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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:
Facebook faces 'devastating' EU-to-US data transfer ban
2021-05-14 17:57 EST by Daniela

Ireland's High Court has dismissed Facebook's bid to block a European Union privacy regulation - created by the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) - that could interrupt the flow of data from the EU to the US.The case has huge potential operational significance for Facebook, which may be forced to store European users' data locally if it's ordered to stop taking their information to the U.S.... »

Preorders for the modular Framework Laptop are now open, starting at $999
2021-05-13 19:03 EST by Daniela

Fans of configurable and upgradeable laptops will soon be able to buy such a laptop for themselves. The Framework Laptop is a thin, lightweight, high-performance productivity notebook with a 13.5-inch screen. It can be upgraded, customized, and repaired in ways no other notebook can.Components such as the battery, screen, keyboard, and even the motherboard can all be upgraded. This is still a... »

Nearly all Wi-Fi devices are vulnerable to new FragAttacks
2021-05-12 16:35 EST by Daniela

A new set of vulnerabilities have been discovered in the WiFi standard that affect WiFi-enabled devices dating all the way back to 1997. Mathy Vanhoef, the Belgian security researcher who discovered the FragAttacks, said in a Tuesday post that three of the 12 vulnerabilities are design flaws in the Wi-Fi standard and therefore "affect most devices." Several other vulnerabilities are caused by... »

Popular tech brands taken off Amazon following 'fake reviews' report
2021-05-11 17:19 EST by Daniela

A cybersecurity team from Safety Detectives came across a server filled with incriminating information. It revealed that Amazon vendors had a scam going on with reviewers. More than 13 million records totaling 7GB of data were found containing messages between vendors and reviewers. This data contained messages with personal information such as vendors’ email addresses and WhatsApp and Telegram... »

Netflix plans to introduce new feature called N-Plus
2021-05-10 18:15 EST by Daniela

Netflix is apparently considering launching a new platform called 'N-Plus.' The company began sending out a survey to customers, asking them if they'd use the service, which would include a variety of services that allow you to go more in-depth with the streaming service's content.One of the most intriguing features of N-Plus would be the ability for users to create custom playlists of TV shows... »

Hitron CODA-5519 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 VoIP Cable Gateway

The CODA-5519 is a router that will be used as the heart of your wireless home. It will offer strong WiFi that will cover most houses. The CODA-5519 has the capability to receive 5Gbps bi-directional based on 2 OFDM + 32 QAM downstream channels and with 2 OFDMA + 8 upstream channels over its DOCSIS 3.1 interface.

The integrated Wi-Fi 4x4 2.4 GHz 802.11ax and 4x4 5 GHz 802.11ax dual band... »

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... »

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... »

Tenda TX9 Pro Wireless Router
AX3000 Dual-band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

TX9 Pro is a Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for fast wireless connection. With a total networking speed of 2976Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402Mbps on the 5GHz band.

With the innovative combination of OFDMA + MU-MIMO, 802.11ax technology provides greater network capacity and efficiency in congested environments than Wi-Fi 5.

OFDMA divides... »

Tenda AC19 Wireless Router
AC2100 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router

AC19 is a dual band gigabit wireless router specially designed for households with high speed internet access.

It supports 802.11ac wave2 techonology and provides WiFi speed up to 2033Mbps (2.4 GHz: 300Mbps, 5GHz: 1733Mbps) to achieve the best performance for your fiber internet connection.

Powered by 4X4 MU-MIMO technology of 5GHz band, it provides wider WiFi coverage and faster WiFi... »

D-Link COVR-2200 Wireless Router
AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Each COVR-2200 router comes equipped with high-power amplifiers covering up to 3,500 sq. ft (325 sqm) with high-speed Wi-Fi - 2200Mbps (866Mbps + 866Mbps + 400Mbps). And with six antennas and MU-MIMO technology, you can finally bury those annoying Wi-Fi dead zones.

Тhe COVR-2200 AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router lets you unlock previously restricted DFS channels using 5GHz spectrum. With... »

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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