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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Jeremy Hitchcock

Does Amazon buying Eero mean Amazon Prime Internet is coming?

It's been a month since Amazon announced their acquisition of Eero, and a theory has emerged regarding Amazon's continued quest to own the home network. I would wager that they will someday launch an Amazon Prime Internet Service.

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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 account hacks

Our home network security monitoring series is back. In this issue, we want to talk about some cybersecurity headlines that recently occurred— 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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