does airport time capsule require a separate modem to connect with century link internet

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  • Aloha, Linda,

    This is a common question around routers and internet providers.

    The simple answer is YES you need a second router from you or your internet provider to make this work.

    You can purchase or request a router that can do both tasks.

    It would be my suggestion to use the century link router as merely a bridge to the internet. This simplifies its task of serving the internet connection. Then use the Airport to manage all of your personal network settings. This has an advantage of being able to move between providers without having to change your personal network.

    So let's say you move locations or switch providers. If your Airport is configured correctly you can just plug it into the incoming ethernet cable from the new location or new providers router and you're home/personal network is there just the same as before no new wifi, no new setup for routing internal to external or even having to enter the new wifi password in every device you use on wifi.

    So I hope this help and clarifies your question for you.