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New CenturyLink modem

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Posted on January 3, 2017 at 19:28:30
calloway
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I will be getting an updated modem from CL in the next few days to replace the old '660' version.i have an IMac that I use to run my Lumin A1/ system. Should changing it out be as simple as plugging in the current ....phone...Ethernet...router cable...into the corresponding slots on the new modem and then following the onscreen prompts...?..I hope so,anyway.

 

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RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 3, 2017 at 19:37:10
rmilewsk
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As long as the new modem is functioning properly I don't see why just plugging it in wouldn't work.

 

RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 07:28:21
Awe-d-o-file
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The modem usually decides the wifi password so you'll need to know that in all likelihood. Often today it's on the modem. You can change it too if you want.




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RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:49:01
Rod M
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Assuming that this is a combination modem/router/WiFi device, then you will have to set it up using a computer plugged into one of the ethernet ports. I'd imagine the default settings would be fine, but you will have to set an admin password and then set a WiFi password. If it supports both 2.4 and 5-Ghz WiFi, it may require adding a password for each one.

-Rod

 

RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 11:43:24
SgreenP@MSN.com
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When I was supplied a new router from Cox communications, I plugged in the cable, logged onto the user name and Nework key which was a sticker on the router itself, I logged in all the computers and Receiver, and I'm good to go.

 

RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 17:29:38
Rod M
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I don't know as my Cox setup is different. All I got from them was a Cisco cable modem, then I plug my router into it via the WAN connection. The router has a default password and username, admin/admin, that should be changed. I then have wireless access points or WiFi routers in a few locations which also have admin logins as well as WiFi passwords.

Some systems have a network login just to access Cox's network or whatever. If that's what you have, you still should login to the router and change the password which would be different from a network login.

Confused yet?

-Rod

 

RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 18:37:46
calloway
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YES!!!!!! It should be here tomorrow so will know more then...

 

RE: New CenturyLink modem, posted on January 4, 2017 at 20:14:35
Duster
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BTW, I've experimented with various cabling for a streaming audio application, and find that my Xfinity modem/router is quite sensitive to AC power cords and Ethernet cables. Definitely something to look into, IME.

 

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