Using your C3000 modem

Learn about using your C3000A or C3000Z modem/router, including features and specs, popular modem settings y solución de problemas. You can also watch a video about controling WiFi on your C3000.

Módem CenturyLink recomendado

Note: The Actiontec C3000A is being phased out of use. The Zyxel C3000Z is still one of our recommended módems más nuevos.

C3000A and C3000Z modem

Features & specifications

Compatible con WiFi:

  • 2.4 GHz: 802.11 b/g/n
  • 5 GHz: 802.11 ac (WiFi 5)


Otras características: WiFi Seguro compatible (with leased modem)

The Actiontec C3000A and Zyxel C3000Z gateway modems are tested and certified to run at these speeds* on the CenturyLink® High-Speed Internet network:

Technology Type Tested speed
ADSL hasta 7 Mbps
ADSL2+ up to 20 Mbps (40 Mbps pair bond)
VDSL up to 100 (140 Mbps pair bond)
Fibra hasta 940 Mbps

*Customer speed experiences will vary, particularly when accessing the internet wirelessly from different devices. Maximum download/upload speeds given are via a wired connection. Internet speeds are not guaranteed due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location, devices, equipment, and access over a wired or wireless connection; see para más información.

Top modem settings and tasks

Learn how to manage your internet and WiFi network using your modem. Below are some of our most popular topics. You can also visit the modem settings guide for a complete overview of settings and options.

This modem comes with Secure WiFi

When leased, our newer modems like this one come with WiFi Seguro, which lets you control some advanced features through the CenturyLink app. Note that these in-app features WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE in the modem settings GUI:

  • Programador de acceso
  • Bloqueo de servicio
  • Bloqueo de sitios web

Consejos para solucionar problemas con el módem

  • ¿Sabías que? If your internet connection is spotty or slow, the best place to start is to reiniciar tu módem.

  • ¿Sigue sin funcionar bien? Check to see if your modem firmware is up to date.

Consejo: si el enlace del firmware no funciona, intenta con otro navegador (Se sabe que Chrome tiene problemas con este tipo de enlace). De lo contrario, haz clic con el botón derecho en el enlace, selecciona "copiar la dirección del enlace" y luego pega el enlace en una nueva pestaña del navegador.

Video: How to control your C3000 wireless settings

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