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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:
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit
2020-05-30 18:48 EST by Daniela

Elon Musk's SpaceX made history Saturday launching two NASA astronauts into orbit aboard a commercially-owned spacecraft. That's the first human launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade and a new partnership between industry and government aimed at revitalizing the country's space ambitions.The two astronauts — veteran NASA fliers Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — rode into space inside SpaceX's... »

Amazon will shut down fashion-focused Echo Look in July
2020-05-29 18:03 EST by Daniela

Amazon's hands-free Echo Look camera, which was designed to snap photos of your daily looks and offer Alexa-powered fashion advice, has been discontinued. Starting July 24, Echo Look and companion Echo Look app will no longer work.Echo Look was billed as a virtual fashion assistant. With Alexa on board and far-field microphones, you could stand a few feet away and say, "Alexa, how do I look," and... »

Qualcomm announces new Wi-Fi 6E chipsets
2020-05-28 17:10 EST by Daniela

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen wireless chips that support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard. The "E" in Wi-Fi 6E stands for "extended" and supported devices will be able to operate on the newly opened 6GHz spectrum. That frequency range promises more than double the capacity of 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi combined, and should avoid the interference from competing with legions of existing devices — at... »

SpaceX set for first manned rocket launch
2020-05-27 18:07 EST by Daniela

SpaceX has canceled today's launch of NASA astronauts into space for the first time. Weather was the issue for the delay. The next launch attempt is slated for Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. ET. If weather, hardware, and other factors cooperate, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship, built with NASA funds, will launch the astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley toward the ISS in a mission called Demo-2.... »

Facebook renames its digital cryptocurrency wallet Novi
2020-05-26 15:44 EST by Daniela

Facebook Inc. has renamed its blockchain division, called Calibra, to distance it from the Libra digital currency that Facebook created. The blockchain team is building a digital wallet for Facebook's apps, which will eventually hold the Libra digital currency, but Facebook won't control the coin.By rebranding Calibra to Novi, Facebook is trying to make it super clear that the Libra project... »

TP-Link Deco X60 Mesh Wireless
AX3000 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

One Unified Network: Multiple units form a whole-home network that auto-selects the best connection as you move around your home.

Faster Connections: Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 3,000 Mbps - 2,402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.

Connect More Devices: OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology quadruple capacity to enable simultaneous transmission to more devices.

Total Security: WPA3 encryption and... »

Linksys E5400 Wireless Router
AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi Router

Featuring enhanced 1.2 Gbps speeds, the Linksys AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router delivers even more power, speed, range, and security for your ever-increasing networking needs.

With its dedicated 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router doubles the bandwidth to maximize throughput while keeping interference to a minimum. The result is a stable, reliable connection across all... »

Askey RTL0031 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
LTE-A Wireless Router

LTE Cat 6 40 MHz CA technology enables the Askey LTE-A Router to support up to 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink speeds. Its 11ac WiFi capability allows this device to share internet access for up to 32 clients operations simultaneously. Voice calls are supported through VoIP or VoLTE.

Dual WAN and Failover function provide the flexibility to switch dynamically the WAN connection from... »

Mercusys MW301R Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N Router

The MW301R provides stable Wi-Fi for your connected devices, with wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps.

With its two 5dBi antennas that work to boost its reception and signal sensitivity, the MW301R provides broad wireless coverage.

Compatible with IPv6, MW301R allows you to enjoy IPv6 services provided by ISP and visit IPv6 websites. IPTV supports IGMP Proxy/Snooping, Bridge and Tag VLAN to... »

Netgear RAX75 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX5700 Wifi 6 Router

The Netgear Nighthawk 8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX75) supports the new 802.11ax (also known as WiFi 6) WiFi standard. It provides up to 5.7Gbps wifi speeds - 920Mbps + 4.8Gbps.

Nighthawk AX8 is one of the first routers to support WAN port aggregation, which allows for combining two gigabit Ethernet ports and deliver more than one gigabit of Internet speed to your home.

8 WiFi streams... »

Netgear R7200 Wireless Router
Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router

Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router accelerates your WiFi for smooth 4K streaming. It offers extreme WiFi speed for gaming - up to 2.1Gbps (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps 5GHz) and uninterrupted video streaming with advanced QoS for applications like YouTube, Netflix, & others. Implicit Beamforming improves WiFi speed & range on all mobile devices like iPhone®, iPad® & Android®. Nighthawk App lets... »

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 (39 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 (48 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 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... »

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)... »

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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