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 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

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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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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Nicole Hayward

Minim to speak and exhibit at the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES 2019

Are you attending CES 2019? Find Minim at #CONNSummit19 Next week, we'll join over 175,000 innovators descending upon Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2019 will feature over 4,000 company exhibits and 1,000 speakers.

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