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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:
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... »

SpaceX delays Starlink launch again to update satellite software
2019-05-17 15:04 EST by Daniela

A SpaceX launch with Starlink satellites was postponed again for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said. The Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite cargo were originally set to blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday night, but the flight was postponed by Space X, citing excessive winds over... »

Trump order bans US firms from dealing with Huawei
2019-05-16 17:34 EST by Daniela

President Trump has signed an executive order that paves the way for the US government to ban technology sales from Chinese vendor Huawei and anyone else it views as a national security threat. The order authorizes the commerce secretary to block any transaction involving communication technologies built by companies controlled by a foreign adversary that puts US security at "unacceptable" risk... »


Arris AM525 Wireless Range Extender
MoCA/Ethernet to 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender

The AM525 wireless extender allows service providers to securely deliver high-quality Wi-Fi to any location in a subscriber's home. The AM525 is designed for flexibility and can be deployed in many ways. An AM525 is typically connected to an existing residential gateway or home router via Ethernet or MoCA.

The AM525 is ARRIS HomeAssure enabled. It will automatically configure itself from a... »

ZyXEL WSQ50 Mesh Wireless
Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System

Multy eliminates poor wireless connectivity by providing a wireless network with wider coverage and stronger signal strength. It provides a total of 3000Mbps wireless speed (1733Mbps for 5 GHz (dedicated backhaul) + 866Mbps for 5 GHz + 400Mbps for 2.4 GHz).

Powered with a Tri-Band wireless system, Multy delivers maximum wireless speed through its dedicated 5 GHz connection (between nodes), and... »

Netgear CM1150V VoIP Gateway
Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem For Xfinity Voice

Netgear Nighthawk ultra-high speed cable modem for Xfinity Voice (CM1150V) delivers gigabit speed cable internet and call clarity.

This high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem supports all of today's internet service plans and is designed for the fastest internet speed tiers in near future.

CM1150V includes two telephones ports that automatically prioritize voice over internet for clear... »

Netgear R7450 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers 2600Mbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz) wireless speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering.

Get larger WiFi coverage while reducing dead spots with Beamforming+, built-in high powered amplifiers and external antennas.

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR... »

Motorola MR2600 Wireless Router
AC2600 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range

Router features include 4x4 dual-band WiFi with Beamforming and Wave 2 MU-MIMO, a USB 3.0 port with DLNA media sharing, a Dual Core processor, Smart Quality of Service (QoS), a user-friendly firewall, IPv4 and IPv6 support, parental controls, guest network capability, and more.

Four external, adjustable antennas provide 4X4 performance for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections. 802.11ac Wave2... »

Netgear Orbi CBK40 Mesh Wireless
Orbi WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem

This Orbi WiFi System comes with an Orbi Router (CBR40) with a built-in Cable Modem and a Satellite (RBS20). Easily set up and create a whole home mesh WiFi system that delivers wider WiFi coverage.

It covers homes up to 4,000 square feet with strong WiFi signals. Tri-Band WiFi helps maximize the Internet speeds available in your home. The system provides a total of 2200Mbps wireless speeds... »


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 (37 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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