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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... »


D-Link R15 Wireless Router
AX1500 Smart Router

With advanced AI features for continuous network monitoring, the R15 keeps your Wi-Fi performing at its best. Managing your network has never been easier with the AI Assistant on the free mobile app.

Wall obstruction and interference from home appliances can weaken your Wi-Fi connectivity. Having many devices connected to your network can make the problem worse. Wi-Fi 6 technology was designed... »

GL Technologies GL-SF1200 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Gigabit Router

GL-SF1200 is a gigabit wireless router combined with security features protecting your internet privacy. It comes with dual-band Wi-Fi and four external high-gain antennas, perfect for families and businesses looking for Wi-Fi and cost effective network security options.

GL-SF1200 provides the best encryption and authentication with OpenVPN & WireGuard, just like the other GL.iNet products.... »

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... »

Asus 4G-AC86U Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
Cat. 12 600Mbps Dual-Band AC2600 LTE Router

With 4G-AC86U you can flexibly and quick access internet through the fast 4G mobile broadband technology and take full advantage of the LTE Advanced Cat. 12 network with Carrier Aggregation technology to increase data transfer of up to 600Mbps.

Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi) and 4x4 MU-MIMO technology, the 802.11ac chipset gives the 4G-AC86U faster wireless speeds than N... »

D-Link DIR-842V2 Wireless Router
AC1200 WiFi Gigabit Router

The AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router maintains a strong network in your home so the whole family can stream movies, facetime or play online, without any hassle.

Experience better strength signals and up to 1200Mbps speeds around your home. Browsing is snappier, buffering disappears, and online gaming is lag-free with the Wave 2 Wireless AC standard, giving you much faster and efficient... »

Netgear CM2050V Cable Modem
Nighthawk Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps Cable Modem for Xfinity Voice

This DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports up to 2.5 times faster speeds than DOCSIS 3.0. It is backward compatible to 32x8 channel bonding in DOCSIS 3.0 mode.

Two telephone ports automatically prioritize voice over internet, so you can get the best call clarity.

Enhance call Features including 3-way conference calling, caller ID, call forwarding, and more.

The CM2050V supports IPv6. It offers... »


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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