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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Vivian Susko

Managed WiFi network improvements: Why Wi-fibre chose Minim

Delivering a safe, reliable WiFi experience is the name of the game in our Minim community, and Wi-fibre Inc. has taken that mission international. Headquartered in Champion, Alberta, Wi-fibre Inc. is an Internet Service Provider offering exceptional high-speed internet via fixed wireless and fibre backbone with local tech support in the prairie regions of Northern Canada.  

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Vivian Susko

Bring Your Own Network (BYON), Explained.

Minim rolled out our Bring Your Own Network™ (BYON) solution back in March 2020 to help businesses provide reliable remote connectivity and protect employee privacy in the WFH era. The inspiration came to us after launching our internal survey on remote network vulnerabilities and exploring cybersecurity home defense strategies for the distributed worker.  

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Caleb McKee

The best free password managers for security and convenience

It's tempting to reuse an old password, especially when the average person has 100 different accounts to secure, but it’s more dangerous than many realize. You wouldn’t make 100 copies of a skeleton key to your home, so why gamble with your network and sensitive data?  Adding a password manager to your arsenal of online tools is a great step in preventing unwanted infiltrations and keeping ...

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Nicole Zheng

Consumer buyer behavior post-pandemic

Retail is changing.  The pandemic has shifted consumer priorities and created new shopping norms. Approximately one year after society adapted to social distancing, thousands of the world’s leading brands and retailers are turning to User Generated Content (UGC) for a glimpse into how the world has tilted. And Minim is one of them. Partnering with leading retailers to deliver Motorola brand home ...

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Vivian Susko

Celebrating International Women's Day with Minim

A day dedicated tocelebratingwomen far and wide? Sign us up!Inhonor of the110thanniversary of International’s Women’s day,we’re giving some much-deserved recognition to five inspiring women at Minim.

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Caleb McKee

How to delight subscribers with a secure user experience

An exceptional user experience is more important to smart home cybersecurity than you might think; research shows that two-thirds of mobile purchases are abandoned due to poor usability and frustration with design. As Minim's CMO Nicole Zheng explained at CES’s panel on building the new home service bundle back in January, the ISPs who get it right will start delivering value-added services that ...

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Caleb McKee

OFDMA vs OFDM explained

We've mentioned before that WiFi 6 can handle more devices than any of its predecessors, but how exactly is this possible? The answer lies in OFDMA technology, a key feature that helped take device handling to a whole new level.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [February 2021]

Spring is just around the corner, and in the midst of all your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a sweep through your computer with a malware scan. In this month's smart home cybersecurity roundup, we uncover a mysterious yet dormant threat native to macOS devices, Accellion's decision to deprecate their file transfer application, and the diverse slew of malware targeting gamers using Discord. 

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