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The 5 best modem/router combos 2024
The 5 best modem/router combos 2024
Robin Layton

Wondering which modem/router combo you should get? We did the research and came up with the five best available options.

What can you do with a 100 Mbps plan?
What can you do with a 100 Mbps plan?
Camryn Smith

Depending on your internet activities and size of your household, 100 Mbps could be enough speed for you.

What’s the right Mediacom-compatible modem for you?
What’s the right Mediacom-compatible modem for you?
Joe Supan

Buying your own modem could save you hundreds of dollars every year. Learn more about which models are compatible with Mediacom.

What’s the difference between bandwidth and latency?
What’s the difference between bandwidth and latency?
Robin Layton

Bandwidth and latency could be causing your computer network to slow down. We show you how to fix the problem.

How to change your IP address
How to change your IP address
Camryn Smith

There are several ways to change your IP address, like by switching networks or resetting your equipment. Learn how to change your IP address and why you’d want to.

Router login: How to sign in and access your settings
Router login: How to sign in and access your settings
Camryn Smith

When you log in to your router, you gain access to network security controls, router login information and generic Wi-Fi settings.

23 million Americans will lose free internet today
23 million Americans will lose free internet today
Robin Layton

Federal subsidy plan ended in April, leaving households with an extra bill or no internet.

How to get free and discounted internet
How to get free and discounted internet
Joe Supan

Some ISPs offer low-cost internet programs that can get eligible customers free internet. There are also other government and non-profit programs to aid in your monthly internet cost as well.

Best routers for Frontier Internet
Best routers for Frontier Internet
Camryn Smith

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

A cord cutter’s guide to streaming with a data cap
A cord cutter’s guide to streaming with a data cap
Camryn Smith

Cutting the cord doesn’t always mean no strings attached. Learn how to manage data usage when streaming is your primary source of entertainment.

How to set up your Amazon Alexa devices
How to set up your Amazon Alexa devices
Virginia Brown

And other things you need to know about your smart home tools.

FCC brings back net neutrality
FCC brings back net neutrality
Camryn Smith

The FCC reinstated net neutrality policies in a 3-2 vote, allowing the Commission to provide oversight over ISPs.

How to boost your satellite internet signal in 7 easy steps
How to boost your satellite internet signal in 7 easy steps
Lisa Iscrupe

Satellite internet can be a great solution for getting internet in rural areas. But if your signal is slowing you down, we may have the solution for you.

Student’s internet research guide for 2024
Student’s internet research guide for 2024
Camryn Smith

Read our student internet research guide for ways to search smart, check for credible sources and cite your sources.

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.

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.

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.

Can other Wi-Fi networks interfere with mine?
Can other Wi-Fi networks interfere with mine?
Robin Layton

The short answer? Maybe. Here’s how to set up your home network to achieve the most effective signal.

Comcast introduces new pre-paid internet, mobile and streaming plans
Comcast introduces new pre-paid internet, mobile and streaming plans
Robin Layton

Comcast is offering an answer to the sunsetting of the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which offered $30/mo. toward internet plans.  Comcast’s new NOW program provides low-cost internet, mobile, Wi-Fi and streaming services. It’s currently being tested in Hartford-New Haven, Houston, and Miami, with a wider launch expected in the next few weeks. NOW […]

T-Mobile imposes data cap of 1.2TB/mo.
T-Mobile imposes data cap of 1.2TB/mo.
Robin Layton

T-Mobile’s 5G home internet power users may have noticed their speed getting slower by the end of their billing cycles. That’s because as of Jan. 18, 2024, T-Mobile instituted a data cap of 1.2TB/mo. for new 5G Home Internet customers. Considering U.S. internet users consume just over a half terabyte a month, a terabyte data […]

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
Robin Layton

Internet use among older adults continues to rise, with 88% of adults aged 65 and older in 2023 using the internet, according to Statista. Some other interesting facts include: It’s definitely never too late to learn how to embrace technology. If you’re less than confident in your tech skills, know that there are plenty of […]

What is a good internet speed?
What is a good internet speed?
Camryn Smith

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 to switch internet providers and save money
How to switch internet providers and save money
Joe Supan

Switching internet service might seem like a hassle, but you can usually lower your monthly bill significantly in the process.

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.