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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:
Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps
2018-07-20 12:55 EST by Daniela

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are launching a new project to enable seamless transfer of data across platforms. The tech giants today launched the Data Transfer Project, or DTP for short, in an effort to make users' data portable. The existing code for the project is available open-source on GitHub, along with a white paper describing its scope."The future of portability will need to... »

T-Mobile is the US fastest carrier
2018-07-19 15:05 EST by Daniela

Ookla has released its annual report on US download speeds, powered by SpeedTest Intelligence. The data set Ookla uses is drawn from over 12 million speed tests performed during Q1 and Q2 of 2018 by 2,841,471 unique devices.The report shows that T-Mobile US has topped the other US mobile operators in the first half of 2018. The mobile operator averaged 21.6 Mbps in the Open Signal 4G tests in Q2,... »

EU hits Google with $5bn fine for breaking competition rules
2018-07-18 16:11 EST by Daniela

European antitrust regulators hit Google parent Alphabet with a record $5 billion fine on Wednesday, charging that the internet giant has used its Android mobile phone operating system to bully smartphone makers.This is the second fine the Commission filed against the search giant in the past year. In June 2017, Google was fined $2.7 billion for breaking antitrust laws related to its leveraging... »

Comcast won't make another bid for Fox
2018-07-17 10:55 EST by Daniela

According to a recent report from CNBC, Comcast is unlikely to make another bid for 21st Century Fox's movie and TV holdings. Instead it's said that Comcast is focused on bidding for Britain's Sky television.It's been rumored for weeks that Comcast could be taking such a turn with its bidding strategy, ever since the DOJ approved Disney's bid proposal back in late June. While Disney was approved... »

US ban on China's ZTE lifted
2018-07-16 16:37 EST by Daniela

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a 7-year ban on Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE. Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary, on Friday lifted an order that had stopped ZTE from purchasing critical equipment from the US, after the company paid a $1.4bn penalty following breaches of US sanctions on North Korea and Iran.┬áThe seven-year ban was put in place in April and had effectively... »


D-Link DSL-2885A DSL Wireless Router
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router

The D-Link DSL-2885A Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit ADSL2+/VDSL2 Router shares your DSL Internet connection over Wireless AC, and uses advanced AC beamforming technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal.

It also comes equipped with a Gigabit WAN port, two USB ports, and four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports. Multiple... »

Inseego / Novatel MiFi M100 Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G MiFi)
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The MiFi M100 turns a cellular connection into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot wherever, whenever you need it. The hotspot supports LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17.

The MiFi brand of mobile hotspots puts security first, so you can rest assured that your information is protected lock and key. Advanced security features include hacker prevention, corporate VPN compatibility, password protection and... »

Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router

KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.

With multiple SSID support the network can be accessed on through several different Wi-Fi accounts created by the owner, therefore guests can share your Wi-Fi for smartphones and laptops but not be able to access your private network nor peak your... »

Prolink PRN3002L Mobile Router (3G, 4G LTE)
4G LTE Wireless-N Router

The PROLiNK PRN3002L is a 4G LTE Wireless-N Router that lets you access and broadcast a high-speed 4G LTE network of up to 150Mbps simply by inserting your 4G SIM card to the device.

Combined with a 2T2R MIMO Wireless technology, the PRN3002L can handle wireless data speeds of up to 300Mbps, ensuring that you get the best web experience to meet your needs.

Furthermore, the PRN3002L comes... »

Phicomm KE 2P Wireless Router
AC1300 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Smart Router

Phicomm KE 2P supports simultaneous dual band with transmission speed up to 1267Mbps (2.4GHz 400Mbps + 5GHz 867Mbps).

2.4GHz WiFi band provides extensive WiFi signal coverage in your home with 2 high performance antennas and Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology. 5GHz WiFi band ensures supreme transmission speed for simultaneous Internet surfing, Internet phone calling, HD video... »

Netgear C7500 Cable Gateway
Nighthawk X4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Router

Nighthawk features 1GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB ports. With 24x8 channel bonding you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and stay connected throughout your home.

Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With... »


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 (33 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 (39 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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