Samantha Albano

Minim on the move: See you at #MWC19 or #WEC19?

We're wrapping up February with trips to Barcelona and Atlanta... See you there? Minim kicked off 2019 with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where we spoke and exhibited at the CONNECTIONS Summit on supporting the home network as the number of connected devices— now 10 per household— skyrockets. Today, we are headed south to Atlanta, GA and abroad to Barcelona, Spain. Here's a sneak peak at ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim feature spotlight: Port Forwarding

As it is our goal at Minim to make home network management simple, we provide tools that make the seemingly cumbersome router configuration tasks easy for operators to do on behalf of their subscribers. One of the router configuration tools within Minim's residential managed WiFi solution is Port Forwarding, which allows operators to manage the port forwards on a particular subscriber's network.

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Samantha Albano

Home network security monitoring: Nest device hacking

Our home network security monitoring series is back. In this issue, we want to talk about some IoT security headlines that occurred recently— all of which revolve around a particular set of IoT devices.

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Nicole Hayward

Minim acquires leading managed WiFi solution Aerez

The Minim team has grown!  Today, we announce that Minim has acquired Aerez, a leading residential managed WiFi solution for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs).  Aerez provides up to 30% savings on support costs and an improved customer experience. We are excited to bring their innovative Quality of Experience (QoE) functionality and Mikrotik router support to the Minim platform—  ...

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Samantha Albano

Security highlight: How Minim protects against DNS rebind attacks

Thinking back to 2018, you may recall dozens of security headlines referring to this decade-old cyberattack known  as DNS rebinding. Back in June, researcher and programmer Brannon Dorsey published his findings that described how common household IoT devices were found to all be vulnerable to DNS rebind attacks. Devices found to be vulnerable included the Google Home, Sonos WiFi Speakers, Roku, ...

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Samantha Albano

How do I interpret my WiFi speed test results?

There are many reasons as to why you should be regularly testing your WiFi speed at home; and, not for just the obvious instances where you find your WiFi signal strength is weaker than normal. Testing speeds on a regular basis allows you to pinpoint performance trends, isolate which devices may be causing issues for your wireless network, and ensure no one is stealing your bandwidth. But, now ...

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Open source, IoT management, and security platforms

The news of Red Hat's acquisition by IBM reminded me that sharing platform mastery with customers can have tremendous value. Red Hat was able to provide a known, reliable platform, while also harnessing the creativity, experimentation, and velocity of innovation that open source brings.

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Minim

Build an IoT hub with Minim Labs and a GL.iNet B1300 [Guide]

As stated in our Minim Labs announcement, we are partnering with GL.iNET to provide the first 50 Minim Labs signups with a free getting started kit. Included in the kit is a GL.iNet B1300 router, flashed with a special Minim OpenWrt image that adds telemetry and security to the OpenWrt device. If you aren't one of the first 50 Minim Labs signups who receives this startup kit, don't worry. You can ...

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Minim

Build an IoT hub with Minim Labs and a Raspberry Pi 3 [Guide]

At Minim, we think everyone should have the tools they need to monitor their home wireless network. We just launched Minim Labs, giving everyone the ability to install the Minim agent, known as Unum, on their routers and signup for platform access. Usually, this implies running some variation of OpenWrt on your router, but all you need is a Raspberry Pi and a Minim Labs account (free)!

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Nicole Hayward

Minim launches open source project and Minim Labs

We're kicking off the new year with a free alternative to home network security products

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