Samantha Albano

WISP billing system review: Sonar

When starting a WISP, an important consideration to have is how you will manage and charge for what products and services your subscribers are using. Luckily, there are many WISP billing systems available on the market that tackle all of the above, and then some. Such solutions are software-based and work to streamline your customer billing activities. Today's blog provides an overview of Sonar— ...

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Nicole Hayward

Made for MikroTik: Minim launches MikroTik support and cloud agent

Today, we are announcing support for MikroTik routers on the Minim platform as well as a new router integration path, Cloud Unum. With this announcement, Minim has been certified as a Made for MikroTik software partner. We are excited to support MikroTik, a globally-leading equipment provider for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), as part of our commitment to delivering  freedom of ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim feature spotlight: Minim Score

Helping operators proactively manage and secure home networks is our goal at Minim. Today's feature spotlight introduces the Minim Score— a residential managed WiFi tool that gives operators the ability to easily gauge the network health of a subscriber's LAN and see what issues it may be experiencing. With this insight, operators can quickly zone in on problematic networks, and provide ...

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Samantha Albano

Rural broadband initiative update: RDOF, 5G, and OTARD

Closing the urban-rural digital divide has been a top priority for the U.S., and numerous initiatives have already been put into place to make America's digital divide a thing of the past. During this past month, the FCC and Trump administration announced new plans to help bring broadband access to millions of underserved homes. Here's a recap of the latest happenings in America's rural broadband ...

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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

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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Nicole Hayward

Minim launches open source project and Minim Labs

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

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Deo Mwano

Minim feature spotlight: Recommendation Engine

Last time, I gave you a sneak peak at a Minim feature that helps operators identify the access points in range of a home's router in order to minimize network interference problems. Today, I want to share another Minim feature that gives operators a hand in improving the connected device experience for their subscribers. This feature is Minim's Recommendation Engine, which provides insight into ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi extenders vs mesh networks [pros and cons]

Looking to upgrade your home WiFi network, but not sure how to choose from the plethora of WiFi signal strength boosting options out there? We understand and have therefore created a Part 2 to our blog on the WiFi boosters.  Today in Part 2, we take it a step further by comparing WiFi extenders (a type of WiFi booster) to mesh networks (a home WiFi system). What are the pros and cons of each ...

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