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

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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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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Vivian Susko

Meet the Zoom® ZM.1: Secure mesh WiFi that doesn’t break the bank

At Minim, we believe all homes de serve broadband access and safe WiFi that’s easy to use. People around the world depend on their home network now more than ever to power their smart home and connect them to work, entertainment, school, and even doctors . D id you know that t he US, Canada, and the UK have the highest rate of smart home adoption in the world? And that the pandemic has sped up ...

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Caleb McKee

How to choose a modem [your top 3 questions, answered]

It can be confusing and frustrating to piece together a customized home network for yourself, especially with new products launching each year. Deciding between a modem vs router vs gateway, for example, is only half the battle; now that you know which device you need, how do you choose the best option? In this guide, we're walking through the top three questions to ask when purchasing a cable ...

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Caleb McKee

Best WiFi for gaming: can WiFi 6 help you level up?

The difference between landing the play-of-the-game or lagging behind in the loser's circle could come down to your network connection. It's tough to support your team when your home network isn't supporting you.  Luckily, a new generation of wireless connection is hitting the market, and it’s rumored to bring a new standard of buffer-free gaming along with it. In this article, we'll be covering ...

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Vivian Susko

WiFi signal strength test: your guide to a better WiFi experience

If your WiFi has been an added source of frustration lately with longer load times or dropped Zoom calls, your WiFi signal strength is likely the issue. A weak WiFi signal— when left unfixed— can lead to the dropouts, slower speeds, and unreliable connection that we could all use a bit less of nowadays, especially if you’re working from home. To get a better idea as to where your WiFi is ...

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Aaron Forbes

How Fiber-Wireless ISPs Have Unleashed AI-Driven Cloud Tech [recap]

On November 17, Minim co-hosted a webinar with the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) that explored how service providers can future-proof their business models by adopting hybrid networks and AI-driven cloud technologies. Now that the webinar has concluded, here’s a recap of what we presented in case you missed it!

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