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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:
Apple to end credit card partnership with Goldman Sachs
2023-11-29 18:52 EST by Daniela

Apple has given Goldman Sachs a proposal to end their consumer banking partnership within the next 12-15 months. If the bank accepts the proposal, the move could possibly affect the two consumer banking products Apple currently offers: the Apple Card and the Apple Savings account.This news follows reports that Goldman Sachs was looking for a way out of its deal with Apple. The company has... »

Google is investigating a Drive issue that causes files to go missing
2023-11-28 17:31 EST by Daniela

Google Drive users are reporting that recent files stored in the cloud have suddenly disappeared, with the cloud service reverting to a storage snapshot as it was around April-May 2023.Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows people to store and access files from any internet-connected device via their Google account. It is a widely used service by individuals and businesses (as... »

Nvidia sued for theft of trade secrets by car tech firm Valeo
2023-11-27 13:18 EST by Daniela

Valeo Schalt und Sensoren GmbH, a German automotive parts supplier, has brought a legal action against the semiconductor company Nvidia. The lawsuit stems from allegations that Nvidia indirectly benefited from Valeo's trade secrets through Mohammad Moniruzzaman, a former Valeo employee who later took a position with Nvidia. According to Valeo's complaint, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, an engineer for... »

Broadcom completes acquisition of VMware
2023-11-23 18:53 EST by Daniela

Broadcom Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of VMware, Inc. VMware's common stock will now cease to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Broadcom is paying $61 billion in cash and stock for VMware and taking on $8 billion of its debt, making this one of the biggest technology deals ever.Broadcom CEO Hock Tan explained the combined company will "enable global... »

FCC targets TV cancellation fees
2023-11-22 18:04 EST by Daniela

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced a proposal to eliminate video service junk fee billing practices by cable operators and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and study their impact on consumer choices. The proposal, which the commission will vote on next month, would also force cable companies and satellite TV services to give... »

CC&C WX-9582S Wireless Router
AX1800 Wireless Router

WX-9582S is a mini AX1800 router using the MT7621A+MT7915D+MT7975D MediaTek chip which supports 573+1201Mbps PHY rate.

It fully complies with IEEE 802.11ax and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards, offering feature-rich wireless connectivity.

The router has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports - 1 for WAN and 3 for LAN.

MU-MIMO TX/RX, MU-OFDMA TX/RX, Beamforming, WMM and WMM... »

Asus GT-BE98 Wireless Router
ROG Rapture 25000Mbps Quad Band WiFi 7 Router

This WiFi 7 (802.11be) quad-band gaming router boosts speeds up to 25000 Mbps.

New 320MHz bandwidth & 4096-QAM – 2X data rate compares to WiFi 6/6E and increase throughput by 20%.

Multi-link operation – simultaneously transmit across different bands and channels to increase the throughput to the device, lower the latency and improve reliability.

Multi-RU puncturing – segments a... »

Netgear RAX36S Wireless Router
AX3000 Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router

Get blazing-fast WiFi 6 speeds up to 3Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices. Ideal for up to 1Gbps internet speeds, you'll experience superior performance for concurrent real-time applications such as multi-media streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats.

Plus get multi-layered advanced cyber threat protection with NETGEAR Armor with a 1-year... »

ALFA AX1800RM Mesh Wireless
802.11ax Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh Router

ALFA AX1800RM Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Mesh Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology for better coverage and throughput. This router supports one-key mesh, Beamforming and BSS coloring.

The maximum data transfer rate is up to 1800Mbps. The kit includes four external dual-band 5 dBi antennas.

The router has 3 x Gigabit LAN ports and Internet speeds up to 1Gbps.

AX1800RM provides... »

TP-Link Archer AX75 Wireless Router
AX5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

The tri-band structure makes the high-end AX5400 stronger. The 5400 Mbps bandwidth is distributed on three separated bands, achieving higher efficiency and lower congestions. By assigning different devices to the dedicated bands, your friends' Netflix feeds won't affect your game streaming anymore.

Archer AX75 doubles your Wi-Fi speed with the160 MHz Channel. Pair your phone and laptop with... »

Rockspace RSD0623 Wireless Range Extender
AC2100 Dual-band Wi-Fi Range Extender

AC2100 Extender boosts your Wi-Fi signal to wider coverage up to 1,292 sq. ft. and minimizes network latency for the best surfing experience.

2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band network optimizes the overall Wi-Fi performance for your needs.

Strong wall penetration capacity enables AC2100 Extender suitable for different types of buildings, no matter you live in a multistory or a large single-story... »

Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (155 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 TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (45 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 (95 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 (236 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 (58 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,... »

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 (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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