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How do I take my old modem/router off and install an Actiontec GT784 Router?

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Try this user manual:http://www.actiontec.com/products/manuals/GT724WGR%20Wireless%20DSL%20Modem%20User%20Manual_1s.pdf

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SOURCE: INSTALLING ACTIONTEC WIRELESS ROUTER/MODEM

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.

if this still didnot work, maybe you need to upgrade the firmware of your router

Posted on May 01, 2008

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SOURCE: can a actiontec gateway wireless DSL router be

You could do it, but it's a bit of a pain in the ***** and probably not worth the hassle.
Actiontec DSL gateway was not designed to act as a "proper" router and therefore you won't be able to make it act like one permanently (well, unless there's a hacked firmware out there somewhere ;).
Of course, since it runs linux, you can telnet into it and manually set up the ip addresses on both wireless/wired interfaces and the necessary route between them. It will then work as a wireless access point for your comcast cable modem, but any changes will be lost every time you reboot the actiontec.
I've done it in the past with similar setup but quickly got tired of having to console the actiontec to add the ips and routes every time it crashed -and eventually got a proper wireless router.
So-it can be done, just not easily.
Have fun,
Raf

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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you may try this and see if this help solve your problem

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
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if this still didnot work, maybe you need to upgrade the firmware of your router

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