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At ModemGuides, it’s our primary goal to both help you save money on your CenturyLink internet bill and also help you find the best CenturyLink compatible DSL modem that fits the needs of your service plan. We know that finding the right model that will be compatible & work in your area can be tricky, so we did our best to eliminate most of the guess-work. That’s why we put together an easy list of all models known to work with CenturyLink services.

Modems Approved for CenturyLink Internet

CenturyLink has tested the list of modems below to make sure they work & perform on their network. We’ve also consulted reviews and testimonials, tech support forums & other online resources to find the best options based on real user ratings so that you can feel confident in the modems on this list. The CenturyLink compatible modems below have been tested and approved to work on the CenturyLink network. These modems have been tested for technology compatibility (ADSL, ADSL2+, VDSL2, GPON, Pair Bonding), real world maximum speed, and IPv6 compatibility.

CenturyLink Approved Modems List
RatingBrandModelDownload (Mbps)PhoneWifiDSL Type
(48 reviews)
ActiontecC1000A300YesYesVDSL2
(17 reviews)
ActiontecC1900A80YesYesVDSL2
(9 reviews)
ActiontecC2000A800YesYesVDSL2
ActiontecC2300A1000YesYesVDSL2
(7 reviews)
ActiontecPK5000300YesYesDSL
(11 reviews)
ActiontecPK5001A300YesYesADSL2/2+
(58 reviews)
ActiontecQ1000300YesYesVDSL | ADSL2/2+
ActiontecQ2000300YesYesVDSL2
(1 review)
ActiontecC3000A2400NoYesADSL2+ | VDSL2
AdtranC424G1000YesYesGPON
CalixC844G1000YesYesGPON
NetgearD70001300YesYesVDSL/ADSL
(29 reviews)
TechnicolorC2000T1000YesYesADSL2+
(5 reviews)
TechnicolorC1100T300YesYesVDSL2
(28 reviews)
TechnicolorC2100T1000YesYesADSL | ADSL2+ | VDSL | Fiber
(3 reviews)
Westell750010YesYesADSL2
(72 reviews)
ZyxelC1000Z300YesYesVDSL2
(45 reviews)
ZyxelC1100Z300YesYesVDSL2
ZyxelC2100Z1700YesYesVDSL2
(23 reviews)
ZyxelC3000Z200YesYesVDSL2
ZyxelFR1000Z1000NoYesGPON
ZyxelPK5000Z20YesYesDSL
(30 reviews)
ZyxelPK5001Z300YesYesADSL2+
ZyxelQ1000Z100YesYesVDSL2
ZyxelP-870HN300NoYesVDSL2 | ADSL2+

*These are the max speeds the technology can accommodate. Speeds may vary based on configuration and other factors.

Always Verify Compatibility Before Ordering for Best Results

Even though these modems are tested and confirmed to be compatible with CenturyLink service, we still highly recommend contacting CenturyLink prior to purchasing to ensure the modem you get will meet the speed & service requirements of your CenturyLink internet plan. Please be aware that your area may only permit certain DSL types, and that may impact compatibility. Please ensure you know what type of DSL service you have available to you before selecting your modem.

How to Pick the Best DSL Modem for CenturyLink

Buying the best DSL modem for your CenturyLink service can be tricky, especially with so many new features to consider. To ensure you’re getting a modem that has all the features you’ll need and will last you for several years to come, we recommend starting your search by looking at the features you use right now. Then, check out what additional features you’d like to have. The easiest way to determine what features are important to you is to run through this short list of features that are commonly included in CenturyLink compatible modems & modem routers.

  • WiFi / Wireless
  • Dual-Band
  • Gigabit Internet Compatible
  • MIMO / MU-MIMO
  • VDSL / ADSL / ADSL2 / ADSL2+
  • Telephone service
  • GPON
  • Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Beamforming / Beamforming+

Did we answer all your questions about CenturyLink Compatible Modems? Let us know in the comments, or leave your own questions for our technicians to answer!

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