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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:
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... »

FBI seizes website used by notorious ransomware gang
2023-01-27 19:14 EST by Daniela

In one of the FBI's most sophisticated cybercrime operations to date, agents infiltrated and spent approximately six months embedded in a prominent ransomware gang's network, Justice Department officials announced Thursday. That gang, known as Hive, was disrupted earlier this week when agents seized its server infrastructure and also took down its website.The dark-web website on which Hive listed... »

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 RBRE960 Wireless Router
Orbi 960 Series Quad-Band WiFi 6E Router

10.8 Gig internet port unleashes the fastest download speeds of today & tomorrow. Connect to the latest cable or fiber Internet service up to 10.8Gbps.

Orbi adds a new 6GHz WiFi 6E band - a superhighway for today's new WiFi 6E devices, providing the fastest speed and the greatest device capacity.

Exclusive Quad-Band technology with a Dedicated Backhaul "express lane" for WiFi to travel... »

TP-Link Deco W7200 Mesh Wireless
AX3600 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System

Deco W7200 provides tri-band WiFi to boosts overall speeds up to 3600 Mbps.

Eliminate weak signal areas with the tri-band mesh WiFi. Deco W7200 provides an extra 5 GHz band working exclusively as the strong backhaul between deco units. This creates seamless coverage with clearer, stronger whole home WiFi.

Integrates the tri-band WiFi with high-tech WiFi 6 technology, delivering multiple... »

Ruijie Networks RG-EW3200GX PRO Mesh Wireless
3200Mbps Wi-Fi 6 Dual-band Gigabit Mesh Router

Ruijie Reyee RG-EW3200GX PRO is a Gigabit dual-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh router designed for use in large flat space, villas, small shops, SOHO, and other scenarios. It is designed to meet the needs of high quality next-generation Wi-Fi services. In addition, this router is equipped with four independent power amplifiers for intensifying signal strength. The signals from this router can cover a doubled... »

ZTE MF293N Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
4G LTE WiFi Router

ZTE MF293N is a 4G LTE Cat4 mobile WiFi router which supports download speeds up to 150Mbps and upload speeds up to 50Mbps.

Up to 32 wireless devices could be connected with ZTE MF293N wireless router. It supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO and there are two SMA connectors for external antennas.

The following bands are supported:

* FDD-LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3(4), 5, 7, 8, 20(12,13,17), 28
*... »

Asus RT-BE96U Wireless Router
19Gbps Tri-Band WiFi 7 Router

Next-generation WiFi 7 router with dual 10G ports boosts speeds up to 19000 Mbps.

New 6 GHz frequency band with 320MHz bandwidth & 4096 QAM which is 2X data rate compares to WiFi 6E and increase throughput by 20%​.

Multi-link operation (MLO) allows data transmissions to span multiple frequency bands at the same time​.

Multi-RU puncturing reduces potential channel interference and... »

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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