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GT704-WG with Verizon firmware

I instructed my father to purchase an Actiontec GT704-WG from Verizon. One of the main reasons I chose this router is because it supports port forwarding. I want to be able to Remote Admin into him PC to provide tech support for him. Verizon has put their own firmware on it which removed port forwarding among other feartues. Actiontec's website says not to update/replace the Verizon firmware with their's. Has anyone tried this to see if it will work or not? Does anyone know any other way to around this problem?

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I'm pretty network literate but I flash my box with the latest and greatest firmware and It blew out my verizon setting and I really have no clue how to set it up so I can reconnect... The internet on the front of the gateway no longer comes on... I screwed my self why couldn't I have left things alone...

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Re: GT704-WG with Verizon firmware

You should be fine using the new actiontec firmware just setup your dsl via advanced setup to "Obtain an IP Address through DHCP" and you should be good to go. I have done this with my modem.

actiontec firmware:

verizon firmware just in case:

there you go!

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

Re: 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

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Re: GT704-WG with Verizon firmware

For those with the Verizon version of the firmware wanting to setup a Slingbox... You can go to the Security tab and then go to the Games tab and setup the 5001 port from there. It works.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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I have an GT704-WG Rev B; Firmware= 30.17.0 which is connected to my (Macintosh) iMac running OS 10.6.7. Until about 6 months ago my older laptop (Mac, iBook, PowerPC purchased in 2001) was able to use...

Turn the Verizon router off.
Turn the ActionTec router off.
Turn the Verizon router on, and wait until its pattern of lights settles-down to a steady pattern, i.e., fully rebooted.
Turn the ActionTec router on.
Turn the ActionTec router on, and wait until its pattern of lights settles-down to a steady pattern, i.e., fully rebooted.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect from one of the LAN ports on the ActionTec router to the network port on your iMac.
You should now have Internet access.

The next step is to start Safari on the Mac, and connect to the web-server "inside" the ActionTec router, e.g., try and and

Login to the router, and run the Wireless Networking Setup Wizard, to configure the wireless adapter:
* SSID -- the name of your network
* encryption-level, e.g., use 'WPA' or 'WPA2'
* password for your SSID

Once you've done this, any of your wireless devices should be able to connect to that SSID, and gain Internet access.

Mar 28, 2011 | Actiontec (GT704WG) Router

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I wish to use another PC with my GT704WG but don't know the poass word

IF your are looking for the wireless password then access the router page and go to the wireless settings and get the password

Need more assistance try the link below

Try this link for the manual

Nov 10, 2009 | Actiontec (GT704WG) Router

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How to find old security key in case GT704-WG?

You simply access the router's setup page by going to Internet Explorer and type it will prompt your for password, try admin by default. You can change the security key under the wireless tab and look for wireless security

Jun 20, 2009 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

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Changing Wireless Channel on GT704-WG


Log into your Router, navigate to the Wireless Setup page, and under Wireless Settings, you can enter the SSID and channel to broadcast.

The full manual can be located at the link below.

Mar 05, 2009 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

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Verizon DSL, keep losing signal, 2 different routers, same issue

try upgrading your verizonservase to the power pake one they might have a better router for you wich is the 29.95 on for high speed internet servas

Jan 04, 2009 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

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How to Configure Router

you can download the user manual from here as to post the full set up would take a while, if you do not have the drivers then click on the second link to download it has there is a set up wizard you can use.

Jun 30, 2007 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

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