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We have actiontec verizon router/modem GT704WG. We have to reboot our computer and router multiple times a day to get the internet to work. It will be working, then all of the sudden it just stops, and we can't bring up the internet. We have 2 computers hooked up a Mac and a pc. and when the internet goes down, it gose down on both. It always works after I reboot it..sometimes I have to reboot a couple times to get it to work. I have called verizon, a million times, they even had someone come out...they are retarded, and don't know how to fix the problem. Do I just need to get a new router?

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I have had this same problem with Qwest using a new iMac and MacBook on the Actiontec modem. Qwest did two things: first we reset the modem which was fairly simple and took only about 5 minutes. However, this fix lasts only a few weeks and it comes back. I have just ordered a new modem since there seems to be a problem with the Actiontec device with the newer high speed internet.
I'd try the reset before doing anything else. Good luck.

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