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 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
Camryn Smith

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?
Camryn Smith

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
Camryn Smith

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
Camryn Smith

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 CenturyLink modems and routers of 2024
The best CenturyLink modems and routers of 2024
Camryn Smith

If you want to save money and optimize your CenturyLink internet speeds, then consider buying your own modem and router.

2024 Guide to Windstream-compatible modems and routers
2024 Guide to Windstream-compatible modems and routers
Camryn Smith

Before you purchase your own equipment, find out what to expect when it comes to technical support, installation and top brands to consider.

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

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

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.

4 simple ways to connect your iPhone to your TV
4 simple ways to connect your iPhone to your TV
Camryn Smith

Learn how to connect your iPhone to your TV with AirPlay, screen sharing, screen mirroring or with just a basic HDMI cable.

Ethernet cable speed categories explained
Ethernet cable speed categories explained
Camryn Smith

Does the type of Ethernet cable you use make a difference? It can. Find the best for your internet connection.

403 forbidden error: What it is and how to fix it
403 forbidden error: What it is and how to fix it
Camryn Smith

Fixing a 403 forbidden status code error is easier than you might think. Discover some solutions, learn what a 403 error is and what causes it.

Streaming vs. cable: Which TV service is better?
Streaming vs. cable: Which TV service is better?
Camryn Smith

Streaming TV is cheaper option when compared to cable TV, but if you want live channels, it'll cost you a bit more.

Best free DNS servers
Best free DNS servers
Camryn Smith

There are plenty of free DNS servers to choose from to give you a faster and more secure internet connection. We’ve picked out eight of our favorites below.

Price pushes people to switch internet providers
Price pushes people to switch internet providers
Camryn Smith

38% of Allconnect's survey respondents say they'd switch internet providers for better prices over reliability or new tech availability.

Best holiday internet provider deals 2023
Best holiday internet provider deals 2023
Camryn Smith

The holiday season is in full swing, so check out some internet deals from top internet service providers.

Business internet safety guide
Business internet safety guide
Camryn Smith

Keep your business safe by maintaining a secure Wi-Fi network, using strong passwords and updating software regularly.

Best Black Friday internet tech deals 2023
Best Black Friday internet tech deals 2023
Camryn Smith

We found some of the best Black Friday Amazon deals on internet equipment.

How to self-install your AT&T internet
How to self-install your AT&T internet
Camryn Smith

AT&T offers an easy self-installation process for both their AT&T Fiber and AT&T Internet plans. From cables to customization, we’ve got you covered!

Best cellphone coverage in the U.S.
Best cellphone coverage in the U.S.
Camryn Smith

Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T offer the most cell phone coverage in the country.

Mbps vs. MBps: Understanding the difference
Mbps vs. MBps: Understanding the difference
Camryn Smith

Megabits per second measure how fast a connection is, and megabytes per second measure how fast a file can upload or download.

RV internet options for the best connection
RV internet options for the best connection
Camryn Smith

If you’re traveling in an RV or camper, there are many internet options available like satellite internet, cellular networks and portable Wi-Fi hotspots. We discuss some of the best options for RV living.