Question: Do I Need A Modem And A Router For CenturyLink?

Question: Do I Need A Modem And A Router For CenturyLink?

The current generation of cable modems uses DOCSIS 3.0.

If you have DSL internet service from companies such as CenturyLink, you need a completely different type of modem.

You can find a list of supported options at the CenturyLink website, or check with your own provider if you have a different DSL service.

You can also connect a third-party router to your CenturyLink modem. Whether you are renting a modem from CenturyLink or have your own, you need both devices to get your wireless Internet to function most effectively.

Do I need both a router and a modem?

Note: A Wifi point is a router. To use a Wifi point, you will need to connect it to a modem with an Ethernet cable. This can be a standalone modem or a modem+router combination provided by your ISP. Keep in mind, some apartment buildings and dorms don’t require modems for broadband connections.

Top CenturyLink DSL compatible modems and routers

  • Actiontec C1000A modem and router – $$$ Available on Amazon or on Best Buy, the Actiontec C1000A modem receives excellent ratings from customers.
  • ZyXEL C1100Z modem and router – $$
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 modem and router – $$$$

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