Take a tour of your modemSuper clear explanation of the ports on the back, what the lights on the front mean, and why you should care about the sticker on the bottom.

How to set up your modem and activate your Internet service Simple steps to get you surfing the web.

Troubleshooting your modem, starting with the cordsInspect your cables, eyeball the plugin setup, remove the DSL filter and check how your landline phones are connected.

What to do when your modem's lights look oddThe color and behavior of your modem lights give you clues to possible problems.

Troubleshooting your modem's power lightThe power light tells you whether the modem is receiving power. When your modem is working properly, the power light is solid green.

Improve the performance of your wireless connectionGet the most out of your wireless connection by reducing electronic interference and placing your modem in an ideal spot.

Finding wireless settings without the modem stickerFor CenturyLink modems, you can find your network name (SSID) and password (KEY or PASSPHRASE) in 3 steps.

Modem RESET: Understanding when to use it A very useful tool, the modem's RESET button should be used cautiously.

Troubleshooting your Internet connection and modemFigure out whatís causing your internet connection problems by checking some simple things on your own.

What to do if your wireless is offLearn how to turn a modemís wireless functionality ON so you can connect wireless devices to it.

Troubleshooting your modem's DSL lightThe DSL light shows that you're connected to the CenturyLink network. When your modem is working properly, the DSL light is solid green.