20 Most Recent Actiontec (GT704WG) Router Questions & Answers


Actiontec coax light won't come on

bad coax cable or bad modem. try replacing the coax cable first.
8/13/2014 4:01:29 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Aug 13, 2014

My kobo reader is asking for a password to log into the Wi Fi network re actiontec965. Where do i find this password

many times the default security key will be on a sticker on the router, it might say "wep key" or "wpa2 key" and it will be 10 or 16 characters long. if you don't find it or it doesn't work then you can do a factory reset on the router (hold reset button down for 12 seconds on the back of the router) and then log into the router settings by typing into your web browser to get to the router log in page and you can find the wireless security key in there.
8/13/2014 3:28:57 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Aug 13, 2014

Ip address actionteck gt784

default ip for all actiontec routers is normally
8/13/2014 3:26:29 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Aug 13, 2014

I want to add a printer to the actiontec router -

not possible. You want to add printer to router.
You can rather set up a computer as a server for printer.
7/20/2013 9:49:16 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Jul 20, 2013

GT704WG wont pass internet connection

need to configure the router again with PPPOE settings on the router.
12/21/2012 7:08:44 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Dec 21, 2012

I'm trying to turn on

According to the generic version of the manual for your router (Because you did not say which broadband ISP you were using) the DHCP server is on by default in the router, so unless you turned it off it should be on and trying ti pass out IP addresses

My Xbox360 sometimes has problems dropping its connection because I use Wi-Fi. If you can use a wired connection that would be much better.

If you did change the DHCP server settings and turned it off, you will have to setup the Xbox by manually assigning an IP address, Subnet mask (usually and the default gateway (Also displayed as GW).

The only other setting you would need to add to the Xbox360 is the DNS server but you should set that to the same IP address you used for the default gateway.

Hope that helps.
5/20/2011 4:59:44 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on May 20, 2011

I have an GT704-WG Rev

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.
3/28/2011 9:04:25 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Mar 28, 2011

I can not access my

OK let me clear port forwarding for you, your router normaly has a firewall (to block of any requests from the internet to exploit any services trough any ports) so if you want access to a resource on the LAN side (side of the router where all the devices and computers are pluged) from the WAN side (side where the ISP's modem is connected for internet) you have to open a port or multiple ports to a specific device IP address (according to device manual).

for exemple:
assuming that the camera has an IP of and it uses port 7777 for resources, in the port forwarding section of the router you ave to open port 7777 and direct it to (save settings and VOILA)

1/4/2011 5:12:46 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Jan 04, 2011

What is my router username amd password?

Unless the password has been changed from its default settings it is:
username: admin
password: password

If that doesn't work you will have to reset the router back to defaults. Instructions on that can be located here:
12/11/2010 5:43:19 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Dec 11, 2010

Found actiontec with nothing using mac need help

Use this link:


There you will find everything you need.
10/7/2010 1:20:55 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Oct 07, 2010

I just opened the NAT

PS3 and Xbox ( NON BELKIN)

You Will Have to Disable the Firewall In Your modem / Router

And IF it is a router then Open The Ports

• TCP 80
• UDP 88
• UDP 3074
• TCP 3074
• UDP 53
• TCP 53

And also make sure that UPnP is Enabled
9/30/2010 11:51:10 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Sep 30, 2010

Trying to connect PSP but

1. you will wan to go into the router ( use )
2. select "advance setup" link
3.Select "Application Category:"then click the drop down arrow and select t game consoles"\ then select PSP 3 your game console
4. click "view rule to the right and note.
5. click "add" then "apply"
6. Instruction set is in the router .
7. check you connection with you ISP / you may have lost the ip
8. if so this may be a server issue or firmware issue with your router manufacture if if times out consistently

8/11/2010 5:16:18 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Aug 11, 2010

Trying to wire 2nd computer to internet router & 1st computer...

OK, well first do this go START>>RUN>>services.msc (enter) This will bring up the services window, scroll down to DHCP, and set to OFF & Disable, then also go to wireless zero configuration, and do the same , then reboot. Do this on BOTH PC's. Now BOTH PC's MUST have an Individual Name, Also MUST have a Login Name & Password, Also MUST be part of same Workgroup. Now in the Router DHCP MUST be set to ON. Now that's about it. The Router, hands out the address to the PC's, To connect, it most likely now will simply connect, but if it doesn't simply run the connect to internet Wizard, chose connect via a Gateway, which is the Router/Modem unit. It works like this, The PC your using, broadcasts out that it is here, then the PC talks backwards and forwards to the router, and the router says, here is your address, your PC, says. great, now, I want www.bla bla bla, address, and the Router, then sends out a request on the internet for that address, it obtains that address if valid, and then routes it to your PC. So, if it's NOT working it is a simple matter to troubleshoot.
Now if you have screwed up you IP Stack, Winsock, then I also include a XP program that will reset all that back to how it first was, and should be. It is called WinsockXP. DO NOT just run it unless you are sure you need to, and all else has failed, as it will reset everything back to default. So if that's what you want to do, then fine.

Now you connect the router/modem to the net, the Ethernet cable into say 1 & 2 Ethernet sockets, connect to the internet from each one. Also always get at least two browsers of differing sorts, say, Firefox, IE, and Chrome, is a good choice, as if it will not work with some, it may with another browser.
5/16/2010 9:13:25 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on May 16, 2010

Connectivity to the Internet

easy solution for it is that u should format ur pc
and install orignal antivirus to prevent this type of problem in future and its true that it is not router problem so far ....
4/17/2010 12:53:10 PM • Actiontec... • Answered on Apr 17, 2010

Says connecting but never does

You must access the routers settings through your browser and enter your ISP's username and password before you wil connect to the net.
Refer to your router manual for these instructions or use another PC and download off the internet.
3/5/2010 1:39:23 AM • Actiontec... • Answered on Mar 05, 2010
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