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Use a Qwest Actiontec GT701-WG router with a different ISP?

Can I use an Actiontec GT701-WG wireless router I got from Qwest with a different ISP?

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Yes, if the other isp is also providing dsl services, but you will have to configure the device the other isp will not help you with that.

but its really not that difficult.

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Do they have any upgrades for a actiontec gt701 wg modems


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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Trying to change from actiontec gt701 to actiontec gt701-wg. after new modem is hooked up, internet light stays red. switched by to old modem and all is fine. anyone know why internet light stayed red?


The reason why your internet light is red for the actiontec gt701-wg is because it is not yet configure. You need to access the gui of this router. enter the username and password for your internet connection. You can contact your ISP provider so they can walk you through for the steps on how to configure your new router.

The old router has green light because it was already configured by your ISP provider.

Apr 08, 2010 | Actiontec GT701WG Router (actiongt701wg)

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I have an actiontec gt701-wg the power light stays orange all the time, and will not power cycle. anyone know of a way to fix this? it kind of sucks nothing really was wrong with the modem until this...


Try a factory reset - make sure you know your ISP login details and settings - the username and password should have been sent to you by the ISP - and all the router settings should be available on their website Reset Switch Modem’s factory default settings, depress and hold the Reset Switch for approximately 10 seconds. The reset process will start about 10 seconds after releasing the Reset Switch, or until the Power light glows amber. Otherwise, I have seen a couple of these units do that - and the only solution was to purchase a new one.

Mar 19, 2010 | Actiontec (GT701WG) Wireless Router

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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.

Oct 31, 2009 | Actiontec (GT701) Modem

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Red internet light stays on


the following link provides some very streightforward advise;
http://www.qwest.com/internethelp/modems/gt701/pdf/13566_GT701_ServiceStatus_031906msl.pdf

check the following in order
1 check that all of the cables are securely plugged in, if you find any loose plug them back in, you may need to powercycle the router afterwards though if the router is subsquently plugged into another unit down the chain power off both units turn them back on turning on the actiontec last.

2 if your ISP requires logon details to be included in your router, double check by viewing your router settings renter them if you are unsure.

3 lastly, have you paid your ISP bill?

Nov 05, 2008 | Actiontec GT701WG Router (actiongt701wg)

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Actiontec GT701-WG won't operate wirelessly


In looking on the internet the unit is a DSL gateway. Trying to use it on cable internet is not a real good way to set up your network because I believe the router is waiting for a DSL sync before the services turn on. I would spend the money and pick up a Linksys or Netgear G router, there around $50.

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Actiontec gt701-wg Installation


You can use USB instead of Ethernet port but its not a common practise. Leave it empty then.

Dec 03, 2007 | Actiontec GT701WG Router (actiongt701wg)

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How to connect to Actiontec GT 701-WG


choose add new connection and choose wireless and follow the direction

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