How to back up your modem settings

The "Configuration Save" option in your modem's Utilities menu allows you to save and later restore your custom modem settings. Here's how to save your settings in a file to your computer. 
NOTE:  This article applies to newer CenturyLink modems. Other modems may have different features, lights, and behaviors.
Modem Utilities Step 1-3

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 into the web address field.

3.  Log in to the modem's online user interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Utilities."

5.  Select "Configuration Save" in the left sidebar.

6.  Select "Download" and save the file. You will use this file later to restore your settings.

7.  You can now reset your modem to its original settings, if needed. After performing the reset, you will be able to restore the settings saved in the above steps.

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