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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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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Vivian Susko

New Minim features deliver broadband usage insights to demystify data caps and upgrade needs

At the start of the pandemic, average daytime home broadband consumption increased to 6.3 GB, a staggering 41.4% jump from January 2020. Now, in 2021, demand for broadband services hasn’t faltered, but increased, resulting in many ISPs implementing data caps to manage network capacity. Unfortunately, subscribers don’t usually have a handle on why or how they hit their bandwidth limits. While home ...

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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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Vivian Susko

WiFi standards explained: Is WiFi 6 worth it?

If you’ve purchased a new smartphone, laptop, game console, or tablet with the “WiFi 6” designation on the box in the past year, then you already own devices with WiFi 6 compatibility. Originally announced by the WiFi Alliance in October of 2018, this most recent generation of wireless connection is becoming the new standard for WiFi devices rolling out onto the market. These products often carry ...

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Aaron Forbes

Internet speed explained

So, you’ve taken a speed test to find out what speeds you’re getting in your home. But with tricky terminology and a handful of numbers, what does it all mean? Here, we’ll break it all down so that you can get a better understanding of what internet speed is and how it affects your online experience.

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Aaron Forbes

Minim awarded Next-Generation Firewall Solution of the Year for 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Minim has been chosen as the Next-Generation Firewall Solution of the Year for 2020! This distinction comes from the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards, which recognizes the talent of the best information security companies, products, and people from around the world.

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Nicole Zheng

Announcing Minim® Work-Life WiFi for WFH Harmony

Remote work is here to stay with 25-30% of the global workforce expected to be working remotely, at least part-time, by the end of 2021. This evolution creates a need for a shift in corporate device policies. Just like how the corporate-issued laptops and mobile phones allowed employees to take work on the go, now employees need to take the corporate network home. 

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Hannah Aronoff

New Minim features deliver ultra SSID configurability for ISPs

The pandemic’s stay-at-home orders have led to higher WiFi utilization and over 40% increased support call volumes for many ISPs. That's why today, we’re excited to launch new features that deliver ultra SSID configurability for better subscriber security and seamless support. 

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Aaron Forbes

What is WiFi 6?

The WiFi Alliance announced WiFi 6, a faster generation of WiFi service protocols, in 2018. This generation of WiFi builds off of the old framework of the now-designated WiFi 5 (802.11ac technology).

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