How do I update my old modem?

How to Update Your Router

  1. Type your routers IP address into the search bar of any web browser.
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Locate the Firmware or Update section.
  4. Go to your router manufacturer’s website.
  5. Download the firmware update file.
  6. Extract the file and move it to your desktop.

Do I have to use CenturyLink’s modem?

You must have a modem to get DSL internet into your home. If you have fiber internet with CenturyLink, your modem comes included with your service at no extra cost. You can pay $5 per month to lease a CenturyLink router, or buy your own.

Why is my CenturyLink modem not connecting to the Internet?

Reboot your modem manually or using the My CenturyLink app. Make sure your modem is updated with the latest firmware version. As a last resort, try resetting your modem to factory defaults. If you have custom settings that you want to keep, you can backup and restore your modem settings before doing the reset.

Are CenturyLink modems bad?

Centurylink has different DSL modems and they are really bad at helping you find the one you need. If you have DSL and it works for you, great, but if it doesn’t, get rid of it. Its obsolete tech and is never going to get any better.

Is CenturyLink ADSL or cable?

CenturyLink uses both DSL (digital subscriber line) and fiber optic internet. The combination means it is widely available, offered in 36 states. DSL is an older technology and isn’t as fast as cable or fiber, but it’s a better option than dial-up and much more affordable than satellite.

How do I fix the red light on my CenturyLink modem?

If the DSL light on your modem remains off, blinking, or red after a few minutes, there may be an issue with the network. Here are some things to try: Make sure your equipment is set up correctly and that your modem is not filtered. Try rebooting your modem.