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?
Posted by dokline on
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
default admin password
Posted by rln6 on
Posted on Feb 24, 2012
I keep getting an error after setting up a new port forwarding rule. Keeps giving me "virtual server add error". Am I entering an invalid port number or something?
Posted by rvnnthesnw on
I had this error. There was an old rule for an old device that was no loonger connected. If a device that has a rule is not connected, no information will show up telling you there is a rule. But it already exists and is hidden. The rule will only show up when the device is connected. But the rule is active wether or not the device is connected.
The only .I found to fix this is to reset the router to defualt settings, this will remove the old device and it's tules from memotry.
Posted on Feb 26, 2014
A friend gave me this router cause he never used it. I seem to need a username and password to set it up. It looks as if the username might be "newdsl". Don't know the password. I've tried resetting it to factory defaults but it still needs a username and password. I found an online manual for the same model # but it doesn't operate the way the manual says. Do I need a specific firmware version or something?
Posted by Keith... on
it's unusual for a default password to be used bur tr typing 'password' as the password
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
I recently moved to Georgia i was with verizon in Delaware, and i had problems with my Modem, i was connected of all places INDIA and the fool changed my pass word for my modem. How do i reset my modem so that i can use my wireless modem with my new service which is Comcast. Note: it recognizes the signal but will not allow me to connect , say's its secure and its my modem... How do i reset the modem. Thanks for your Help Joe
Posted by HawaiianEy... on
Somewhere on the case there should be a tiny little hole with reset labelled on it and if you stick a bent paper clip in it and hold it for about 30 seconds it should reset the whole thing to factory defaults.
Posted on Aug 18, 2007
trying to connect my router to Centurylink, I have a solid DSL light and my connection status shows a speed. PPP connection is stuck on connecting. I am trying to determine whether this is due to my router settings and what I need to change them to.
Posted by jacobmacfa... on
You need to verify your connection type w/ Centurylink- they may run on DHCP which is a different connection protocol than PPPoE. If you have a static IP address, fair warning: the Verizon Actiontec is historically tetchy on static and NOT to be used as a primary modem/router- it will lose settings.
I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/susan_42b401e0b1603d8a
Posted on Oct 09, 2010
I have the GT704WG and I was on the internet one night, then all of a sudden the power light turned orange and the wireless light went out, but the DSL and Internet lights remained on. So after a while I turned it off, the next day when I turned it back on, the power light stays red, with No DSL light, The Internet light is Green, the Ethernet lights blink every 10 secs, but theres no Wireless Light.
Posted by wight_tee on
Check cable connections.
Try unplugging router from power for five minutes.
If that does not work call Internet Service provider to check if there is a problem with their server.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Can you please assist me to install an Actiontec wireless router/modem?
Posted by Zonell... on
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem
Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.
if this still didnot work, maybe you need to upgrade the firmware of your router
Posted on May 01, 2008
i have no installation disk how can i hook it up without it?
Posted by jean jean on
You need to input your AT&T user name and password in the router's setup page and set the modem to PPoPE.
Here is the user manual: DSL setup is on page 26
Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
I was given a Actiontec GT 704-WG dsl modem/router. It came from a Verizon customer. I want to use it for my Frontier dsl service. Where can I find specific instructions for how to make it work?
Posted by wjcole4 on
You will have to contact Frontier and give them the Mac address of the equipment and they will tell you if it will work or not ( and they will also need to put it in their system)
Posted on May 28, 2009
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