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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:
Samsung announces the world's largest SSD
2018-02-20 15:39 EST by Daniela

Samsung has announced a record-breaking SSD drive, that is the industry's largest SAS SSD. The Korean company has begun production of the massive 30.72 terabyte (TB) solid state drive called the PM1643.The drive uses a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface. Samsung claims it can reach 400,000 read and 50,000 write random IOPS, with sequential read and write speeds of 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s,... »

Google AI can predict heart disease
2018-02-19 15:26 EST by Daniela

Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person's risk of heart disease using machine learning. By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in... »

FCC blames Bitcoin mining for disrupting T-Mobile LTE service in Brooklyn
2018-02-16 14:46 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's broadband network.T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local residence were wreaking havoc on its broadband network.Agents for the Federal Communications... »

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker
2018-02-15 14:02 EST by Daniela

Google will now block annoying ads on its Chrome browser. Starting today, Chrome will automatically filter ads from sites that don't comply with the Better Ads Standards. The move comes more than eight months after the company announced plans to automatically block ads to enhance user experience as ads were reportedly disrupting online experience. The search giant is part of a group of online... »

Hackers infect thousands of websites to mine cryptocurrencies
2018-02-14 11:31 EST by Daniela

British security researcher Scott Helme discovered a handful of government websites in the US, UK and Australia had been recently compromised by malware aiming to take control of visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency.Unlike traditional attacks, these infections do not contain "ransomware" or steal data, but operate in stealth mode to make profits from the shadowy world of... »

D-Link DIR-X6060 Wireless Router
AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

D-Link announced the DIR-X6060 802.11ax ultra router at CES 2018, offering the new 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology for Gigabit WiFi Speeds. The router will be available in the second half of 2018.

Notable Features:
Multi-Gig Internet Speeds Ready: One 2.5 Gbps WAN port/Four Gigabit LAN ports
MU-MIMO: Both the DIR-X6060 and DIR-X9000 routers support 4x4 MU-MIMO
8 High-Performance Antennas: Deliver... »

Netgear EX8000 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 3Gbps (Band 1: 400Mbps @2.4GHz - 256QAM, Band 2: 866Mbps @5GHz - 256QAM, Band 3: 1733Mbps @5GHz - 256QAM), a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage.

Nighthawk X6S creates a seamless... »

Asus DSL-AC750 DSL Wireless Router
AC750 Dual-Band ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi Router

The ASUS DSL-AC750 is a ADSL/VDSL 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of up to 733Mbps. On the 5GHz band, 802.11ac gives 433Mbps wireless data rates, while 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance supports 300Mbps.

ASUS AiRadar enhances the Wi-Fi stability and improves coverage. The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of DSL-AC750 giving robust control to... »

Netgear R6080 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Router

The Netgear AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router offers improved performance and wireless coverage for your entire home.

With up to 300+700 Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference for smooth media streaming. This router is both compatible with next generation WiFi devices, and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices.

Guest networks can be... »

Arris SB8200 Cable Modem
SURFboard DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem

The SURFboard SB8200 is a DOCSIS 3.1 modem - the newest technology being offered by cable providers. It is perfect for things like 4K Ultra-HD video streaming and Virtual Reality gaming.

The modem has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and supports 32 download x 8 upload channels. It is compatible with most major US Cable providers including Comcast (Xfinity), Cox, and others. It supports both IPv4 and... »

Repotec RP-WR5444 Wireless Router
Wireless-N 4-Port AP Router, 2T2R

The 300Mbps Wireless-N Broadband Router is suitable for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Wireless network solution. It is a 4 in 1 network device, which combines wireless access point, firewall, 4-port Switch and the NAT-Router.

It provides up to 300Mbps data transmission rate in 2.4GHz frequency, and is backwards compatible with all IEEE 802.11n/g/b devices. RP-WR5444 supports 64/128-bit WEP,... »

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 (227 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 (30 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... »

Gaming Tweaks
by Philip (36 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... »

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,... »

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