Samantha Albano

Starting a WISP 101: Must-have resources

Today, there are over 1500 Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) providing fixed wireless internet services in the United States— a pretty amazing feat knowing that the majority of WISP founders are local residents on a mission to better the internet connectivity of the communities in which they live. At Minim, we work with WISPs every day on quality and secure WiFi delivery. And, as a ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim and Aerez to exhibit at MikroTik User Meeting

We're headed to Austin, TX to join the MUM conference Tomorrow marks the kick-off of the USA MikroTik User Meeting (MUM)— a conference designed to bring together network engineers, consultants, certified trainers, and companies who have built MikroTik-based products and services. Minim and Aerez are joining the crowd at this year's USA MUM on April 4th-5th in Austin, TX. The two-day event is ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Since WiFi's inception, there have been countless new WiFi standards that aim to improve both our WiFi speed and WiFi coverage. In 2009, WiFi standard 802.11n (also known as WiFi 4) was released, which was the first standard to operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi frequency bands. Since then, the majority of routers have made the switch from being single-band to dual-band, meaning they can ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim to speak at Xconomy's Cyber Madness

In just under two weeks, Minim will be joining Xconomy for their third annual cybersecurity tech conference: Cyber Madness—Case Studies in Security. The event will be held on April 8th in Boston, MA and will feature industry leaders, security experts, and tech founders as they share about some of the biggest security issues faced by today's digital world. Key discussion topics include: Prevailing ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim and Aerez to exhibit at WISPAMERICA 2019

Are you attending WISPAMERICA 2019? We'll see you there In just a few days, Minim and Aerez will be joining the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) for WISPAMERICA 2019, the 7th annual WISPAMERICA show. Taking place in Cincinnati, OH this year, the show is slated to bring in over 90 exhibitors, feature more than 50 interactive sessions, and attract leaders from the fixed ...

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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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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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