CenturyLink offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to setting up your internet. You can opt for a self-installation or get a service technician to do it for you at your home. Moreover, you can also use any compatible modem with your CenturyLink internet

Choosing to set up the internet on your own will save you additional installation charges and we are here to guide you on how to do so. This blog lists all the necessary steps for a successful setup. Read on to know more.

Activate the Internet

The first step in activating your internet is to set up the modem.

  1. After you unbox the contents of your CenturyLink modem kit, take the internet cord and plug it into the DSL port.
  2. Then, take the power cord and connect it to a live source.
  3. Wait for the internet light on the modem to turn green. A stable green light indicates a successful internet connection.

Normally, your service is activated before 7 pm on the day of your service activation. If you received the message that your service has been activated, you can go ahead with the installation process. Otherwise, you can wait till 7 pm to begin the installation.

Setup the Router

After the modem is set up, the last step is to configure the Wi-Fi. You need to follow these steps.

  1. Take the Ethernet cord and connect your modem to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the CenturyLink modem configuration page by typing “” in the URL bar of your browser.
  3. Log in using the admin username and admin password mentioned on a sticker pasted on the back of your modem.
  4. Click on “Wireless Setup,” which will open the “Basic Settings” of your Wi-Fi by default.
  5. You can change your Wi-Fi name (SSID) to anything you like and also change the password located under the “Wireless Security” tab.
  6. Click on “Apply” to save the changes, and log out.


That’s all you need to know about how to set up CenturyLink internet. The installation process is a breeze and does not take long. In case you do not want to get into technical stuff, you can also request a professional installation, although it will cost you extra. Moreover, you can reach CenturyLink customer service at their Toll-Free Number 1-877-373-1148, if you need assistance.