List of Modems that Work with CenturyLink Internet

One major part of monthly internet charges is usually the equipment cost. This can be anywhere from $5 to $15 if you lease the equipment. If you don’t like to add this cost to your monthly charges, some service providers also offer the option of purchasing the equipment with an upfront charge.

While this is also a good option, it doesn’t work for everyone. That is why some service providers also allow users to bring their equipment instead of leasing or purchasing it.

However, for CenturyLink customers, this has always been a mystery. They are often found wondering about whether they can bring their modem with CenturyLink or not. In this article, we will address this issue and provide details about the modems that CenturyLink recommends for the best performance.

Can I Bring My Own Modem With CenturyLink Service?

Bringing your own modem is an option with the CenturyLink internet services but it depends upon the plan and the speed that is available at your address. Moreover, if there is an option for you to use your modem, you will see the option of doing so while signing up.

Most of the time, CenturyLink recommends users to use the modem that comes from CenturyLink and is a part of CenturyLink’s recommended modems list. That is because these modems are tested by CenturyLink and are approved to work with CenturyLink internet technology.

CenturyLink also offers the modem/router combo for its users called “Gateway”. That is an all-in-one device, which offers the functionality of both modem and router. As a result, users can connect devices wirelessly or with the Ethernet cable, without using any additional equipment.

Modem/ Router Gateways Offered by CenturyLink

Currently, CenturyLink offers three gateway devices for its customers. These gateways include:

  • Actiontec C3000A

Supports both DSL and Fiber internet with a download speed of up to 940 Mbps. This gateway supports SSID 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and works great with every speed option available in your area.

  • Greenwave C4000 XG/LG

Greenwave C4000 XG is a fiber (GPON) only modem and works if the download speed of up to 940 Mbps is available at your address. On the other hand, Greenwave C4000 XG supports a DSL speed of up to 100 Mbps along with a fiber download speed of up to 940 Mbps.

  • Zyxel C3000Z

Zyxel C3000Z supports both DSL and fiber. However, it only supports DSL speeds of up to 40 Mbps while it is good to go for fiber.

The modem/router gateway that you will receive from CenturyLink along with your services will depend on the type of connection and speed that is available at your address. You don’t have the option to choose it as CenturyLink automatically determines the most compatible modem and adds it to your order.

List of Modems that Work with CenturyLink Internet?

If you were previously a customer with CenturyLink and have a modem that you think might still work, you can crosscheck it with the list here. This list includes the up to date information about the compatible modems with CenturyLink. 

 Technology: DSL
MAX Tested Speeds
Technology: Fiber
MAX Tested Speed
ModelADSLADSL2+VDSL2GPON
Greenwave C4000BG40 Mbps pair-bonded40 Mbps pair-bonded140 Mbps pair-bondedN/A
Greenwave C4000LG100 Mbps100 Mbps100 Mbps940 Mbps
Greenwave C4000XGN/AN/AN/A940 Mbps
Actiontec C1000A7 Mbps20 Mbps80 MbpsN/A
Actiontec C1900A7 Mbps20 Mbps (40 Mbps pair-bonded)40 Mbps (100 Mbps bonded) 940 Mbps
Actiontec C2000A20 Mbps20 Mpbs (40 Mbps bonded)40 Mbps (100 Mbps pair-bonded) 940 Mbps
Actiontec C2300AN/A25 Mbps bonded100 Mpbs (200 Mbps pair-bonded)940 Mbps
Actiontec C3000A20 Mbps25 Mbps (40 Mbps pair-bonded)100 Mpbs (200 Mbps pair-bonded)940 Mbps
Actiontec PK500020 Mbps20 MbpsN/AN/A
Actiontec PK5001A20 Mbps20 MbpsN/AN/A
Actiontec Q10007 Mbps20 Mbps40 MbpsN/A
Technicolor C1100T7 Mbps20 Mbps40 Mbps940 Mbps
Technicolor C2000T20 Mbps20 Mbps (40 Mbps pair-bonded)40 Mbps (100 Mbps pair-bonded) 940 Gbps
Technicolor C2100T20 Mbps20 Mbps (40 Mbps pair-bonded)40 Mbps (100 Mbps pair-bonded) 940 Gbps
Adtran C424GN/AN/AN/A940 Mbps
Calix C844GN/AN/AN/A940 Mbps
Cisco 2200DDRN/A25 Mbps pair-bondedN/A100 Mbps
Westell 75006 Mbps10 Mbps N/AN/A
Zyxel C1000Z7 Mbps20 Mbps40 MbpsN/A
Zyxel C1100Z20 Mbps20 Mbps100 Mbps940 Mbps
Zyxel C2100Z20 Mbps20 Mbps (40 Mbps pair-bonded)40 Mbps (100 Mbps pair-bonded) 940 Mbps
Zyxel C3000Z40 Mbps40 Mbps80 Mbps (100 Mbps pair-bonded)940 Mbps
Zyxel FR1000ZN/AN/AN/A500 Mbps
Zyxel PK5000Z20 Mbps20 MbpsN/AN/A
Zyxel PK5001Z20 Mbps20 Mbps    N/AN/A
Zyxel Q1000Z7 Mbps20 Mbps40 MbpsN/A

If you are not able to find your modem on this list, that probably means it has expired and no longer supports the CenturyLink internet technology. In such a situation, contact CenturyLink and request a new modem for your internet connection.

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