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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:
Hyundai completes Boston Dynamics purchase from SoftBank
2021-06-21 17:46 EST by Daniela

Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp., today announced the completion of the Group's acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The deal, which was announced last December and valued the maker of the "Spot" robot at $1.1 billion, gives Hyundai an 80%... »

U.S. FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Huawei, ZTE gear
2021-06-18 18:42 EST by Daniela

The FCC is moving to ban US telecommunication networks from buying equipment from Huawei, ZTE, and three other Chinese companies on claims they pose a national security threat. On Thursday, the commission proposed the ban in an attempt to close a loophole in FCC policy. Back in 2019, the FCC voted to deny federal funds to US carriers and internet service providers that buy components from... »

Walmart invests in drone delivery company
2021-06-17 17:38 EST by Daniela

Walmart has invested in drone delivery company DroneUp following a pilot last year with automated deliveries of COVID-19 nasal swab test kits as the world's largest retailer aims for drone deliveries at scale. "The trial demonstrated we could offer customers delivery in minutes versus hours," said Walmart US CEO John Furner. "Now, after safely completing hundreds of drone deliveries from Walmart... »

Digital ad industry accused of 'world's largest data breach'
2021-06-16 17:07 EST by Daniela

New York-based IAB Tech Labs, a standards body for the digital advertising industry, is being taken to court in Germany by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in a piece of privacy litigation that's targeted at the high-speed online ad auction process known as real-time bidding (RTB). The driving force behind the lawsuit is Dr Johnny Ryan, a former adtech insider turned whistleblower... »

Ikea and Sonos launch new Symfonisk Picture Frame speaker
2021-06-15 15:18 EST by Daniela

Ikea and Sonos have today officially introduced the latest product in their Symfonisk line. It's a $199 picture frame / wall art speaker. The "picture frame with Wi-Fi speaker" will be available for purchase starting on July 15th. Though it's very confusingly called a picture frame, you can't customize it with your own images. It's really just a piece of artwork.It's the continuation of a project... »

Tenda 4G03 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
N300 Wi-Fi 4G LTE Router

Tenda 4G03 is a wireless gateway that integrates LTE and high-speed Ethernet uplink access, which provides users with flexible and diversified data access.

The Tenda 4G03 delivers maximum speeds of LTE CAT4 150 Mbps so you can enjoy uninterrupted HD movies, rapid file downloads, and smooth video chats.

Thanks to a 880MHz 28nm processor, it shares the Wi-Fi up to 32 devices.

If the fixed... »

Motorola MH7020 Mesh Wireless
AC2200 Mesh-Ready Tri-Band WiFi Router

This AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi router provides extended range and optimal speeds, complete with 2x2 performance for both 2.4 and 5 GHz connections. Dedicated 5GHz 866Mbps backhaul for use with optional Satellite.

Pair the MH7020 with ANY cable modem to use as a standalone router, complete with ultra-fast power boost technology for a stronger, more reliable connection. When you're ready to... »

Asus RT-AX86U Wireless Router
AX5700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router

Enjoy fast, smooth WiFi gaming connections with the ASUS RT-AX86U dual-band WiFi 6 router. It delivers fast WiFi speeds up to 5700Mbps, and is packed with advanced technology, including Mobile Game Mode for a lag-free, low-latency mobile gaming experience.

The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX86U automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just... »

Asus RT-AX68U Wireless Router
AX2700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

With a total networking speed of 2700Mbps (861Mbps @ 2.4GHz + 1802Mbps @ 5GHz) - RT-AX68U is 1.6X faster than 802.11ac 3X3 dual-band routers.

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is engineered to cope with multiple devices, providing up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency. WiFi 6 provides increased WiFi signal range and better coverage of up to 80% farther.

AiProtection Pro with Advanced Parental... »

Asus CMAX6000 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 6000Mbps Cable Gateway

CMAX6000 is a 4x4 dual-band Wi-Fi cable modem router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM to provide for faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 6000 Mbps— CMAX6000 is 2.3X faster than 802.11ac 4x4 dual-band cable modem routers.

DOCSIS 3.1 offers a huge progress in download and upload internet speeds, enjoying your current internet service and be ready for... »

TP-Link Archer AX21 Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Beamforming technology, high-power Front-End Module, and four high-gain antennas combine to adapt Wi-Fi coverage to perfectly fit your home and concentrate signal strength towards your devices.

Enjoy smooth streaming, downloading, and gaming all without buffering with Wi-Fi speeds of 1.8 Gbps (5GHz: 1201Mbps + 2.4GHz: 574Mbps).

Easily handle dozens of devices streaming and gaming at the... »

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... »

Windows 10, Server 2019 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (42 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 (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 (229 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 (52 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)... »

TCP Congestion Control Algorithms Comparison
by Philip

TCPTCP congestion control and avoidance algorithms (CCAs) are an important connection tuning consideration, especially with high bandwidth/high latency broadband networks. Below is a list of the most commonly used algorithms that all aim to improve the traditional TCP congestion control algorithm as defined in RFC 2581. The algorithms have continued to evolve over the years, and are listed in below in loose chronological order, with their advantages and shortcomings. Current recommendations are in... »

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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