Question about Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router (gs583ad3-01)

1 Answer

I have AT&T DSL and want to install an Actiontec 54 mbps wireless

Can I do this? I am not very computer literate so I need lots of instruction on this.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers

If the modem was pre-programmed for another service, such as Verizon, you will have to plug the modem into a wall and hold in the reset button on the back of the modem until it resets. Then load the AT&T software IF they provided you with such - the walkthrough is actually pretty good. If AT&T did not provide you the Actiontec or the software, you will have to go to Actiontec's website and download the Actiontec Installation Buddy and also follow the directions for downloading the non-proprietary version of the firmware (WARNING: do not update the player's firmware if ATT &T provided you with the Actiontec; the non-proprietary firmware will make the modem useless toward whichever service provided you with the Actiontec). Take note of the numbers taped on a sticker underneath your Actiontec - MAC Address, etc. You may need this information to complete the installation. Also, download the Actiontec manual - it will take you through the process, but it is not going to be easy to follow - know in advance that it is going to take time.

As you go through the Actiontec Installation Buddy process, it will prompt you to do a modem test - make sure the Actiontec is connected to the phone line and to your computer (via an Ethernet cable). It will do a modem test. If the modem test fails the first time, turn the Actiontec OFF, wait 10 seconds, and turn it on again. Try the modem test again - should work.

If AT&T did NOT provide you with the Actiontec, your task is going to be a bit tricky. If AT&T DID provide you with the Actiontec, it might be better to call their technical support for a walkthrough.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to hook up actiontec v1000h


This is a rather general question--I assume you are trying to add the router to your network.
Here is a link to the directions:
http://support.actiontec.com/doc_files/V1000H_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf

Apr 21, 2012 | Actiontec V1000 Wireless Router - 54 Mbps

1 Answer

The wifi is going 54 mbps but should be 100 mbps all cords are plugged-in properly what do i do?


wireless speed depends upon the wireless card that is installed on your computer...

if your computer have a

802.11 b/g card, it will connect at 54 mbps speed (That is the maximum speed at which the wireless can connect to the router)...


802.11 n card, it will connect at 150+ mbps speed...

Feb 06, 2011 | D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless...

1 Answer

I need to lock my d link


How to secure the wireless network

You want to secure the wireless network.
Is there any computer connected to the router with the Ethernet cable?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable.
Check the IP address on the computer. Open the router set up page.
Once you open the set up page, you will find the option to make it secured

Click Here for step by step instructions

Aug 07, 2010 | D-Link Wireless Cable/DSL 802.11G Router...

1 Answer

Actiontec Gt704WG wireless problem


fist try to enter modem config site at 192.168.1.1
admin user: admin
admin pws: password
wireless setup
check if wireless is on
check chanel
las step
try this with ips suport is you reset mdoem it returns to factory settings
try to reset it with a paper clip or pen hold it for 20 seconds

May 03, 2010 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

1 Answer

I have a 20 mbps adsl line, but whene i connect the 3com 3crwe554g72 router wireless i only get 2 mbps , why?


This issue is most likely due to the quality of the signal between the PC and the wireless. If there is a lot of interference or the wireless devices are far from the 3COM, then the signal will be less then optimal. Sinnal quality will degrade quickly when going through walls floors and celings as the density and metal contained in these structures block wireless signals. Interference can come form other wireless devices, cordless phones, RC toys and some wireless mice and keyboards.

The other factor to consider is the type of wireless being used. Wireless like all technology get better as time goes by. As new technology comes out it is categorized and classified. For Wifi there are currently 5 separate specifications for wireless. They are:
802.11 (Specless) - approx 1997 era devices. operates at 1 to 2 Mbps
802.11 a - approx 1999. operates at 6Mbps.
802.11 b - approx 1999. operates at 11 Mbps.
802.11 g - approx 2003. operates at 54 Mbps
802.11 n - October 2009. operates at 100+ Mbps

If you have an old wireless device it will work with the 3COM but only at the speed it was designed for.

You can always check your speed by connecting directly to the 3COM with ethernet cable and going to http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

Feb 05, 2010 | 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL...

2 Answers

Lost instruction


Lost instruction - NetGear

Nov 05, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

1 Answer

ActionTec not allowing RDP


There seems to be issues with RDP and VPN Routing with Actiontec Modems in that I can't get mine to work either unless I turn on DMZ hosting, and send all traffic to my Server.

Solution: Turn on DMZ Hosting and set the address to your desktop, warning, however, all traffic sent at your modem WILL be received by your computer, so make sure you have a good firewall installed.

Dec 11, 2007 | Actiontec (GT704WG) Router

1 Answer

NetGear Super G 108Mbps Wireless Firewall


If you are connecting wirelessly, then it's more than likely that your wireless card or usb dongle cannot connect as you router is probably set at 108 mbps. Your receivers are more than likely only capable of connecting at 54 mbps so change the streaming rate on your router to 54 mbps. This will not alter your internet connection speed as the 108 mbps only refers to the rate of streaming speed on your local area connection (from one pc to another)

Dec 30, 2006 | NetGear Super G 108Mbps Wireless Firewall...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router (gs583ad3-01) Logo

339 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Actiontec Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2259 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18333 Answers

Richard Schabler

Level 2 Expert

108 Answers

Are you an Actiontec Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...