Question about Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router (gs583ad3-01)
Ok so i have verizon dsl (which sucks alot, horrbile internet don't recomend it) and i play xbox live using this connection alot and it is usually at an ok pace but some of the time it starts looping and i get droped down to a red connection or a really slow internet speed, so i was researching online how to possibly fix this and came across a few people talking about firmware so i looked into and just seemed like an update to the router so i went to the actiontec site(my router is an actiontec GT704-WG)clicked on the firmware download for the router and downloaded the file then downlosded that to the router on the router connection page where you type 192.168.1.1 to get too. Then at the end of the firmware download it opened up a page saying you have sucessfully downloaded your new firmware you may now shut your router off anf turn it back on, and so i do as the message says and i watch as the three light spots light up one by one, but i notice a change the second light on the router lighted up really quickly(the DSL light) and then the first one stopped lighting up after which is the power light, and it doesnt usually light in that order so i was confused and i waited for the third light (the internet light) to come on and wait and i wait but no good it doesnt come on so, i think to myself why not unplug it for 30 seconds or wahtever and plug it back in well no good it shows the same results and so i try to acess te router via the internet the 192.168.1.1 thing and it ofcourse cant connect and im really annoyed and i cant get it working need some help please
P.S. sorry for the long story
I had the EXACT same thing happen.
And I will NEVER deal with Actiontec again.
When I contacted them they told me it was the wrong firmware, EVEN THOUGH it matched every specification on the site.
The only way to fix it takes hours of work and you need to basically be a computer genius.
All that router is good for now is a Hub.
you can plug things into the ethernet ports to carry data around a network, but it will never properly work as a gateway.
I am also incapable of accessing the menus for it too, and cannot figure out the password to access the wireless.
Sad story, but Actiontec screwed you over like countless others who wanted to update their firmware.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GT704-WG with Verizon firmware
I just flashed my verizon modem FT704-WG with the actiontec update upgrade301060gt704wg.img. I then selected "Obtain an IP Address through DHCP" and bam away we go... working better than verizons version.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
electronics like these usually have a reset button behind them, try it. If not, it could be a problem of age, since staying on 24/7 for years really wears electronics out.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
You MUST re-set up the Router again, login with a browser, this time copy paste WEP/WAP code into a notepad document. for use on client (Wii) now after setting up the router, check the SSID, the NAME of the WiFi Connection. Save this in router. Then on the Wii, use that written down key, to put the key into the box, this will allow access.
Get your manual from link above, that will help you set it up.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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Posted on Sep 16, 2011
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