Can I use my own modem and router with 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.
Does CenturyLink modem need a router?
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.
What is the best modem to use with CenturyLink?
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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