The CenturyLink Modem and Wireless-N Router Self-Install Kit is designed specifically to support CenturyLink High-Speed Internet service. It is actually three products in one: an ADSL/VDSL modem, four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and a 300Mbps Wireless-N access point. Fully supported by CenturyLink technical support, this product has been rigorously tested through the DSL Forum to ensure maximum performance. Security features include a robust firewall and easy-to-manage WEP encryption to keep your documents safe.
Yes. The modem connects to the service provider (plugs into the phone line for DSL, connects to cable line for cable internet). The router spreads the internet connection from the modem to other devices through Wifi.
This particular product is a combination unit. It is a modem and router in one device.
To use your existing router, all you need is a standard modem that is compatible with your service provider, and plug your router into the modem's ethernet port.
If you only have 1 computer and do not need Wifi for other devices, you do not need a router. A standard modem will do just fine.
answered 5 months ago
How long will this modem smell like hot plastic?
I installed this modem this morning and now we have to leave the window open because of the smell. Normal?
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
on CenturyLink Modem and Wireless-N Router Self-Install Kit
I didn't encounter an offensive smell to mine. When I put my nose up to it, it has a slight plasticky odor but I have mine in the kitchen and I don't notice any smell.