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"Some of the Best Broadband Speed Tweaks on the Net"
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:
Tesla recalls new Cybertrucks over accelerator hazard
2024-04-19 15:29 EST by Daniela

Tesla is recalling all 3,878 Cybertrucks that it has shipped to date, due to a problem where the accelerator pedal can get stuck, putting drivers at risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.A pad on top of the Cybertruck's accelerator pedal could come loose and get trapped in the interior trim causing unintended acceleration, a Tesla filing with the... »

Comcast rolls out 'Now' prepaid phone and internet plans
2024-04-18 17:45 EST by Daniela

Comcast announced today that it's expanding its "Now" branding to include two prepaid services: Now Internet and Now Mobile. Of the two, the mobile plan appears to be genuinely new, as it's a prepaid cellular option that offers unlimited 5G data, talk, and text for $25 a month per line. The mobile plan also has free access to the company‚Äôs Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots."Consumers have told us they... »

Logitech adds ChatGPT button to hardware
2024-04-17 16:27 EST by Daniela

Logitech announced today that it's launching a new tool called Logi AI Prompt Builder, which incorporates ChatGPT into the Logi Options+ app. This allows users to more readily access ChatGPT's AI functions as part of their workflow. In addition, Logitech is launching a new mouse: The Signature AI Edition Mouse, which has its own AI prompt button.Logitech plans to launch the Signature AI Edition... »

Boston Dynamics retires its hydraulic humanoid robot Atlas
2024-04-16 15:47 EST by Daniela

Boston Dynamics is retiring Atlas, the most famous bipedal robot in existence, according to a new video published on the robotics company's YouTube page. Boston Dynamics' farewell to Atlas doesn't just show some of the cool things the robot can do. It's a bit of a blooper reel as well. Along with hurling a toolbag and leaping between platforms, Atlas slips, trips and falls a bunch of times in the... »

Microsoft starts testing ads in the Windows 11 Start menu
2024-04-15 15:12 EST by Daniela

Microsoft says it's starting to test ads inside the Start menu on Windows 11. Specifically, these ads will promote apps available in the Microsoft Store and appear in the Start menu's "Recommended" section. According to Microsoft's blog post, these targeted ads are only available to Windows Insiders and exclude commercially-managed devices."This will appear only for Windows Insiders in the Beta... »


Aztech DSL5028EN DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Wireless-N Router with USB Host

Completely designed for ADSL connectivity, the Aztech DSL5028EN series is capable of supporting both ADSL2 and ADSL2+ internet connections, allowing these devices to be a commendable companion for ADSL subscribers.

Exclusively designed for ADSL connectivity, the DSL5028EN series is comprised of two variants each capable of providing distinguished wireless speeds that would instantaneously fit... »

Cudy Tech LT12 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
AC1200 4G LTE CAT 12 Router

Dual SIM slots provide redundancy and keep the device always online. Both SIM slots can be filled, you can choose whether to use SIM card 1 or SIM card 2, or auto select by Cudy.

Set WAN/LAN port as WAN to enable Cudy use the landline internet from WAN, and 3G/4G connection works as a backup to provide a sustained and reliable internet connection for you.

Combined with 4 detachable SMA... »

TP-Link RE815XE Wireless Range Extender
AXE5400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6E Range Extender

WiFi 6E offers the new 6 GHz frequency band with 1200 MHz of available spectrum. This wide-open band creates lower latency, higher throughput, and faster speeds for RE815XE.

RE815XE takes full advantage of tri-band, empowering up to 96 devices with 5400 Mbps speed. With the 6 GHz band serving as its backhaul, all of your connected devices receive connectivity.

RE815XE's four external... »

Mercusys ME70X Wireless Range Extender
AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender

Expand coverage of your Existing Router. The two adjustable high-gain antennas extend WiFi signals to where your router WiFi cannot reach. This AX1800 Range Extender is backward compatible with previous WiFi generations (11b/g/n/a/ac) and will work with all your existing internet-connected devices.

ME70X is more than just a WiFi range extender. Connect your wired internet connection to the... »

ALFA AX1800RM Mesh Wireless
802.11ax Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh Router

ALFA AX1800RM Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Mesh Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology for better coverage and throughput. This router supports one-key mesh, Beamforming and BSS coloring.

The maximum data transfer rate is up to 1800Mbps. The kit includes four external dual-band 5 dBi antennas.

The router has 3 x Gigabit LAN ports and Internet speeds up to 1Gbps.

AX1800RM provides... »

Cudy Tech AP1300 Wireless Access Point
AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Access Point

Designed with the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, Cudy AP1300 can reliably delivers dual-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 867 Mbps + 300 Mbps to multiple devices simultaneously.

Designed for connecting 100+ devices, everyone is able to enjoy a more efficient network that loads faster without dragging down performance.

AP1300 supports 802.3af/at PoE, Passive PoE or DC 12V power supply (power... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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... »

Windows 10 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (46 comments)

Windows 10 TweaksThe TCP/IP speed tweaks below work with Windows 8, 10, 2012/2019 Server. The Windows 8/10 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are many subtle differences and updates, new syntax for applying tweaks using PowerShell cmdlets, and some new settings. Windows 10 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... »

How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (95 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 (236 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 up... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (58 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,... »

How to Stop Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
by Philip

DDoSDenial of Service (DoS) attacks are very common on the Internet these days, and they can make your online experience miserable. In some cases of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), they can bring down websites, or cripple entire networks in a matter of minutes, preventing connectivity for many customers. There are different types of DoS attacks, and we've tried to explain the most common types and ways to mitigate their effects to you or your network.Types of Denial of Service (DoS)... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip (1 comments)

Android tweaksTo change TCP/IP related settings in Android you need root access. The only exception are a couple of trivial changes that are available to non-rooted devices, namely dynamic vs static IP address, and changing the DNS server. Assuming you are working with an already rooted device, the settings are listed below:Android TCP/IP tweaks (root required)In order to change other TCP/IP stack settings, you need to edit the settings in /proc/sys/net/core/ , similar to what is explained in our Linux... »


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