this is 2012, think out of the box!
Centurylink proved to us they dont care about us at all. i called them at first weekly, always getting the wrong infomation and instructions, then daily after being promised over 5 times i'd have a MANAGER call me back. anyway, after being on the phone with them for an hour, letting them know how they screwed us over and how we just need a little help and how no one would call us back, they said "well call you back" and they never did!!!
well i cant thank them enough, because with them being so unreliable and HORRIBLE to their customers, it lead me to FREE INTERNET for life ! (: that's right, all you have to do is goto Simplewifi.com, and as long as you have wifi within 8 miles, they can help you figure out what to buy! (: We live in the country our wifi spots are within 3 ish miles, and we got an access point antenna with 24 dbi grid. Internet works great, just get you a stable mounting pole!! (: Good Luck!