Updated January 19, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 8 Best Modems For CenturyLink DSL

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Based in Louisiana, CenturyLink serves roughly three million customers in over 40 areas across the country, and their primary product is Digital Subscriber Line access. However, not every DSL modem is officially approved for their services, and you'll need one that's appropriate for your subscription type, so we've gathered some of the fastest such models, as well as the most affordable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best modems for centurylink dsl on Amazon.

8. Technicolor C2100T

7. Technicolor C2000T

6. Motorola MD1600

5. Technicolor C1100T

4. ActionTec C2300A

3. Netgear D7000

2. Netgear D6400

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

If you live far from any dense, urban centers, telephone-based DSL may very well be your only option for surfing the web. If you're one of the lucky people to live in CenturyLink's coverage area, you'll need to be certain that you have an appropriate modem, and they do a decent job of approving certain models for their services. Their own brand is quite functional, and the C3000 performs better than just about all the others. Both of Netgear's models come in very close seconds, as can be expected from this connectivity behemoth. As it turns out, Actiontec manufactures a large portion of the company-approved modems, and their C2300A is an extremely capable unit. If you're on a budget, consider the Technicolor, which is technically also a CenturyLink-branded device. The Motorola is interesting because most users find it to work with their connection, and it's also compatible with a couple other DSL providers. No matter which you choose, be absolutely certain that it has the latest firmware installed, otherwise it you may miss out on some functionality, or it may not work at all.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 19, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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