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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:
U.S. Senator calls on Apple and Google to ban TikTok from App Stores
2023-02-03 19:29 EST by Daniela

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has written a letter to the chief executive officers of Apple and Google to ask them to remove TikTok from their app stores, warning its "vast influence and aggressive data collection pose a specific threat." The app, which Congress has already banned from federal government devices, has come under increasing criticism... »

Twitter will begin charging for API access starting next week
2023-02-02 18:00 EST by Daniela

Twitter announced late Monday night it would shut off free access to its API Feb. 9 and start charging outside developers and other companies whose apps and software need access to its services.Claiming its dataset is "among the world's most powerful," Twitter said it was committed to enabling "fast and comprehensive access" to devs wishing to create features and apps linked to the social media... »

Netflix unveils plans to prevent password sharing
2023-02-01 15:11 EST by Daniela

Netflix is now detailing how it aims to maintain password sharing within a household while cracking down on outside usage. The company aims to curtail account sharing this year by asking people to pay extra money to use the streaming service outside the household for extended periods of time.As a result, Netflix will require users to identify a "primary location" for all accounts that live within... »

Google Fi customers caught up in T-Mobile data breach
2023-01-31 16:48 EST by Daniela

Google is in the process of telling Google Fi customers that their data was stolen as part of the T-Mobile breach earlier this month. On Jan. 5, a hacker breached T-Mobile's network and stole data from 37 million customer accounts. For those who aren't familiar, Google Fi uses T-Mobile's network for the majority of its connections. The "primary network provider" is almost guaranteed to be... »

Facebook secretly killed users batteries, worker claims in lawsuit
2023-01-30 17:19 EST by Daniela

Facebook can secretly drain its users' cellphone batteries, a former employee contends in a lawsuit.The practice, known as "negative testing," allows tech companies to "surreptitiously" run down someone's mobile juice in the name of testing features or issues such as how fast their app runs or how an image might load, according to data scientist George Hayward.Hayward was axed by Meta in November... »

Nokia Beacon 2 Mesh Wireless
AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

Nokia WiFi mesh creates a seamless Wi-Fi 6 network throughout the home.

The intelligent channel selection ensures that at each moment, the optimal Wi-Fi channel is selected, avoiding any Wi-Fi glitches.

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 with a capacity of AX1800 for average Wi-Fi usage. Wi-Fi 6 delivers speeds that are 40% higher than Wi-Fi 5.

Quick to set up, simple to manage, the Nokia WiFi... »

Wavlink WL-WN530HG4 Wireless Router
AC1200 High Power Dual Band Gigabit Router

The router delivers up to 1200 Mbps data transfer rate (867 Mbps + 300 Mbps), providing high-speed when you surf on the internet, stream HD videos, or play games.

Four external high-gain antennas amplify the wireless signal and improve its wireless coverage, offering a long operating range so that you can enjoy stable connectivity in any part of your home.

Dual bands, the 2.4 GHz band for... »

Netgear WAX204 Wireless Router
Essentials WiFi 6 AX1800 Dual Band Wireless Router

The NETGEAR WiFi 6 AX1800 dual band wireless router delivers 802.11ax high performance wireless connectivity for Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) deployments and supports dual band concurrent WiFi 6 operations at 2.4GHz and 5GHz with a combined throughput of 1.8Gbps (600Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1200Mbps at 5GHz).

The WAX204 provides standalone configuration with easy setup for a reliable,... »

Netgear RAXE300 Wireless Router
Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 6E AXE7800 Router

Unleash ultra-fast 7.8Gbps speeds and experience WiFi 6E's new 6GHz "express lane" with the NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router.

8 simultaneous WiFi streams ensure everyone in your house enjoys no-lag AR/VR gaming, uninterrupted 8K streaming, and smooth video calls all at the same time.

A new 6GHz band provides the fastest speed and the greatest capacity for new WiFi 6E... »

Asus XD5 Mesh Wireless
ZenWiFi AX3000 Whole-Home Mesh WiFi 6 System

Mesh WiFi system with unique antenna placement delivers strong WiFi to every corner of your home, providing total wireless speed of 3000Mbps.

The design also supports wall mount. Hang it on the wall or place it anywhere, the choice is yours.

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

3 steps setup and easy... »

Asus RT-AX54HP Wireless Router
AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

RT-AX54HP is a 2x2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps - 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band - RT-AX54HP is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band routers.

With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides... »

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 (44 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 (56 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 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)... »

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,... »

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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