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I have had an Actiontec (GT701) Modem for several years. It has worked fine until a problem that it developed about a month ago. The modem is attached to our desk top PC. I also have a mac lap top. When I go on line with either of the computers I can connect to the internet . . . . however I now have at least a dozen web sites (including ancestry.com, msnbc.com and others) that cannot be accessed. When I take my lap top to work - using a different modem an isp I can log onto the sites listed above. How do I correct this problem?

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  • boxorocks Apr 01, 2009

    I am a Qwest customer with an Actiontec GT701. A month ago I lost access to many websites including microsoft, however other sites are perfectly normal. No changes were made and no websites are blocked.



    I can tracetr the dead sites and after a few leaps it times out (at the Seattle Qwest server usually). I haven't contacted Qwest yet, but I am thinking about it.

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It sounds like, somehow, an antivirus or firewall app is blocking access to those sites. I'd check there, first. Then, if no help, you may have to simply uninstall and reinstall the modem. If you have your manual, reset the modem and follow the steps to install it as if you just bought it. If the modem has a battery, remove it to completely re-set the unit. http://support.actiontec.com/doc_files/GT701R_QW05.5_User_Manual_3.60.3.0.7.6.pdf

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SOURCE: Actiontec gt701

Did you Unplug the Modem from Your Electrical Outlet, AND Unplug the Telephone Line coming in too, for 5 minutes?? Give "it" a chance to Completely Re-set/Reboot..I have a GT701 DSL Modem, that's what I did, and it worked fine. "IF" that doesn't work I would go to "Support" at either Action-Tech or Your DSL/IP Provider. Hope this Helps you.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Many websites are not loading. MSN, Microsoft, etc.

There are a few ways to get this going again.

Goto your control panel;network places;show network connections

Right click your connection, disable it, unplug the power cord from the modem itself for 10 seconds, click the reset button on it, plug it back in, enable the connection, repair.

You can also go into your command prompt.
start;programs;accessories,command prompt

type:
ipconfig

You should see 3 sets of numbers- IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. If all the numbers are zero, that's a problem!

type this next, remember to have a space before the forward slash:
ipconfig /release_all

after that

ipconfig /renew

Try connecting and let me know what happens

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Qwest Actiontec modem that has worked

If the DSL light is blinking it means that there is no DSL carrier signal to your modem. Check the phone line and make sure you have no open lines and filters are on all the devices hooked up to your phone system except your modem. You can check for an open line by hooking up a phone to the phone line going into your modem and listen for a dial tone.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a dsl modem and an actiontec gt701-wg gateway

Yes this is a normal method to setup a wireless network.
To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps :-
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: do they have any upgrades

here's the page, check the firmware in your router and see if it's older than these
http://www.actiontec.com/support/product_details.php?pid=71

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