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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:
FCC denies SpaceX nearly $900M in internet service funding
2022-08-10 20:04 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Starlink's application for $885 million in federal subsidies that it would use to provide satellite internet to broadband customers in rural areas. Starlink was tentatively awarded the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) grant in December 2020. But the satellite provider still needed FCC approval of a long-form application to receive the... »

Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts
2022-08-09 18:15 EST by Daniela

On Friday, Twitter disclosed information about a security vulnerability that allowed someone to find out whether a specific email address or phone number is tied to an existing Twitter accounts.Twitter says the flaw was introduced in a June 2021 update, disclosed by a security researcher in January, and then patched later that month. "At that time," the company says, "we had no evidence to... »

Google sues Sonos over voice control technology
2022-08-08 18:45 EST by Daniela

Google is suing speaker-maker Sonos over alleged patent infringement. In two lawsuits filed Monday in US District Court in California, Google alleges that Sonos' latest voice-assistant technology violates seven patents related to Google Assistant. It's the latest volley in a back-and-forth battle over wireless speakers that has so far involved multiple lawsuits from Sonos, one lawsuit from... »

Amazon is buying iRobot for $1.7 billion
2022-08-05 19:55 EST by Daniela

Amazon is buying iRobot for $1.7 billion, the companies announced Friday morning. The acquisition is Amazon's fourth-largest ever and reflects the tech giant's ambitions to entrench itself inside homes with smart devices.iRobot sells its products worldwide and is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum, which would join voice assistant Alexa, the Astro robot and Ring security cameras... »

Amazon Luna launches on Samsung Gaming Hub
2022-08-04 09:18 EST by Daniela

Amazon's game streaming service, Luna, is launching on Samsung's 2022 smart TVs and monitors today. Luna will be part of the Samsung Gaming Hub, which includes services like Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia's GeForce Now. Samsung launched the gaming hub in late June, with the Xbox TV app exclusive to Samsung's 2022 smart TVs and monitors.Gaming Hub is free, and each third-party... »


Asus TUF-AX5400 Wireless Router
AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router

TUF Gaming AX5400 is designed to give you stable and fast wireless and wired connections in device-dense environments. It's a router that benefits all your devices, from laptops, smartphones, and game consoles right down to all the IoT devices in your home.

WiFi 6 provides faster wireless speeds with OFDMA, BSS coloring and MU-MIMO technologies, and it also boosts network efficiency, so all... »

CC&C WX-9583 Wireless Router
AX1800 Gigabit Wireless Router

WX-9583 is using the MT7621A+MT7915D+MT7975D of MediaTek solution which supports 573+1201 Mbps PHY rate.

It fully complies with IEEE 802.11ax and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards, offering feature-rich wireless connectivity at high standards, and delivering reliable, cost-effective throughput from an extended distance.

Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet ports and... »

Kaon CG3000 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 2300Mbps Cable Gateway

CG3000 operates simultaneously both DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 3.0 32x8. It provides speed up to 10 Gigabit per second, and enables operators to provide premium services while data traffic for HD/UHD video streaming and complex internet usage at home are increasing.

Beside, the embedded Wi-Fi 4x4 11ac wave 2 at 5GHz, 4x4 11n at 2.4GHz with MU-MIMO enhances wireless network as well. 2300Mbps... »

TP-Link Deco XE75 Mesh Wireless
AXE5400 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System

Turbocharged gigabit speed (up to 5400Mbps) ensures flawless 8K streaming and maximum AR/VR performance.

All three WiFi bands work together to unleash your network's total speeds up to 5,400 Mbps for 200 devices.

No matter how many screens or devices are on at once, the newest generation of WiFi enables congestion-free connections.

Cover up to 5,500 ft2 with next-gen seamless WiFi and... »

Xiaomi Mi AIoT AX9000 Wireless Router
AX9000 Dual Band Wireless Router

Mi AIoT AX9000 is Xiaomi's first model specifically designed for gamers, with Tri-Band technology support for creating 3 Wi-Fi networks, one of which is especially dedicated to gaming.

The AX9000 router also supports mesh networking, so it can be used to connect and expand coverage area with other Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 series routers.

The router pyramid design features 4 large triangular antennas... »

ZyXEL VMG4927 DSL Wireless Router
AC2400 Dual-Band Wireless VDSL2 Bonding Gateway

The Zyxel VMG4927 supports VDSL2 vectoring of up to profile 17a. VDSL2 vectoring reduces cross-talk to increase broadband access performance, which further enables operators to offer better UHD 4k IPTV services.

Rated as AC2400, the Zyxel VMG4927 delivers speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps over 5 GHz and 600 Mbps over 2.4 GHz. For better user experience, the VMG4927 offers dual-band WiFi with... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (44 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 (234 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 (56 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... »

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)... »

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,... »

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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