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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:
AT&T is launching a $15 TV streaming subscription
2018-04-20 16:23 EST by Daniela

AT&T plans to launch a new low-cost video streaming service called AT&T Watch in the next few weeks. The service, was announced by chief executive Randall Stephenson on Thursday when he testified during the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial. Stephenson brought up the new product to counter the Justice Department's argument that AT&T continues to raise prices on its traditional DirecTV satellite... »

Opera shutting down its VPN for iOS, Android
2018-04-19 10:19 EST by Daniela

Opera has confirmed that it is killing off its VPN for iOS and Android at the end of the month. The company hasn't given any reason for the move. Opera's VPN shut down is only applicable to the version launched on mobile. It seems that for now Opera's desktop browser will continue to offer VPN services.Those who are Opera Gold members (which was the commercial paid-for version of the product)... »

FCC to Launch 5G Spectrum Auctions
2018-04-18 15:13 EST by Daniela

The Federal Communications Commission this week voted to begin the process of conducting spectrum auctions later this year as part of its latest efforts meant to facilitate the deployment of the fifth generation of wireless networks in the country.The regulator proposed two auctions, with the first one being set to begin on November 14 and auction off spectrum blocks in the 28GHz band, whereas... »

T-Mobile fined $40 million for false ring tones
2018-04-17 14:16 EST by Daniela

T-Mobile will pay $40 million as part of a settlement with the FCC for playing ringing sounds to mislead customers into thinking their calls were going through when in fact they had never connected in the first place. The company admitted it had done so "hundreds of millions" of times over the years.The settlement, announced Monday by the Federal Communications Commission, also requires T-Mobile... »

Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet
2018-04-16 12:22 EST by Daniela

Samsung has introduced a new Galaxy J2 Pro handset may look just like any other smartphone, but it's far from it. Samsung's latest device has one serious flaw. It doesn't allow users to go online as it comes without the option to connect to cellular data or WiFi.The device is intentionally designed to have no way to go online. Samsung's press release says the phone "blocks mobile data such as 3G,... »


D-Link DSL-4320L DSL Wireless Router
TAIPAN - AC3200 VDSL/ADSL Ultra Wi-Fi Router

The TAIPAN AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DSL-4320L) utilises Tri-Band Technology with SmartConnect to distribute traffic over three dedicated Wi-Fi radios, delivering the necessary performance to power even the most demanding connected homes.

It combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem and high-end Wi-Fi router together to create an all-in-one router solution. Extreme Streaming ready, the TAIPAN is... »

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh Wireless
AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System

Dual band, tri-hub mesh wifi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home.

3x3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming deliver superior WiFi speed and automatically connect you to the best signal, anywhere in the home.

The lifetime free cloud-based security powered by Trend Micro makes sure your privacy on connected devices is protected.

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Asus RT-AC1300UHP Wireless Router
AC1300 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO

ASUS RT-AC1300UHP AC1300 Dual-band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with four high-gain antennas and high power technology delivers long operating range.

Multi-purpose USB 3.0 port allows printer, hard drive and 3G/4G sharing; while ASUS AiCloud support allows you to access, share, and stream files from your home PC to internet-connected devices.

Thanks to MU-MIMO technology and 256 MB memory, you can... »

Motorola MR1900 Wireless Router
Smart AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router with Power Boost

The MR1900 has supercharged AC1900 Wi-Fi (600Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300Mbps at 5 GHz), a high-speed dual core processor, smart Quality of Service (QoS) to minimize delays, automatic traffic prioritization, lightning and power surge protection, and more.

Provides shared network storage for files including videos and music when a USB memory device is plugged into the MR1900's USB 3.0 or USB 2.0... »

Arris VAP4402 Wireless Range Extender
802.11ac Dual Band Concurrent Range Extender

Engineered for high performance, the VAP4402 video access point allows service providers to securely deliver high-quality Wi-Fi to any location in a subscriber's home.

Using state-of-the-art wireless technology, including digital beamforming, customers retain traditional "wired" levels of service and quality, while service providers enjoy the benefits of shortened installation times and... »

Hitron CGNV2 VoIP Gateway
DOCSIS 3.0 eMTA Wireless Gateway

The CGNV2 delivers speeds of up to 400Mbps over its DOCSIS interface. The integrated 802.11n 2×2 MIMO Access Point improves customer experience extending range and coverage. For wired clients, the 2 fast Ethernet ports offer fast connections.

The CGNV2 supports full IPv4 routing features, as well as, full support for IPv6 routing and firewall. The CGNV2 supports DSLite for different IPv6... »


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 (31 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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