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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... »


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.... »

Netgear AC2400 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Nighthawk AC2400 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.4Gbps (600Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz) to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs.

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, this router delivers fast speeds to multiple users in your family as they stream movies, play online games, listen to music, and more at the same time.

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TP-Link Archer AX6000 Wireless Router
AX6000 Wireless Router

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.

AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM delivers wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) and 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz).

OFDMA increases average throughput by... »

Netgear RAX40 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

The RAX40 provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 3Gbps (600Mbps + 2.4Gbps). It provides consistent signal strength to multiple devices at the same time so you can enjoy smooth gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, faster file transfers and backups.

OFDMA allows efficient data transmission to up to 16 devices at the same time. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic,... »

Netis DL4480V VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router

DL4480V is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.

It is equipped with the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, will offer you simultaneous dual band connection with 900Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, ideal for faster downloading,... »

Prolink PRC3801 Wireless Router
AC1200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Designed with 5GHz High-Power radio 400mW, the AC1200 features dual wireless bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with data speeds up to 300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps respectively. The concurrent Dual-Band offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks which you can perform basic daily tasks on the 2.4GHz band, while leaving the high-speed 5GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file... »


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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