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.

What to do when the modem lights aren't the right colorThe color and behavior of the lights on your modem give you clues to possible problems.

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.

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.

Optimize your Internet connectionBy tweaking a few small things, you can get more speed out of your Internet connection.

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

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

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

What to do if your Internet connection drops frequentlyIf you have to reconnect to the Internet multiple times a day, troubleshoot your wired (and/or wireless) connection to correct the problem.