The Advanced Setup area of your modem's user interface lets you change several settings that give you greater control over your modem's operation. These settings are best for tech-savvy folks who understand a bit more than the typical user about modems and networking.
You can access the Advanced Setup menu by following the steps below:
1. Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.
2. Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.
3. Log in to the modem's settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Admin Username and Admin Password. Note that these are different from your wireless network name (SSID) and WiFi password (security key).
4. Select the Advanced Setup icon in the main menu.
Then, select a menu option from the left sidebar. The full menu of options is listed below, with links to find step-by-step instructions for each setting.
Broadband Settings: Allows you to change the connection parameters to your service provider. These settings should not be changed unless instructed by your ISP.
QoS: Prioritizes traffic types (such as VoIP) before standard data traffic. Traffic shaping your network with QoS can increase application performance and prevent your network from becoming overloaded.
NOTE: Depending on your modem, your settings interface may appear slightly different from the images below.
On modems that have Secure WiFi, some advanced features in the modem settings will be disabled, including:
Instead, you can easily access these same network controls through My CenturyLink or the app. Secure WiFi is available on leased modems with model numbers 1100, 3000 and 4000. Review our FAQs to learn more.
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