Hannah Aronoff

WiFi 6 speed versus WiFi 5 and WiFi 4

Thinking now is the time to make the leap to WiFi 6? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether to wait for more WiFi 6 compatible devices to come on the market? To answer these questions, you must understand what fully harnessing the potential of WiFi 6 connectivity really takes. 

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David Aronoff

Top 5 IoT vulnerability exploits in the smart home [list]

We all know how important it is to safeguard our data. Data breaches can cost companies millions of dollars in loss and put individuals in a corner. Preventing data loss and keeping hackers at bay is important, but when it means your privacy at home can be affected by smartphone and IoT devices, it can be even more crucial to put safety first. Here's our list of the top five most exploited ...

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Aaron Forbes

How to secure your home network for WFH [survey]

The sudden shift for companies from a permanent workplace to working from home comes with employee frustrations and dozens of security problems that can leave an IT helpdesk swamped. Learning to mitigate these issues and prevent them from happening in the first place is the best thing a company can do for its employees—and it’ll pay off in the future too.

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Aaron Forbes

Community-building tips for local ISPs from a local business owner

Liz Hitchcock, Co-founder of Minim, also invests in companies and owns Bookery Manchester, a bookstore located in Manchester, NH. Bookery is Manchester’s first independent bookstore and has been the location of many successful events— beyond the typical book signings and readings they have even hosted pre-primary presidential candidates. Bookery has become a popular meeting spot for the ...

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Aaron Forbes

What is WiFi 6E?

  WiFi 6E-capable devices are shaping up to be speedier than their predecessors, all thanks to a decision made by the FCC which allows use of a whole new set of WiFi channels that reduce the likelihood of network interference for unlicensed broadcast. But, what exactly is WiFi 6E and what are the benefits of upgrading your devices?

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Aaron Forbes

Minim partners with technology service distributor Telarus

 Starting today, Minim has announced its exclusive partnership with Telarus, the largest privately-held technology services distributor in the United States. By partnering together, our aim is to solve the biggest network security and management problems that arise from companies shifting to a work-from-home model.

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Aaron Forbes

The UPnP security exploit affecting millions of home devices

You might have heard the term “plug and play” before. In general, the term encompasses a device that can be used without user configuration, allowing for a smooth and easy setup and continuous usage throughout the device’s lifetime. Although this might sound nice at first, the Universal Plug and Play or UPnP protocol has seen enough controversy throughout its lifespan and has been affected by ...

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Alec Rooney

VPN: from protector to attack conduit in the new remote work era

According to NPR, about a third of Americans are now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique challenge presents new problems for corporate IT and Information Security departments who provide the support their employees need while working from home. Arguably, the biggest challenge they face is providing support for their employees’ home networks.

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Gray Chynoweth

How does unlimited PTO work? Consider these healthy practices

This year, Minim won a Cablefax Work Culture List award for the unique benefits package we provide to employees. When we were interviewed for the award, we were overwhelmingly asked about one of our benefits in particular: unlimited paid time off. I thought I'd share a bit more about our PTO policy.

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Aaron Forbes

What are good download and upload speeds for home internet?

Have you ever wondered about what internet speed package you should choose for your household? Are you worried you’re paying too much for a package you aren’t using all of?

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