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What is Xfinity Prepaid Internet?
What is Xfinity Prepaid Internet?
David Anders

Learn about this pay-as-you-go home internet service that requires no credit check, deposit or contract.

Cyber Monday broadband deals
Cyber Monday broadband deals
Camryn Smith

We found some of the best Amazon deals on routers, modems, Wi-Fi extenders and more.

How to change your IP address
How to change your IP address
Alex Sheehan

Learn how to change your IP address and why you’d want to.

The 5 best routers for Optimum
The 5 best routers for Optimum
Camryn Smith

Learn which third party router is right for your Optimum internet plan

Best routers for Frontier
Best routers for Frontier
Julian Dossett

We take away the guesswork and show you which Frontier router will work for your needs.

The best router for streaming on multiple devices
The best router for streaming on multiple devices
AJ Dellinger

Allconnect® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. However, Allconnect is responsible for all content on this page. If your household loves to stream shows, movies and events, you’ll need a modem […]

DISH Wireless launches into 5G, cellular tech world with Project Genesis
DISH Wireless launches into 5G, cellular tech world with Project Genesis
Robin Layton

Most of us know DISH Network for its satellite TV service, but DISH has joined the 5G and cellular tech field with Project Genesis. DISH’s Smart 5G™ network commercially known as Project Genesis, debuted in early 2022, with DISH Wireless service in Las Vegas. Eventually, the project will shift from beta into the launch of […]

What is a 500 Internal Server Error?
What is a 500 Internal Server Error?
Alex Sheehan

A 500 Internal Server Error is an umbrella term for several issues often involving the server of the website you're trying to reach.

What is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot?
What is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot?
Robin Layton

A portable Wi-Fi hotspot is a secure way to connect to the internet on the go or in an emergency.

Internet basics: A complete guide for older adults
Internet basics: A complete guide for older adults
Taylor Gadsden

As technology surges forward each year, older adults without proper computer skills or internet knowledge wonder: Is it too late to learn?  If you’re less than confident in your tech skills, know that there are plenty of resources designed with you in mind. Once you’re online, like many older adults, you’ll find that computer and […]

Best affordable Wi-Fi routers 2022
Best affordable Wi-Fi routers 2022
Erin Gobler

There are plenty of great router options under $100 that fit budgeting, gaming, speed and larger home needs.

Why your internet bill might increase
Why your internet bill might increase
Ari Howard

There is nothing more frustrating than paying your monthly internet bill and discovering your provider is now charging you more for the same plan. We’ll walk you through what to expect so you aren’t blindsided by a more costly bill.

How does fiber internet work
How does fiber internet work
AJ Dellinger

Fiber internet flows through glass fiber optic cables, which allow data to be translated via light rather than electricity and at a much faster rate than DSL or cable connections. How fiber internet works When you are connected to the internet, you are constantly sending data from your device and receiving data from servers that […]

How does 5G internet work?
How does 5G internet work?
AJ Dellinger

When buying a smartphone, one of the features you’ll often see advertised is compatibility with 5G networks — the newest generation of cellular networks. 5G provides lightning-quick internet connections with very low latency. We will walk you through everything you need to know about 5G internet and how it works. What is 5G? 5G is […]

How to know if someone is stealing your internet
How to know if someone is stealing your internet
Taylor Freitas

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly clear that the internet is an essential resource that everybody should be able to access. In many ways, having internet at home is just as important as having access to other basic utilities, such as water and electricity. Your router, along with third-party apps, can help […]

How does the internet work?
How does the internet work?
AJ Dellinger

You likely know what the internet is — especially since you are more than likely reading this article online — but do you know how the internet works? The internet is a massive collection of networks that are all connected and communicate with each other. So, simply put, the internet is interconnected networks … see […]

What are proxy servers and how do they work?
What are proxy servers and how do they work?
Sarah Harris

Thinking about using a proxy server, or just want to understand how they work? Learn more here.

Allconnect study: Internet speeds have increased by 18% since 2021 in the US
Allconnect study: Internet speeds have increased by 18% since 2021 in the US
Robin Layton

Why is this important? Speed has increased 18% YoY compared to 11% between 2020 and 2021.  Most states have seen an increase over the last two years (excluding WV and NM). Wednesday and Thursday have the fastest speeds and mid-morning is the time to get the fastest speeds.  The Northeast and Southern regions of the […]

What is port forwarding and how you can use it
What is port forwarding and how you can use it
Lisa Iscrupe

Port forwarding, or port mapping, allows users to direct external internet traffic to their private networks.

What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?
What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?
Taylor Gadsden

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) should provide all online content equally without favoring or blocking specific products, websites or types of content. In short, it means that all traffic on the internet is equal and equally accessible.

Rural communities receive nearly $800M for high-speed internet
Rural communities receive nearly $800M for high-speed internet
Robin Layton

In conjunction with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 24 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Palau are getting millions of dollars in federal grants and loans for high-speed internet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that the $759 million in loans and grants will come from the third funding round of the ReConnect Program. […]

Verizon makes 10-year price-for-life guarantee
Verizon makes 10-year price-for-life guarantee
Robin Layton

If you’ve been considering switching to Verizon Home Internet, the company just upped the ante for signing up now. As of October 27, 2022, Verizon is offering new Verizon 5G Home, LTE Home and Fios Internet customers a price guarantee for 10 years. Basically, what you sign up to pay for now for a new […]

Dual-band and tri-band routers explained
Dual-band and tri-band routers explained
AJ Dellinger

Router types can be confusing, so we explain the difference between them to allow you to make an educated choice.