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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:
Verizon will launch 5G in 30 cities this year
2019-02-22 18:14 EST by Daniela

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg announced today that the company is planning to bring 5G to 30 US cities before the first quarter of 2020.Though Verizon didn't say which cities are on its list to get 5G this year, it did make clear that it was talking about its new 5G Ultra Wideband service, powered by millimeter wave spectrum. That’s different from the 5G Home fixed broadband the company launched in... »

WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug
2019-02-21 14:24 EST by Daniela

WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old security vulnerability that allowed attackers to infect your computer with malware via specially crafted ACE archives. It was discovered by researchers at Check Point Software Technologies.The vulnerability itself lies in unacev2.dll, a library used to parse ACE archives, a little-used compression format that dates back to the 1990s. In practice, the vulnerability... »

Google admits error over hidden microphone
2019-02-20 12:45 EST by Daniela

Google has admitted that it made an error in not disclosing that one of its Nest Secure home alarm products - Nest Guard - contained a microphone.The hardware feature came to light after Google announced a software update to the Nest Secure system would enable it to use its voice-activated helper, Google Assistant, which is powered by artificial intelligence to answer queries and commands.At... »

Huawei: 'There's no way the US can crush us'
2019-02-19 17:44 EST by Daniela

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in a recent interview that the US government's accusations and criminal indictments, including fraud and the theft of trade secrets, won't be enough to "crush" Huawei. His daughter was arrested in Vancouver in December at the request of the US and charged with bank and wire fraud to violate American sanctions against Iran."There's no way the US can crush us," he... »

Google fixes private browsing bug in Chrome
2019-02-18 17:47 EST by Daniela

Google Chrome's Incognito mode has long had a loophole that allowed web developers to know when Incognito is running and when it's not. Website developers have used this bug to block users who run private browsing.Those that've used this mode in the past likely used it to avoid being tracked for advertisements and/or to make sure what they were looking at wasn't part of their internet browser... »


ZyXEL VMG3625-T20A DSL Wireless Router
Dual-Band Wireless AC Combo WAN Gigabit Gateway with USB

The Zyxel VMG3625-T20A supports Vectoring technology that eliminates crosstalk or interference among different VDSL lines.

The Vectoring mechanism significantly increases bit rates to compete with cable/fiber technology as well as to enhance service reach without changing the current infrastructure – a significant cost-saving advantage over FTTH deployments, while CAPEX can be optimized by... »

Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

Use the Netgear Nighthawk App to easily set, update and configure... »

GL Technologies GL-AR750S-Ext Travel Router
Slate Gigabit Travel AC Router

Slate, a gigabit travel router, is designed for security-savvy travelers who want their security being completely locked down no matter where they are.

Slate keep your Internet connection private with multiple VPN protocols support. It provides the best encryption and authentication with OpenVPN. Meanwhile, WireGuard gives the privacy-minded users a fast and simple VPN that utilizes... »

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... »

Plume Pod Mesh Wireless
AC1200 Dual-Band Home WiFi System

Plume's Pods are designed to go in each room you want to have internet access. Each Pod has a single ethernet port that acts as either LAN or WAN port. The device plugs directly into a power outlet. They are then wirelessly linked together to provide continuous coverage throughout your home.

The system updates its traffic management patterns periodically based on how you use the network and... »

ZyXEL WSQ50 Mesh Wireless
Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System

Multy eliminates poor wireless connectivity by providing a wireless network with wider coverage and stronger signal strength. It provides a total of 3000Mbps wireless speed (1733Mbps for 5 GHz (dedicated backhaul) + 866Mbps for 5 GHz + 400Mbps for 2.4 GHz).

Powered with a Tri-Band wireless system, Multy delivers maximum wireless speed through its dedicated 5 GHz connection (between nodes), and... »


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 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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