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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:
Netflix may consider adding livestreaming to its service
2022-05-16 16:43 EST by Daniela

Over the past few years, Netflix has started to explore new categories such as video games and interactive specials. Now, the streaming platform is continuing its expansion by stepping into another new territory: live streaming.Deadline suggests the streaming giant could use the technology to hold live voting for competitive shows like the upcoming Dance 100 and air sets from its annual Netflix... »

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal 'Temporarily on Hold'
2022-05-13 17:38 EST by Daniela

Elon Musk announced Friday that his Twitter deal is on hold until he receives more information about how many fake accounts there are on the social media platform."Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users," Musk tweeted. However, in a follow-up tweet, he added that he's "still committed to [the]... »

Google teases its next generation of AR glasses
2022-05-12 18:59 EST by Daniela

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday teased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real time.Pichai showed a video demo of the glasses during Google's I/O developer summit. While they're still just a prototype, Google suggested the glasses can show live language translations to the person wearing them.As Google's CEO Sundar Pichai noted in a blog post, the company is working... »

Apple may bring USB-C to the iPhone in 2023
2022-05-11 18:10 EST by Daniela

Apple is preparing to swap the proprietary Lightning port on its iPhones next year for the nearly universally-embraced USB-C, claims company analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Before we give Apple too much credit, the company is currently being backed into a corner by the EU's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, which voted last month in support of legislation that would force companies to adopt... »

Apple discontinues the iPod after 20 years
2022-05-10 18:22 EST by Daniela

After more than 20 years on the market, Apple is finally discontinuing the iPod, with the current 7th Generation Touch the last model to ever be released.Apple on Tuesday announced that the iPod touch will only be available until supplies run out. The company also noted that customers can now listen to their favorite songs from a range of other Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Apple... »


D-Link R15 Wireless Router
AX1500 Smart Router

With advanced AI features for continuous network monitoring, the R15 keeps your Wi-Fi performing at its best. Managing your network has never been easier with the AI Assistant on the free mobile app.

Wall obstruction and interference from home appliances can weaken your Wi-Fi connectivity. Having many devices connected to your network can make the problem worse. Wi-Fi 6 technology was designed... »

D-Link DIR-842V2 Wireless Router
AC1200 WiFi Gigabit Router

The AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router maintains a strong network in your home so the whole family can stream movies, facetime or play online, without any hassle.

Experience better strength signals and up to 1200Mbps speeds around your home. Browsing is snappier, buffering disappears, and online gaming is lag-free with the Wave 2 Wireless AC standard, giving you much faster and efficient... »

Arris T25 Cable Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem for Xfinity Internet & Voice

The T25 is a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem – with two telephone lines for digital voice support, plus two 1-gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting to a Wi-Fi router or other wired devices.

It's capable of bonding up to 32 downstream and 8 upstream DOCSIS 3.0 channels or 2 x 2 OFDM DOCSIS 3.1 channels, providing increased bandwidth for true gigabit speed capability, perfect for things like 4K... »

Kaon CG3000 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 2300Mbps Cable Gateway

CG3000 operates simultaneously both DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 3.0 32x8. It provides speed up to 10 Gigabit per second, and enables operators to provide premium services while data traffic for HD/UHD video streaming and complex internet usage at home are increasing.

Beside, the embedded Wi-Fi 4x4 11ac wave 2 at 5GHz, 4x4 11n at 2.4GHz with MU-MIMO enhances wireless network as well. 2300Mbps... »

Netis N5 Wireless Router
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router

The Netis router N5 equipped with 802.11AC Wi-Fi technology offers simultaneous dual band connection with 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, for faster downloading, online gaming, Internet calling and HD video streaming.

With a USB2.0 port, N5 can work with a 3G/4G dongle to get internet service.

Equipped with 4 external high gain... »

Hitron CODA-5712 Cable Gateway
DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Router with WiFi 6, MoCA and Switchable Frequency

Take Internet speeds to a new level with DOCSIS 3.1 – which can increase the capacity of HFC networks by more than 50 percent. Subscribers can connect more devices, enjoy richer digital experiences and fast Internet service for all of their needs.

Easily meet upstream bandwidth demands with a software switchable upstream frequency. You can upgrade to the high-split (5-204MHz) return path at... »


Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (154 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, Server 2019 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 (234 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 (54 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)... »

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... »

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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