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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:
Oledcomm's LiFiMax uses light to broadcast data at up to 100Mbps
2019-01-15 15:06 EST by Daniela

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, the French company Oledcomm announced a low-profile ceiling lamp — LiFiMax — that offers an internet connection over light waves to up to 16 users simultaneously at a peak speed of 100Mbps."LiFiMax is the result of more than 10 years of research. We have worked to create a product based on the new communication standards and offer companies unprecedented... »

Verizon is also experimenting with a game streaming service
2019-01-14 17:11 EST by Daniela

Yet another company plans to launch a game streaming service. Verizon is reportedly working on and is already alpha testing a cloud gaming service a la PlayStation Now called Verizon Gaming. Although Verizon has not advertised, or even acknowledged, the service's existence, it's quietly recruiting people to test it and the 135 games it offers. Participants are reportedly given a free Nvidia... »

Amazon may launch its own game streaming service
2019-01-11 18:00 EST by Daniela

Amazon is developing its own Netflix-like video game streaming service. Instead of buying a game and playing it on your own hardware, the service would likely integrate with a Fire TV to bring the game to you. The game files would be stored on Amazon's servers and rendering would also take place on Amazon's data center hardware. You would send the inputs from your controller and the service would... »

Carriers are still selling customer location data
2019-01-10 17:41 EST by Daniela

An investigation by Motherboard into the privacy practices of companies like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint has demonstrated that these companies are still selling your personal data, including your real-time location information, to virtually anyone who wants it.In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data... »

Asus unveils new routers at CES 2019
2019-01-09 07:39 EST by Daniela

ASUS has a new wireless router for gamers called the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900. The dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi router is one of the world's first routers being optimized for the NVIDIA GeForce NOW recommended program. GeForce NOW recommended routers undergo rigorous testing to ensure they provide the best possible quality of experience, and lowest possible latency, for cloud gaming. This router supports... »


TP-Link Archer C5400X Wireless Router
AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router

A 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM work tirelessly at the heart of your network command center.

With simultaneous tri band separate Wi-Fi bands enable more devices to connect to your network without a drop in performance. The router supports combined wireless speeds up to 5400Mbps (1000Mbps over 2.4GHz, 2167Mbps over 5GHz-1 and 2167Mbps over... »

Netgear EX7700 Wireless Range Extender
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 2.2Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Nighthawk X6 Mesh Extender creates a seamless... »

Motorola MG7700 Cable Gateway
24x8 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Cable Router with Power Boost

This cable modem includes a built-in AC1900 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office.

The router provides 24 downstream channels for nominal speeds over 1,000 Mbps and 8 upstream channels for speeds up to 246 Mbps.

Power Boost technology amplifies the... »

Actiontec GT784WNV DSL Wireless Router
ADSL2+ Wireless Router

The GT784WNV supports 802.11n out of the box. With fast wireless N speeds, you can do more faster. And backward compatibility with 802.11b/g devices gives you the flexibility you need to connect all your wireless devices.

The router offers enterprise-level security, including a fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, denial of service protection, content filtering, and... »

SmartRG SR516ac Wireless Router
A/VDSL2+ 802.11ac Dual-Band WiFi Router

Inside the SR516ac is a highly-integrated xDSL chipset supporting 5-band VDSL2 with fallback to all legacy ADSL modes.

Advanced 802.11ac Dual-Band WiFi is provided via the integrated 802.11ac 3x3 and 802.11n 2x2 Access Point, delivering a total of 1600Mbps (1300Mbps AC + 300Mbps N).

With the included Gigabit WAN SmartPort, the SR516ac can also be used as an Ethernet WAN gateway for FTTH... »

Motorola MD1600 DSL Wireless Router
AC1600 VDSL2/ADSL2+ WiFi Gigabit Router

The MD1600 combines a VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem with a full-featured AC1600 WiFi Gigabit router to assure high-speed connection to the Internet for all your WiFi and Ethernet devices.

The router delivers Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.

It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN ports for optional connection to computers, HDTVs, tablets, game stations, and other Ethernet-capable devices. A USB 2.0 host... »


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 (228 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 (36 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 (44 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 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
by Stella

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »


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