by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who gave his blessing for the deal valued at $85 billion.Federal lawyers contended that the combined company... »

Hacker exploits Netgear router to steal US military drone files
2018-07-12 16:23 EST by Daniela

A Netgear router with an easy-to-guess default password may have a helped a hacker steal sensitive documents about a US military drone. The hacker was able to infiltrate the computer network of a Nevada Air Force base because nobody changed the default password of a Netgear router on its network. He then made off with sensitive documents about the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper drone and put them up for... »

FCC may soon charge $225 to handle your complaint
2018-07-11 16:06 EST by Daniela

Ajit Pai's Federal Communications Commission is proposing that it stop reviewing the vast majority of consumer complaints about telecom companies. Going forward, consumers harmed by broadband, TV, and phone companies would have to pay $225 in order to get an FCC review of their complaints.If the rule change happens, getting the FCC to go through the same steps as it does today will require filing... »

Stolen D-Link certificates used in malware campaigns
2018-07-10 15:52 EST by Daniela

ESET Security has recently discovered that a group of hackers was using legitimate security certificates stolen from D-Link and Changing Information Technology to help spread Plead malware.The certificates were used to cryptographically verify that legitimate software was issued by D-Link and Changing Information Technology. Microsoft Windows, Apple’s macOS, and most other operating systems... »


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 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... »

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... »

Prolink PRN3005L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3005L is a 4G LTE wireless router that 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 PRN3005L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring multiple Wi-Fi devices get the fastest and best internet access experience.

Share the 4G LTE network... »

JCG JHR-AC860M Wireless Router
AC1900 High Power Long Range Router

The JHR-AC860M reaches a total of 1900Mbps wireless speed over its 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and 5GHz (1300Mbps) bands.

The router allows you to connect to secure network fast and easy using WPS. Thanks to the built-in USB 2.0 port, the router can act as a printer server.

JHR-AC860M features 6*5dBi fixed antennas. It supports WDS wireless bridge working... »

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 (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 (39 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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