Actiontec C1900A Product Details
The Wireless N Bonded VDSL2 Modem Router Actiontec C1900A delivers a brilliant HD IPTV, online gaming, and internet browsing. Additionally, support for pair bonded VDSL2+ means faster speeds and better range for your home network.
An ultra-powerful design and in-home networking options such as Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless 802.11n makes superior performance a reality.
In addition, the Actiontec C1900A works on any CenturyLink VDSL or ADSL network (single line or bonded).
Pair Bonded Rate and Reach
This pair bonded VDSL2 modem router delivers the extended signal and high speeds rates of the latest VDSL technology. This allows for a superior experience with all of your internet derived needs.
Better Wireless Coverage with Actiontec C1900A
the modem to help improve wireless performance because of the MIMO smart antenna technology which has been included. By adding MIMO, users will also enjoy better home wireless coverage and fewer dead spots in and around the home.
Auto Fall Back to ADSL2+/2
The C1900A VDSL2 router features “Auto Fall Back to single-line ADSL2+/2” to work on ADSL2+ or ADSL2 networks. This means the same router automatically works on any VDSL or ADSL network, making this compatible with most DSL options in the US.
Security for the 21st century with Actiontec C1900A
The C1900A VDSL2 Modem Router supports the latest in wireless security, so you don’t have to worry about security threats. This includes a firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, denial of service protection, parental controls, and breach detection.
This device also features, WPA/WPA2 and WEP wireless encryption. These have been added, in order to make this device extremely difficult to breach.
D. Charles Pyle –
Great product, for the most part. I would have given it five stars but it loses all settings when the power goes out, forcing me to change settings and get locked out of the modem every time the power goes out. That is an inconvenience. Other than that, it does what it supposed to do and I don’t have to pay for a modem lease every month.
Joseph Sands –
I dropped Prism and found out they wanted my router back. So I found this one and sent theirs back to them. I was disappointed with century link for wanting the router back…since I wasnt discontinuing the internet….only the prism. Luckily I found this unit which went in without a hitch.
Tracy O’Neill ibex –
Works well. I’ve not had any speed problems or disconnects.
OK, I’m going to update my review. Finally after 18 months I found someone at CenturyLink with a clue (thanks Mike!). The thing has a hideous bug in the broadband autonegotiate code. But at least now I have a workaround.
If you’re trying to run it in transparent bridge mode and find it’s dropping packets (and the internet light is alternating RED/GREEN) this turns out to be a bug in the broadband settings autoconfiguration code. Here’s how you fix it:
1. Reset your modem (stick a paper clip in the reset hole until the power light turns from green to orange).
2. After it boots up, config the thing up NOT in transparent bridge mode.
3. After it comes up, go to ADVANCED SETTINGS/BROADBAND SETTINGS
4. Note that several menu settings on this page are set to AUTO. Under that it displays (in red) what they got auto set to. Switch these settings from AUTO to what it is currently set to.
5. Set back to transparent bridge.
Now your modem will survive reboots without going into doofus mode.
Fantastic, easy to configure. Fast setup. Works great with strong signal.
J Foulke –
The C1900A took a while to set up and there were a few minor glitches with the wireless feature. I was able to resolve the problems after a few days use and now it is working flawlessly with my CenturyLink account. The wireless feature puts out a very strong signal for our various electronic wireless devices. I am very pleased with it so far.
Kay Archer –
The modem/router supplied by CenturyLink constantly needed to be rebooted, almost every week. This modem easily runs a month or more before needing to be rebooted. It also has two antennas so sends a stronger signal throughout the house. I was able to disconnect the signal booster that was in the other end of the house.
Didnt use the unit- turns out that its not compatible with the centurylink service I have.
This has beeen a life saver for us because we can only access DSL and not cable ISP. I just wish it had accompanying software like the NETGEAR products that allow you to monitor your entire network
Century Link is just bad. Internet still doesn’t work. Easily the worst internet company in existence.
Worked perfectly for two months, then it failed miserably. Good news is that Centurylink Tech Support replaced it, free of charge. Received a different model, waiting to see how this new model works. Will go back to cable modem if this unit fails: previously had in-house wiring issues, paid to have new wires run from box outside, to house; still had issues — bad modem; new modem failed after two months. Anymore issues, and it’s back to cable modem Internet service.
Karen Lindner –
Century link slow where I am. Wiring old and they do not report any plans to upgrade. Disappointing because the wireless signals are too slow for me.
Lori Walker –
Modem/router rental costs are out of control.
$10+ /month in most cases! Put that money back into your pocket right now. Own your own equipment. Pays for itself! Just call up your ISP, get your PPP credentials and you’re on your way. Nearly plug and play!
Derek Jones –
Worked great out of the box with our new CenturyLink VDSL2 line (two bonded DSL connections in one) and I’m getting full upload/download speeds as advertised from CenturyLink. Shipping was fast! Thank you!
EMIL PEHLIVANOV –
Good wifi signal, connected to Centurylink fairly easily. Supports “pair bonded” feature, which makes it suitable for Centurylink service over 25mb/s in the Las Vegas area.
Donna J. –
Great router/modem was super easy to install. Century link had me connected in no time
Barbara Henry –
Great experience, fast shipping
Charles T –
I had a bit of trouble at first, a factory reset allowed it to do a firmware refresh automatically which was awesome, plugged in my PPP username and password and I was up and running.