Caleb McKee

Minim in India: MH7020 Mesh WiFi and motosync app now available

Minim's global mission to provide safe, reliable, managed WiFi has made its way to India via Amazon.in and Flipkart.com. Under the globally recognized Motorola brand, Minim is excited to deliver best-in-class routing hardware coupled with award-winning network management software to new territories. " width="2048" loading="lazy" style="width: 2048px;">

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Caleb McKee

Insider Threat Awareness: Defend your business from unforeseen harm

From 2018 to 2020, the damage from insider threats increased to $11.45 million and incident frequency rose by 47%. Fortunately, there are measures you can enact to prevent the theft and extortion of company assets. With September being Insider Threat Awareness Month, we consolidated resources and outlined details of how to keep your business safe from unexpected threats.

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Caleb McKee

Minim + MikroTik: Automate MikroTik firmware updates

Last week, Minim announced that its WiFi as a Service platform can now directly manage MikroTik device firmware in subscriber homes. The feature enables automated device updates and centralized device visibility for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), eliminating the time, cost, and complexity for ISPs that manually manage these updates. 

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Caleb McKee

Starlink beta test reaches 500,000 signups in race for satellite space

The Starlink beta test seeks to address the rural-urban digital divide by delivering high-speed internet to more remote locations where terrestrial infrastructure is still in the process of expanding. Since pre-orders of its Better Than Nothing beta test released in February, the service has since deployed to over 10,000 subscribers. Prospective customers have now turned in half a million orders ...

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Caleb McKee

What is QAM? 1024QAM in WiFi 6, explained.

Just like humans, computers have their own languages, but sometimes they require a translator to correspond. Thankfully, engineers have built technologies that compensate for disparities in digital communication. We explore QAM and how it turns data into receivable signals to share information. Progressing into the latest standard of WiFi 6, current QAM technology can handle more data than ever ...

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Caleb McKee

Understanding the WiFi ping test: How to reduce lag on your home network

When analyzing WiFi speed test results, the ping measurement is often overshadowed by the focus on download speeds. However, ping determines the stability of real-timeactivities like gaming and video conferencing. Similar to the way in which distance, pit stops, and unexpected obstacles can delay vehicular traffic, network traffic is also subject road blocksbetween its starting point and ...

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Caleb McKee

SpaceX’s Starlink beta test review: What subscribers have to say

Recent innovations by Elon Musk's company SpaceX have started raising questions about the future of the Internet. Is it finally time for serious investment in outer space infrastructure?  More importantly, what do subscribers want from their network as this technology emerges? Let’s take a look at the latest coverage of the Starlink spread and hear from subscribers on how they feel about the ...

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Caleb McKee

Best WiFi analyzer apps for iOS and Android

WiFi analyzer apps provide IT technicians with critical insights into network issues and conflicts, but the average user can leverage them as well. Knowledge is power when it comes to improving your WiFi signal strength; it’s important to understand how your devices are interacting. Remember the three steps to finding the best WiFi channel for your router? Analyzer apps streamline and simplify ...

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Caleb McKee

WiFi 6 vs WiFi 5 range

The new WiFi 6 standard has some key differentiators from its predecessor, most notably surrounding WiFi 6 vs WiFi 5 speed.  And when it comes to range, even more factors come into play: router placement, band choice, usability over distances, etc. For those considering the upgrade, here’s what you should know. 

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Caleb McKee

Choosing the best cable modem in 2021: Motorola deep dive

Once you know the difference between modem vs. router. vs. gateway hardware, it's time to find the cable modem with the capabilities and value you need. As a creator of innovative internet access products under the world-recognized Motorola brand, we’ve categorized the top picks from our modem portfolio and organized them by price and power. Depending on your service plan, higher prices may ...

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