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Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

birdus
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Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

I have a CenturyLink C1100T WiFi/Router and would like to completely replace it with a NetGear AX4300. Is this possible?

 

If so, are there some directions/instructions I can follow that will walk me through it?

 

If a complete replacement isn't possible, is it possible to change the C1100T over to being ONLY a bridge/passthrough? This would be a tolerable second choice.

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birdus
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Re: Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

By the way, if it makes a difference, I have fiber optic. There's a box in the house (that goes from fiber to ethernet) that the C1100T plugs into.

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antinode
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Re: Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

> [...] NetGear AX4300 [...]

 

   "AX4300" is a speed, not a model number.  Look for "Model" on the
product label.  RAX45?

 

> By the way, if it makes a difference, I have fiber optic. [...]

 

   It probabaly does.

 

> [...] There's a box in the house (that goes from fiber to ethernet)
> [...]

 

   Thanks for that detailed description of your (unspecified) "a box".

 

> [...] that the C1100T plugs into.

 

   _What_ on the C1100T is connected to your (unspecified) "a box"?

 

> If so, are there some directions/instructions I can follow that will
> walk me through it?

 

   Other than the router documentation?  I wouldn't bet on it.  If might
help if anyone could see the configuration of your C1100T.  Possibly
interesting:

 

      https://www.centurylink.com/home/help/internet/modems-and-routers/zyxel-c1100z.html

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual (at least).  Read?

 

   If your (unspecified) "a box" is connected to the [LAN/]WAN port on
the C1100T, then I'd guess that the C1100T is acting as a router-only,
so a Netgear router might be able to substitute for it.  I'd expect
that CenturyLink could provide the required configuration details, even
if they don't want to help you configure you third-party device.

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birdus
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Re: Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

My Netgear router is an AX6. The box which converts the fiber to ethernet is a Calix 716GE-I.

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antinode
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Re: Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

> My Netgear router is an AX6. [...]

 

   Which part of 'Look for "Model" on the product label' was unclear to
you?  The "product label" is the label on the product.

 

> [...] The box which converts the fiber to ethernet is a Calix 716GE-I.

 

   Ok.  That's an ONT.  You can think of it as a modem, if you want.

I'd guess that one of its (four) Ethernet ports should be connected to
the WAN/Internet port on your Netgear router.

 

   General advice: This whole Q&A thing often works better if every Q
gets an A.  Look for "?".

 

   Still plenty of unknown router configuration details.  You could try
connecting it instead of the C1100T, and see if its set-up wizard can
puzzle out the details.

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birdus
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Re: Can I Replace CenturyLink C1100T with AX4300?

I'll go somewhere else for help. I'm not going to spend another second talking to an **bleep** like you.

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