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Actiontec gt701-wg Installation

I have a actiontec gt701-wg with Qwest DSL, I see a phone jack, the power port, usb port, and the ethernet port. Do all of these connections need to be used. Or should i plug in from the wall the phone jack with the green phone line and then connect the ethernet port to the computer. what is dont understand is what is the usb port for ...............

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Re: actiontec gt701-wg Installation

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

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