I have the Actiontec WI424WR wireless router from Verizon. I can get online just fine when it is wired, but the wirless does not work. I went into the routers page, turned it on , but everytime I turn it on(via the routers page) it goes back to the off position. Even when I have it actually turned on, the switch on my Toshiba Satellite A135-S7404 (which runs windows vista basic-ew)
I contacted verizon and they tell me I would have to buy a new one , this I do not understand, it never worked , it's a faulty router. I have never used wireless, so I wanted to try it out.
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unfortunately, no. You would be better off Ebaying the actiontec and getting a dedicated router- the reason is that the only uplink on the actiontec is the dsl port- not ethernet. Theoretically you could mod the firmware to make the wireless an access point only- but it would still have the achilles heel of needing an uplink.
Are you on Consumer Verizon DSL? Fair warning if you are using Business Static- the Actiontec is a poor choice due to issues working on a static IP circuit. - I'd use a 6110 and a third party router! However, by default, the only thing you would need to do to setup the modem is go through the activation page when you plug the modem in. If you require an user name and password, it would set that up. Bar any problems, you can contact Verizon technical support since the Actiontec Gateway is fully supported.
After my second call to Actiontec ended with the help desh hanging up on me, Actiontec did respond to an emailed plea for help and prompty provided a complex script which they labeled confidential to address this problem. The bottom line seems to be Verizon either installed hardware that is incompatable with an Exchange server or they did not configure the insallation correctly. In so many words, Actiontec feels it is a Verizon problem. I wish me luck in getting to the right place to deal with that, even though I am a Verizon stockholder.
One known solution to many of the Actiontec WI424WR Problems is to upgrade the firmware using the Routers Web Interface to download and install , there is also a glitch you may encounter while upgrading , the screen may appear to freeze during the process but to udate the screen you just have to refresh the page,
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.