Caleb McKee

Home network QoS: Modern smart home control

Home networks have more connected devices than ever, up from 11 devices per network in 2019 to 25 devices per network by the end of 2020 according to a survey by Deloitte. This era of connectivity also means more data transfer than ever, so how do we prevent network traffic jams? Introducing Quality of Service (QoS), settings in home networking hardware that allow for granular or pre-configured ...

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Caleb McKee

Starlink beta test to end soon: A look at current customer experience

SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service, currently in beta, has been creating ripple effects throughout the service provider market, delivering on promises to bring rural users speeds up to 150Mbps. SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk has recently announced that he plans for the beta phase to be finished in October. While he does not detail how this will change their service model, Starlink presents that we can ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Building a secure hybrid work model: Minim exhibits remote technology solutions at 2021 Telarus Partner Summit

A balance of on-site and remote work opportunities is becoming the preference of the job market, which explains why 63% of high-growth companies now support a hybrid work model.  Flexible capacity planning and broader talent pool access aside, hybrid work presents a challenging corporate threatscape. A global study assessing cybersecurity risks in the remote work era confirmed that 71% of ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Minim simplifies the mesh network setup and seeks to distinguish IoT Fingerprinting technology with two new patents

Here at Minim, we believe that WiFi network setup should be stress-free and that the best kind of security is proactive. With an average of 25 connected devices per U.S. household, we’re moving forward with our mission to secure and defend the smart home and improve WiFi performance with two new patents. The first, approved on July 8, 2021, distinguishes our software-driven approach to a ...

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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

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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