Camryn Smith

Camryn Smith

Cammy is a writer with Allconnect, growing her broadband industry knowledge for over a year on the internet marketplace. Her expertise lies in home internet and broadband service with a focus on providers, plans, speeds, equipment and industry news. She enjoys reporting on important developments in the broadband industry that affect consumers. Some of Camryn’s favorite bylines include "Celebrating Women’s History Month: Female leaders in broadband to celebrate Women’s History Month" and "Federal programs provide millions for rural internet access." Her credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and Strategic Communications from Miami University.

What I've written

How to change your Wi-Fi network password
How to change your Wi-Fi network password
Camryn Smith

Changing your Wi-Fi password can help keep your home network secure.

How to detect internet throttling by your ISP
How to detect internet throttling by your ISP
Camryn Smith

Make slow internet a thing of the past. Find out if your internet service provider is stifling your internet and why.

A guide to website error codes
A guide to website error codes
Camryn Smith

You've probably seen a 404 or 500 error code when visiting a web page. We'll go over what the more common error codes are, what they mean and what you can do to fix them.

What is a good internet speed?
What is a good internet speed?
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Broadband internet is defined as 100 Mbps download speed, but what is considered a good internet speed depends on your household size and internet activities.

How fast is 5G home internet?
How fast is 5G home internet?
Camryn Smith

5G home internet is the newest addition to the broadband playing field. Learn more about 5G internet providers, speeds and availability.

Common reasons your Wi-Fi is not working
Common reasons your Wi-Fi is not working
Camryn Smith

“Why can’t I connect to Wi-Fi?!” We’ve all said it. Here’s how to troubleshoot common network connection problems at home.

Allconnect’s 2024 broadband customer satisfaction report 
Allconnect’s 2024 broadband customer satisfaction report 
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We asked internet customers to rate their internet providers. Verizon ranked highest in customer satisfaction while cable and fiber internet were favored over other technology types. Find out where your provider stands.

Everything you need to know about business internet
Everything you need to know about business internet
Camryn Smith

A business internet plan can offer you fast and reliable speeds to ensure your business runs smoothly throughout all of its daily operations. We’ll go over everything you need to know about business internet, from choosing a provider to setting up your service.

Internet provider competition in the U.S.
Internet provider competition in the U.S.
Camryn Smith

Learn which internet providers dominate the market and what this means for the broadband industry.

How much data does Amazon Alexa use?
How much data does Amazon Alexa use?
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How much bandwidth is your virtual assistant using?

Tips for setting up internet and TV in an apartment or rental unit
Tips for setting up internet and TV in an apartment or rental unit
Camryn Smith

Like water, cable and internet have become essential utilities that are often rolled into the cost of the rent. Here are a few things to consider before opting in.

How to set up your Wi-Fi after you move to a new home
How to set up your Wi-Fi after you move to a new home
Camryn Smith

Moving can be stressful, but setting up your internet connection doesn’t have to be. Follow these steps to have your internet up and running in no time.

What is Wi-Fi calling and how does it work?
What is Wi-Fi calling and how does it work?
Camryn Smith

Wi-Fi calling allows you to make calls over a Wi-Fi network instead of a cellular one.

How to share your Wi-Fi password on an iPhone
How to share your Wi-Fi password on an iPhone
Camryn Smith

Apple's iPhone feature is an easy and convenient way to securely share your Wi-Fi password in a few short steps.

Modem vs. router: What’s the difference?
Modem vs. router: What’s the difference?
Camryn Smith

Unsure about the difference between a modem and a router? Find out what each does and how they help you save money on your internet bill.

More Americans have gig speed access than ever before
More Americans have gig speed access than ever before
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FCC data shows increased broadband access from 2022 – 2023, but millions still lack any internet access.

Cost of cable vs. streaming: Which is cheaper?
Cost of cable vs. streaming: Which is cheaper?
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Is streaming really cheaper than cable? We outline the costs of cable and streaming services so you can decide if cutting the cord is right for you.

502 bad gateway error: What it is and how to fix it
502 bad gateway error: What it is and how to fix it
Camryn Smith

A 502 error means there's been a communication breakdown between servers. Find out what causes it and how to fix it.

What is a 500 Internal Server Error?
What is a 500 Internal Server Error?
Camryn Smith

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

The best Spectrum-compatible routers for 2024
The best Spectrum-compatible routers for 2024
Camryn Smith

There are benefits to choosing your own equipment instead of renting from your provider. Learn which router or gateway may be right for your Spectrum internet plan.

Best gigabit modems of 2024 compared
Best gigabit modems of 2024 compared
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The 8 best gigabit modems compared When you partner a good gigabit modem with one of our picks for the best high-speed internet providers, you can significantly boost your internet speed. A gigabit modem is a type of router that uses new technology to increase your internet speeds somewhere between 1-10 gigabits per second. If […]

Breakdown of the best VPNs of 2024
Breakdown of the best VPNs of 2024
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Looking for a way to access the internet more securely? A Virtual Private Network may be the solution for you.

Best long Ethernet cables of 2024
Best long Ethernet cables of 2024
Camryn Smith

Ethernet cables can help speed up your internet connection. We've listed some of our favorites.

The best Wi-Fi routers of 2024
The best Wi-Fi routers of 2024
Camryn Smith

Owning your own router is an investment that usually pays off within a year. We researched all the latest models to find our favorites.

Best mobile hotspot for gaming of 2024
Best mobile hotspot for gaming of 2024
Camryn Smith

Having the right internet connection ensures an optimal online gaming experience. This guide highlights the best mobile hotspots for gaming devices, how they work and ways to enhance having one.  These devices represent the best hotspots for gaming available: Finding the best mobile hotspot for gaming has never been easier with our guide as a […]

The best long-range Wi-Fi routers of 2024
The best long-range Wi-Fi routers of 2024
Camryn Smith

Whether you have a large home or like to game heavily, you may need a router that offers more coverage in your home. We've picked out some of the best long-range routers at a variety of price points and speeds.

The best Wi-Fi extenders of 2024
The best Wi-Fi extenders of 2024
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Compare the top Wi-Fi extenders by price, quality and overall value. We did the research for you so you don’t have to.