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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:
Apple is building its own processors for future Macs
2020-06-23 14:23 EST by Daniela

Apple Inc. said it plans to sell Mac computers using processors designed in-house, signaling an end to its 15-year alliance with Intel Corp. The move is the next logical step for a company interested in controlling as many aspects of hardware production as possible. It also follows similar moves on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The company now has several generations of in-house designs for... »

Comcast’s public WiFi hotspots will remain free for the rest of 2020
2020-06-22 18:18 EST by Daniela

Comcast on Friday said it's extending free access to its 1.5 million public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone, including people who aren't customers, for the rest of the year. This follows a Thursday update in which the company said it was extending its free Internet Essentials offer, which provides 60 days of internet service to low-income households with students, for the remainder of 2020."We... »

79 Netgear routers vulnerable to serious security flaw
2020-06-19 17:59 EST by Daniela

79 Netgear router models are vulnerable to a severe security flaw that can let hackers take over devices remotely. The oldest models date back to 2007.The vulnerability has been discovered by two security researchers independently, namely Adam Nichols from cyber-security GRIMM and a security researcher going by the nickname of d4rkn3ss, working for Vietnamese internet service provider VNPT.The... »

Google removes Chrome extensions for collecting sensitive user data
2020-06-18 18:24 EST by Daniela

Researchers at Awake Security have discovered a far-reaching malicious add-on on Google's Chrome web browser. The spyware, according to the research company, comes as free extensions to the Chrome web browser and has had over 32 million downloads.Based on the number of downloads, it was the most far-reaching malicious Chrome store campaign to date, according to Awake co-founder and chief... »

SoftBank plans to sell T-Mobile US stake
2020-06-17 17:23 EST by Daniela

SoftBank Group Corp. said it is considering the sale of its T-Mobile US Inc. shares. The Japanese technology and investment company said it had been in talks with T-Mobile and its parent Deutsche Telekom AG. As it stands, Softbank currently owns approximately 25% of the US telecoms operator, with rumours circulating to suggest it was considering clearing out 20%. The potential sale would be part... »

TP-Link TL-WR820N Wireless Router
300Mbps Wireless N Speed

TL-WR820N is compatible with IEEЕ 802.11b/g/n and provides a high-speed Wi-Fi. Enjoy speeds of up to 300 Mbps for even your most demanding home networking needs, such as HD streaming, online gaming, and downloading large files.

Two 5dBi antennas and 2×2 MIMO enhance wireless transmission to deliver broader wireless coverage with stronger signal intensity.

The Guest Network function... »

Askey AP5660W Mesh Wireless
802.11ax WiFi Mesh Router

The AP5660W optimizes the existing WiFi network and extends its range to hard to access places.

Because it's 802.11k/v/r compliant, it allows multiple wireless nodes to connect with each other without having an Access Point between them, thus providing reliable connectivity between each node, using best path selection technology that minimizes convergence risks for latency-sensitive video... »

D-Link DAP-2610 Wireless Access Point
Wireless AC1300 Dual-Band PoE Access Point

The DAP-2610 delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 400 Mbps (256-QAM) over the 2.4 GHz band, and 900 Mbps over the 5 GHz band.

This, coupled with support for the Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) feature, makes it suitable for audio, video, and voice applications. When enabled, QoS... »

Prolink PEN1201 Wireless Range Extender
300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender

PROLiNK Wi-Fi Extender is a 3-in-1 device which by default functions as a Repeater, and can be easily switched to an Access Point or Router through the new easy mode selection switch.

Transform your Wi-Fi extender into a travel router and boost your overall Wi-Fi signal strength at hotels or accommodations with weak or congested networks.

Use the Smart LED Indicator to help locate the best... »

Actiontec WEB7100 Wireless Range Extender
WiFi 6 802.11ax Network Extender

The WiFi Network Extender WEB7100 adds 802.11ax to your network, delivering wireless speeds up to 2.5 Gbps, stream HD-quality video and play online games without any glitches or lag.

The WEB7100 offers Actiontec's SmartSteering band steering intelligence to automatically guide device traffic onto the optimal frequency for best performance of that device. Band steering guides dual-band devices... »

Netgear MK62 Mesh Wireless
Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System

A Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 router or a satellite supports dual-band WiFi with up to 1.8Gbps (600Mbps + 1200Mbps) using the latest WiFi 6. Legacy devices also will experience enhanced connectivity, as the WiFi 6 backhaul for mesh systems improves utilization of WiFi channels with its use of faster speeds and better efficiencies over WIFi 6. The router also comes equipped with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports... »

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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