CenturyLink Prism Internet, can't change router settings (including password)
January 13, 2014 at
I got CenturyLink Prism set up today, including Internet. I didn't realize when ordering that:
1. A wireless router is required for the Internet and TV to work
2. I have to use their router
3. I cannot make any changes to the router settings myself; I have to have CenturyLink tech support make any changes, including simple stuff like wifi password
I'm pretty annoyed by the inconvenience factor. Is there any way to just do this myself? I imagine there's an address I can put in the browser to get to the settings menu, right?
I'm also annoyed by the security implications. Yes, I realize that my ISP has full access to everything I do anyway, but it just feels so wrong that I am required to share my password with a stranger. I took my personal router and added it downstream. If I only connect to that device, am I adding any security?