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Actiontec wireless router

My wireless router power starts flickering when I turn it on but I dont get any green lights from it. the computer to which I have the ethernet cable conencted says network cable is unplugged and on wireless it shows no network.
If I connect the cable directly into my computer, bypassing the router, it works well but then I cant use my wireless computers

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Re: Actiontec wireless router

This is a Wireless Gateway not a router. Although the Actiontec website says that it uses NAT firewall like a router would.

If you do not get any green lights this usually means the wireless gateway is broken. Try plugging it into power but not the modem. Wait a few seconds. Are there any green lights?

If so, then the gateway is not configured correctly to work with your modem. You may have a smart modem. Call your ISP, for help.

If not, then it is probably a bad gateway. You can try to connect to the configuration web page that comes with the gateway. OR Power on the unit while holding down the Reset button for a minute. This will reset it to factory defaults.


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Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
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