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What modems are compatible with CenturyLink?

CenturyLink provides high speed Internet using the best technology suited for the area. This means your modem needs to be compatible with that technology. Chat with tech support to find out the technolgy serving your location.

CenturyLink modem testing

CenturyLink test modems to make sure they perform in the real world. Below is a list of modems that have been tested and approved to work on the CenturyLink network. These modems have been tested for technology compatibility (ADSL, ADSL2+, VDSL2, GPON, Pair Bonding), real world maximum speed, and IPv6 compatibility.

N/A means the modem has failed testing or it's not compatible with certain DSL Technologies. CenturyLink highly recommends using a modem that has been tested and approved to work with your DSL technology. All other modems not included on this list are not supported by CenturyLink Technical Support. 

Table details

AThese are the max speeds the technology can accomodate. Speeds may differ based on other factors.

BQ1000Z vectoring w/002 firmware or later. 

CSome features/ports are for future use. 

DResults are unknown. 

ESpeed acheived using Vectoring.

Modem compatibility table

Make/Model ADSLA ADSL2+A VDSL2A GPONA BondedA Ports Features
Actiontec C1000A 7Mbps 20Mbps
80Mbps
N/A
N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec C1000A-D 7Mbps 20Mbps
80Mbps
N/A N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec C1900A 7Mbps 20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec C2000A N/A N/A 80Mbps 800Mbps ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec C2000A-D N/A N/A 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec C2300A
(coming soon)
TBD TBD
100Mpbs
200Mbps_Vectoring
1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_200MbpsE
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n5 GHz n/acVectoringCBRASPrism TV
Actiontec C3000A
(coming soon)
TBD
TBD
100Mpbs
200Mbps_Vectoring
1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_200MbpsE
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n5 GHz n/acVectoringCBRASPrism TV
Actiontec M1000 - - - - - - Retired Modem
Actiontec PK5000 7Mbps 20Mbps
N/A
N/A
N/A
100 Mbps Eth (4)
2.4 GHz b/g
Actiontec PK5001A
7Mbps
20Mbps
N/A
N/A
N/A 100 Mbps Eth (4)
IPv62.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec Q1000
7Mbps
20Mbps
40Mbps
N/A
N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6VectoringB2.4 GHz b/g/n
Actiontec Q2000
N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
ADSL2+_20Mbps
VDSL2_40Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv62.4 GHz b/g/n
Adtran C424G N/A N/A
N/A 1Gb N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
CenturyLink ON, IPv62.4 GHz b/g/n5GHz n/ac
Calix C844G N/A N/A
N/A 1Gb N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
CenturyLink ONIPv62.4 GHz b/g/n5GHz n/ac
Cisco 2200DDR N/A 10Mbps N/A
40Mbps ADSL2+_25Mbps 100 Mbps Eth (4) Prism TV2.4 GHz b/g
D-Link 850L N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A Gig Eth (4)  
2.4 GHz b/g/n5 Ghz n/ac
Technicolor C1100T 7Mbps 20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/nCBRAS
Technicolor C2000T
7Mbps 20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Prism TVVectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n
Technicolor C2100T
7Mbps
20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Prism TVVectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n5 GHz n/acVectoringCBRAS
Westell 7500 6Mbps 10Mbps  N/A
N/A
N/A
Eth (4) 2.4 GHz b/g
ZyXEL C1000Z
7Mbps 20Mbps
80Mbps
N/A
N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/nCBRAS
ZyXEL C1100Z
7Mbps 20Mbps
80Mbps
1Gb N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/nCBRAS
ZyXEL C2100Z
7Mbps 20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n5 GHz n/acVectoringCBRASPrism TV
ZyXEL C3000Z
7Mbps 20Mbps 80Mbps 1Gb ADSL2+_25Mbps
VDSL2_100Mbps
Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv6Vectoring2.4 GHz b/g/n5 GHz n/acVectoringCBRASPrism TV
ZyXEL FR1000Z
N/A N/A N/A 500Mbps N/A Gig Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv62.4 GHz b/g/n
ZyXEL PK5000Z 7Mbps 20Mbps
N/A
N/A
N/A
1000 Mbps Eth (4)
2.4 GHz b/g
ZyXEL PK5001Z
7Mbps
20Mbps     N/A
N/A
N/A
100Mbps Eth (4)  
USB Host Port C
IPv62.4 GHz b/g/n
ZyXEL Q1000Z
7Mbps
20Mbps 40Mbps N/A N/A 100Mbps Eth (4) 2.4 GHz b/g/n
ZyXEL NGB-419N
N/A     N/A
N/A
40Mbps N/A
Eth (4) 2.4 GHz b/g/n
ZyXEL P-870N
N/A     N/A
N/A
50Mbps N/A
Eth (4) 2.4 GHz b/g/n
ZyXEL Q100
N/A N/A 40Mbps N/A N/A 100Mbps Eth (1) N/A
Other CenturyLink Modems - - - - - - These modems have been retired
Other 3rd party ModemsD - - - - - - -
NOTE: N/A means the modem has not been tested or has failed testing on certain DSL Technologies. CenturyLink highly recommends using a modem that has been tested and approved to work with your DSL technology. All other modems not included on this list are not supported by CenturyLink Technical Support.