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Posted by: bcluvr from: ID on
When my modem died I started researching what was out there that would work for hard wire and wireless. I found this product and know that Actiontec is a good product since that is what my company i work for uses mostly. WOW so easy to set up and way cheaper than what my internet provided wanted. Heads up though as the sales people at best buy will tell you that this product will not work with Century Link(even though right on the outside of the box it says it will) and that you have to only use Century Link products. I had no issues connecting. It was fast and easy to setup and was done in about 15 minutes and this product walks you through how to set up the security too so that you have a secure connections. Highly recommend and YES it DOES work with Century Link
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Super fast and easy to install!
Posted by: techyguy from: Morgan Hill on
I am a fairly technical guy after being my own tech support for many years. However, the last router I purchased (not Actiontec) was extremely difficult to install. I also found out that I could not reach the speeds offered by my internet provider because my router was the lowest common denominator...thereby limiting the speed.
The "Wireless N" DSL modem that I purchased last week was simple to install and has increased my DSL speed beyond my expectations. I rarely write reviews...this one was a "no brainier".
I would not consider any other brand of modem.
Life is Good!
23 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Excellent Product !
Posted by: GeekyGadgetGuy from: San Jose, CA on
I've had the gt784 from Actiontec up and running in my home for several months. First off, the installation was extremely easy. The product has a built in program that automatically connects you to your service provider (in my case AT&T). WiFi is very fast, even with over a dozen active devices (laptops, iphones, ipads, ipods, wifi cams, etc.).
What really impresses me is that this product is great for novice users and experts alike. for the novice, it basically does all the hard work for you. for the expert, you have tons of features and flexibility at your fingertips! I'm also extremely pleased with the performance of the connection to my service provider. The actual data speed I'm getting is better than the unit previously supplied by my isp.
18 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Solid performer. Easy set-up
Posted by: MnMacBob from: St. Paul, MN on
This is my second purchase of this particular modem/router. Neither has ever given me any problems. This newer model was especially easy to configure. You'll need your username and password from your DSL provider (Centurylink in my case), so get that and you'll have it working in less than 10 minutes.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Excellent Replacement for an AT&T 2Wire Gateway
Posted by: brownluck from: Springfield, MO on
I purchased this to replace my 3 year old AT&T 2Wire DSL Gateway, which abruptly died.
I had this out of the box and surfing the Internet in 5 minutes easy.
User interface is pretty straightforward and much easier to understand than other modems that I've encountered in the past.
One word of caution: Make sure you know your AT&T username and password credentials for initial setup. Luckily, the username is listed on your AT&T DSL bill. It should end with "@att.net".
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great Modem / Router and works perfect!
Posted by: Dewitt from: on
I purchased this Modem / Router for my daughter to replace her existing unit because she kept dropping her internet connection and she was only getting about 1/2 of her advertised speed. The new Actiontec Modem / Router was a breeze to connect, configure and activate. I never even had to call CenturyLink to activate it. As soon as we had it up and running, her internet speed doubled and is faster than I ever expected. It has been a month and there is not been a single internet connection issue and she can also now stream Netflix videos to her television with no issues. The biggest surprise was how simple it was to install and activate. It comes with its own setup wizard and all you have to do is let it walk you through the painless process. All I had to do was enter her username and password and that was it. I highly recommend this product to anyone that needs a stable, robust, and reliable ADSL Modem / Router.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
easy to set up
Posted by: SillyString from: NY on
I helped my parents install this new DSL modem. It was easy to set up. it detected their service provider and connected with no problems. They tell me the wireless signal appears stronger than their old modem, which they got from their internet service.
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Beat my expectations
Posted by: from: San Jose on
I am scared when it comes to computers, routers, smart phones, etc...they are intimidating.
I purchased the Actiontec Wireless N router because a friend of mine told me it was simple to set up. Believe it or not...I installed it no problem!
My other router did not distribute my DSL signal well throughout my home...whatever is in this box works much better!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
It just works!
Posted by: Broncs from: Colorado Springs on
I bought this to replace my old, slow router. This has two antennas on the back, so it has good range. I have no problems connecting with wi-fi 2 floors above. I researched other routers and decided against internal antennas as they seemed to lose range.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Good Router at a Great Price
Posted by: NetGeek from: Denver, CO on
I bought this as a replacement for an aging ActionTec DSL Wireless G router. The old router had been rock solid for years, but was showing signs of age. I wanted another integrated router with Wireless N. I wanted Wireless N because I use my 360 as a Media Extender and HD video requires a stable connection and good speed.
My first attempt was a Netgear DGND3300. I found it had short range and the internet connection was not as stable as my old router. That had to go! I went back to ActionTec because my old router was so stable. It was the right decision!
Had I not already got through the DSL setup PITA with Qwest on the previous router, I would have had some issue because some of the defaults (VCI should =32) are not right for Qwest and they are buried deeply in the setup.
I've owned a lot of wireless routers and I can't say this is the best, but it is a very close second. I will say it's the best DSL/Wireless router I owned.
Couple of things to be aware of. 1) No static DHCP IP Address assignments. I have a couple of AV media servers that it would be very nice have keep the same IP. Oh well. Hoping for a firmware update with this! 2) This is only 2.4Ghz Wireless-N, which is the most common, but 5.0Ghz would be nice to have. 3) This is not a gigabit switch. I bought a $25 gigabit switch to compliment it and thing are good! 4) This router will not accept a SSID with an underscore! I had to go around and re-setup all my devices!
In short, great range, speed, and stability (both wireless and DSL), but lacking a few nice to have features. I would probably given it 5 stars if it would have had the DHCP static IP assignment and the no SSID bug. All of these should be addressable with firmware updates.