Modem may not come factory sealed, but will be new
Highly Recommend the ZyXEL C3000Z modem/router combination for your High-Speed DSL Connection Having just moved to a new location, I needed a modem to go with my new DSL high-speed service. The ZyXEL C3000Z was one of the modems recommended by CenturyLink.The ZyXEL C3000Z is a combination modem and router. I have a TP-Link router that worked well for me over the past year when it was hooked up to an Xfinity cable modem, and I anticipated connecting that router to the ZyXEL C3000Z after the CenturyLink new-account tech left the house. But, I’ve put off doing so as the C3000Z seems to be working so well as a router.The C3000Z is located in the center of my 2,000SF Florida concrete block ranch style home. It’s 5G and 2.4G signal reaches every room in the house as well as the Lanai and the garage.While expecting nothing more from this device than a basic connection to my ISP, I was pleasantly surprised with how effective it is as a single unit device to serve my network needs. It is very dependable, unlike the frequent crashes I experienced with…
Centurylink ZyXEL C3000Z DSL Modem/Router works wonderfully with Centurylink The Centurylink ZyXEL C3000Z DSL modem/router works wonderfully with Centurylink. Super easy to set up. It has all the features I need and more. My only gripe is that reserving IP/MAC addresses takes longer than usual for DSL modems.2018-10-05 UPDATE: Everything was working fine until today, then I noticed really outlandish ping numbers (up to 2 full seconds for a ping). I called CenturyLink and went through all all the troubleshooting that entails with the end result resetting the C3000Z back to factory defaults. The tech had me go to connect.centrylink.com to finish setting up the mode/router. This was new, I never had to do that before. After doing the online setup, the router was ready to use and the ping times were excellent.But I had a LAN network that was 192.168.123, not the default 192.168.0. As soon as I made the address change, the ping times went back up to 900 ms. I went back to factory defaults and did the connect.centrylink.com setup…
Wow ! That sums it up I have CenturyLink as my ISP. My area is older and only supports VDSL2 up to max 40mbps (I have the slower option of 20mbps). I previously had an ActionTec combined DSL modem/WiFi router from CenturyLink and frankly it was marginal at best. Then the WiFi Radio stopped working. I had cabled a high speed router from one of the ports, but that was even slower. I did everything possible (like checking lowest use channels, etc.). My house has multiple connected laptops/tablets, 10 WiFi outlets, 5 Echos, 2 phones, 3 IP cameras. All running across 20mbps service. After installing and configuring this new modem/router, I am seeing zero (that is ZERO) latency ! Maybe I am just lucky, but at day 2 I am impressed. When I set up yesterday, I tested with all devices at same time. Streaming TV was good, Laptop Google search was good, cell phones good, and I rant a speedtest that showed max download and upload. Fingers crossed it keeps humming along, but so far… Wow!
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