Taylor Gadsden

Taylor Gadsden

Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content

Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, including a data piece on the top fiber cities in the U.S. and a troubleshooting guide on how to connect your phone to a VPN. In Taylor's Words: I've been writing about consumer goods for over five years and have worked on the technology and electronics beats during my time with Allconnect. My focus on consumer-oriented products has strengthened my research and reviewing skills when writing about the best deals and product selections. This has been integral to my approach to articles that cover a gamut of products —including smart home devices, internet routers and headphones — and topics, from home Wi-Fi optimization to breaking broadband news. In my downtime, you can find me bingeing the latest Netflix original with my doodle fur baby, planning my next cruise or analyzing someone's birth chart.

Taylor Gadsden

My top picks

Currently streaming

Workin’ Moms

Favorite app

The Pattern

Favorite device

iPhone 6 plus (Yes, really)

Listening to

Watch What Crappens

What I've written

Signs you’ve been hacked and how to prevent hacking
Signs you’ve been hacked and how to prevent hacking
Taylor Gadsden

Would you know if your router was hacked? Check out some ways to know for sure and how you can secure your home network.

Internet basics: A complete guide for seniors
Internet basics: A complete guide for seniors
Taylor Gadsden

Need to improve your computer skills? Check out our comprehensive internet guide for older Americans.

What is net neutrality, and what does it mean for you?
What is net neutrality, and what does it mean for you?
Taylor Gadsden

In the land of internet services, “net neutrality” is one of the biggest buzzwords. We break down exactly what it is, how it has evolved and what it means for you.

What you should know about Wi-Fi 6E
What you should know about Wi-Fi 6E
Taylor Gadsden

More bandwidth, less problems.

How to log in to your router
How to log in to your router
Taylor Gadsden

Secure your home network at the source.

Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi 6
Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi 6
Taylor Gadsden

When it comes to your Wi-Fi quality, the sky’s the limit.

What’s the difference between a modem and a router?
What’s the difference between a modem and a router?
Taylor Gadsden

Unsure about this gear? We’re here to help. Find out what this equipment does and how you can save money on your internet bill.

How to tell if your ISP is throttling your internet
How to tell if your ISP is throttling your internet
Taylor Gadsden

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

How to connect your phone to a VPN
How to connect your phone to a VPN
Taylor Gadsden

Find out how you can secure your mobile connection and protect your privacy while browsing.

What is TikTok and is it safe for you or your kids to use?
What is TikTok and is it safe for you or your kids to use?
Taylor Gadsden

TikTok, the popular video-sharing app may not be as safe as you’d like. Get all the details on growing safety concerns and what parents can do to protect their children.

DIRECTV to drop SELECT, their cheapest package
DIRECTV to drop SELECT, their cheapest package
Taylor Gadsden

Subscriber numbers are reportedly down and now there’s a service-wide increase for new customers. See what the provider has to say about the new price point.

What recent studies show us about the homework gap
What recent studies show us about the homework gap
Taylor Gadsden

Have you heard about the homework gap? Find out how students are learning in today’s digital world and how those without access are working harder to compete.

What is my IP address and why does it matter?
What is my IP address and why does it matter?
Taylor Gadsden

IP addresses are the zip codes of the internet, and affect everything you do online. Here's what you need to know about them.

Smart home adjustments every senior can make for better living
Smart home adjustments every senior can make for better living
Taylor Gadsden

Independent living is easy with some smart home automation tweaks from our experts. Go room-by-room with our experts to see which devices are best for your home.

Step-by-step guide on how to set up a VPN
Step-by-step guide on how to set up a VPN
Taylor Gadsden

Learn how to work from home a little safer and install a VPN that’s right for you.

What’s the Altice One and how can I get one?
What’s the Altice One and how can I get one?
Taylor Gadsden

Considering Optimum or Suddenlink TV service? Learn more about this all-in-one technology and how you can upgrade your home TV experience.

How much speed do you need for streaming?
How much speed do you need for streaming?
Taylor Gadsden

Don’t pay for more internet speed than you need. Find out the minimum speeds required for your favorite streaming activities.