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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:
SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites
2019-05-24 17:47 EST by Daniela

On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites, part of its Starlink constellation that aims to provide rural areas with Internet. The launch took place just shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time, with the Falcon 9's first stage booster landing approximately nine minutes after takeoff on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, located in the Atlantic... »

Amazon reportedly working on device that recognizes human emotions
2019-05-23 18:10 EST by Daniela

Amazon is reportedly working on a wearable device that will be able to recognize human emotions from a voice. The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product. The Alexa team is said to be working with Lab126 - the group that created Amazon's Echo smart speakers on the project. There's reportedly a beta test underway. The device, working in sync with a smartphone app, is said... »

Google stored some business passwords as plain text
2019-05-22 18:07 EST by Daniela

In a blog post today, Google revealed that a bug in an old G Suite tool caused some portion of G Suite users to have their passwords stored in plain text for nearly 14 years, between 2005 and 2019.The company said that only G Suite enterprise customers were impacted, but not regular Gmail accounts. Google says that it can't find any evidence that anybody's password was improperly accessed. It's... »

U.S. grants 90-day reprieve for Huawei suppliers
2019-05-21 17:05 EST by Daniela

Days after blacklisting Chinese technology company Huawei from buying American-made products, the Trump administration is now easing up. The US Commerce Department (DOC) has given the company a 90-day extension to provide support for existing handsets and network components. This means that while the company is still banned from doing business with most US companies, it is allowed to continue... »

Google tracks your purchases using Gmail
2019-05-20 17:41 EST by Daniela

A recent report from CNBC has revealed that Google uses Gmail to keep track of your purchases, whether they are online or offline. A page in your Gmail account "Purchases" holds the list of things you've bought from years.The Purchases page went live last year, but has flown under the radar until now. According to Google, purchases are compiled from sources across your Google Account, including... »


Netgear AC2100 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2100 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.1Gbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps 5GHz) to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs.

With a dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Advanced QoS, this Nighthawk router can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection.

Access and share your... »

ZTE MF903 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot

ZTE MF903 is a 4G pocket WiFi router supporting LTE Category 4. It could achieve download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps.

The following bands are supported:
* FDD-LTE :B1/B3/B7/B8/B20(28)/B26
* TDD-LTE : B38/ B39/B40/ B41
* UMTS :B1/B2/B5/B8
* GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz

ZTE MF903 has a 5200mAh battery, which could charge other mobile devices such as... »

TP-Link Archer A20 Wireless Router
AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router

With one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands, the Archer A20 keeps all your devices connected without slowing down your network. It provides 4000Mbps WiFi speed - 1625Mbps on both 5G bands and 750Mbps on 2.4G band.

The 1.8 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor, three co-processors and 512 MB of RAM work together to power your network.

MU-MIMO technology supports router to serve multiple devices at once,... »

Edimax BR-6208ACD Wireless Router
AC750 Multi-Function Concurrent Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Edimax BR-6208ACD router supports the newest IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, meaning higher data rates in the 5GHz band. The router provides 300Mbps speeds in the 2.4GHz band and 433Mbps speeds in 5GHz. It is also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to ensure compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi devices.

Employing three external detachable antennas, the BR-6208ACD provides wider 2.4GHz and... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

Linksys MR8300 Wireless Router
AC2200 MU-MIMO Mesh WiFi Router

Linksys MR8300 is a Tri-Band router that delivers wireless speeds of up to 2.2Gbps (N400 + AC867 + AC867) throughout your home.

The MR8300 delivers a dedicated signal to each connected device using MU-MIMO technology, so the entire family can enjoy simultaneous 4K streaming, online gaming, and more.

With built-in Mesh WiFi, this router is designed to scale to your household's WiFi needs.... »


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 (39 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... »

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)... »

How to Secure your Wireless Network
by Philip

CybersecurityA home wireless network allows all your computers, laptops, and mobile devices to communicate with an Wireless Access Point, which is in turn connected to the internet. The access point can be a separate device, or, more commonly part of a Wireless NAT router connected with a network cable to your broadband modem. It can sometimes even be built into the gateway/modem you get from your internet provider.In most cases, we find a place for a wireless router in our home and promptly forget about... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (46 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... »

Android TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
by Philip

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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