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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:
Apple discontinues iPod Nano and Shuffle
2017-07-28 16:59 EST by Daniela

Apple today announced that it discontinued its iconic music players iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. The news comes three years after discontinuing the iPod classic.The two products have been removed from the Apple online store and will vanish from retail locations as well. The $149 nano and $49 shuffle were last updated with new colors in 2015, but the nano hasn’t been revamped since 2012 while the... »

Google drops Google Instant search
2017-07-27 09:07 EST by Daniela

Google has killed off Instant, the feature that loads suggestions or search results dynamically as typed.The feature is dropped to bring desktop search more in line with mobile search. This will unify the way results are displayed across all devices.Now as you type, you will only see search suggestions and then be able to click on those suggestions to see the results. The search results will not... »

Facebook TV could debut in August
2017-07-26 16:18 EST by Daniela

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will debut its first Facebook TV episodes in mid-August. The new service is targeting the cable networks and advertising and supported online services that target young viewer crowds. It was originally meant to be ready a month ago, however, "it has taken longer than anticipated and further delays could occur". Facebook TV will be displayed... »

Adobe Flash will die by 2020
2017-07-25 15:38 EST by Daniela

Adobe today announced that Flash, will be phased out by the end of 2020. At that point, Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash. The once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online will be fully supported and maintained by then. Adobe will work close with other tech giants, such as Apple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in... »

Verizon throttled Netflix as part of video optimization
2017-07-24 08:58 EST by Daniela

Verizon has recently admitted to have capped the traffic to popular movie-streaming website Netflix blaming a temporary video optimization test for the issue.This speed cap occurred while watching Netflix, or in the more obvious case, while performing a Fast.com speed test. Fast.com is Netflix's official speed testing tool, which obviously runs on Netflix's servers. The capped speeds seemed to be... »


Tenda 4G300 Wireless Router
Wireless N300 3G/4G Router

By plugging an activated FDD-LTE/TD-LTE/HSPA+/HSPA/HSDPA/ EVDO modem, 4G300 turns 3G/4G signal into a high speed WiFi Hotspot with data rate of up to 300Mbps.

4G300 provides an Ethernet port, so that you can connect it to an existing wired network using an Ethernet cable and enjoy Internet activities like surfing, chatting, and streaming video wirelessly.

In addition, for increased... »

Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router
2600Mbps Wireless Router

Supporting MU-MIMO and the latest 802.11ac wave 2 standard, RT2600ac enables up to 800Mbps and 1733Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios respectively.

Reach 2Gbps combined bandwidth with Dual WAN, and easily optimize your network with minimal performance loss even with Layer 7 traffic control.

SRM's Smart WAN capability on the RT2600ac supports 2Gbps Dual WAN combined bandwidth when multiple... »

Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack MHS900L Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
LTE WiFi Hotspot

The MHS900L mobile hotspot stows easily in your pocket, purse, backpack or briefcase to provide a fast Verizon 4G LTE connection while on the go. It supports B13/B4 LTE bands.

The Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack MHS900L provides a secure data connection for up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. Keep track of your data usage, battery life, network signal strength and number of connected... »

Samsung Connect Home Mesh Wireless
Whole Home Wi-Fi System

Samsung Connect Home is easily expandable. Each router has a range of 1,500 square feet, and users can wirelessly connect up to five Samsung Connect Home devices for mesh network coverage of 7,500 square feet.

With SmartThings hub functionality, Connect Home allows you to connect hundreds of compatible cameras, lights, voice assistants, and more to control you home from your phone, tablet, or... »

Tenda 4G185 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Advanced Mobile Hotspot

Supporting the latest generation 4G LTE Andvanced network, the 4G185 can reach up to 150Mbps download speeds and 50Mbps upload speeds.

The intuitive TFT screen shows information about working status, such as connected time, battery life, signal strength, Wi-Fi status, connected users number and new short message service notice.

If you double press the WPS button for a short time, you can... »

AVM FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
450Mbps Wireless LTE Router

Thanks to the recognized industry standard IPsec, you can establish a virtual private network to connect with your FRITZ!Box or company network. The settings can be configured on your FRITZ!Box and transferred to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

FRITZ!Box enables wireless connections of 450 Mbit/s, providing sufficient bandwidth even for larger amounts of data. It uses the 2.4 GHz... »


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 (28 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 (26 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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