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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:
Intel hacked, 20GB of confidential information leaked
2020-08-07 17:54 EST by Daniela

Intel is currently investigating a security breach that has seen 20GB of internal documents leaked, with some of these files market "confidential" or "restricted secret". The files were leaked and then uploaded onto the Kim Dotcom-created MEGA file sharing website.A Swiss software engineer named Till Kottmann published the documents. He said he got it from a source who claims to have hacked the... »

Microsoft reportedly considers buying all of TikTok
2020-08-06 18:06 EST by Daniela

Microsoft reportedly wants to buy all of TikTok, not just the portion of it that operates in the US and a few other countries. Previously, Microsoft had expressed an interest in TikTok's business in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. TikTok's U.S. business claims about 100 million users and could be valued in the range of $20 billion to $50 billion.It's unclear how serious that expanded... »

45 Netgear routers can be hacked and won't be fixed
2020-08-05 18:20 EST by Daniela

Forty-five different Netgear Wi-Fi routers and home gateways will never get security patches despite having serious security flaws that were disclosed in June, the company has now confirmed. "Netgear has provided firmware updates with fixes for all supported products previously disclosed by ZDI and Grimm," Netgear said in a press statement. "The remaining products included in the published list... »

T-Mobile launches nationwide 5G standalone network
2020-08-04 17:05 EST by Daniela

Starting today, T-Mobile is deploying the world's first standalone architecture (SA) 5G network, expanding the company's 5G coverage to "nearly 2,000 additional cities and towns." All other existing 5G networks operate in a "non-standalone" mode, meaning phones fall back to LTE for activation, initial connects/reconnects, performing calls, and sometimes even data uploads.To be precise, T-Mobile... »

SpaceX Dragon astronauts return to Earth in historic splashdown
2020-08-03 18:08 EST by Daniela

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley who have come back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft are safe and have been taken out of the capsule, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).That means the U.S. once again has its own ability to put people in orbit and return them safely. Since retiring its space... »

TP-Link Archer MR400 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band 4G LTE Router

With an integrated 4G LTE modem and a built-in SIM card slot, all you need to do is insert a micro SIM card and turn on the Router.

Easily share a 3G/4G connection with up to 64 wireless devices, such as phones, tablets, and laptops, at the same time. 4 LAN ports stand ready to provide internet for wired devices like desktop computers.

Set up the Archer MR400 in minutes thanks to its... »

Asus RT-AC1200L Wireless Router
AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with four antennas and Parental Control

Delivering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands up to 300Mbps and 867Mbps respectively, the RT-AC1200L has a total speed of up to 1167Mbps connectivity to provide speed with stability. Perform basic internet tasks like Web browsing and file downloading under the 2.4 GHz band, while also simultaneously streaming 3D HD content and other demanding applications smoothly on the 5 GHz band.

Use... »

D-Link COVR-2200 Wireless Router
AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Each COVR-2200 router comes equipped with high-power amplifiers covering up to 3,500 sq. ft (325 sqm) with high-speed Wi-Fi - 2200Mbps (866Mbps + 866Mbps + 400Mbps). And with six antennas and MU-MIMO technology, you can finally bury those annoying Wi-Fi dead zones.

Тhe COVR-2200 AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router lets you unlock previously restricted DFS channels using 5GHz spectrum. With... »

Comtrend WR-6891u Wireless Router
802.11n TR-069 Gigabit Ethernet Gateway

The WR-6891u is a Telco-Grade Gigabit Ethernet wireless router capable of being deployed in Fiber to the Home applications. It has a Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN connections, four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN devices, one USB Host, and an integrated 802.11n Access Point.

The WR-6891u is also designed with a TR-068 compliant rear panel and LED indicators for easy installation and... »

Edimax BR-6473AX Wireless Router
AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart AP/Router

The EW-6473AX optimizes your Wi-Fi connectivity speed by operating both 2.4GHz and 5GHz and ensures an interference-free performance. While you're enjoying HD video streaming or playing online games over the 5GHz band, other tasks, such as emailing, online chatting, or web surfing can be well handled by the 2.4GHz simultaneously.

The BR-6473AX comes with the latest Intel Home Wi-Fi WAV654... »

TP-Link TL-MR150 Mobile Router (3G, 4G, 5G)
300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router

With an integrated 4G LTE modem and a built-in SIM card slot, all you need to do is insert a micro SIM card and turn on the router.

Take full of advantage of your cutting-edge 4G LTE network for download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Share your 4G LTE network with multiple Wi-Fi devices and enjoy uninterrupted HD movies, rapid file downloads, and smooth video chats. Fully compatible with FDD-LTE... »

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 (40 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 (48 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 Secure your Wireless Network
by Philip

CybersecurityA home wireless network allows all your computers, laptops, and mobile devices to communicate with an Wireless Access Point, which is in turn connected to the internet. The access point can be a separate device, or, more commonly part of a Wireless NAT router connected with a network cable to your broadband modem. It can sometimes even be built into the gateway/modem you get from your internet provider.In most cases, we find a place for a wireless router in our home and promptly forget about... »

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

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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