Actiontec GT784WN TDS Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

There is no better technical help than having the manual of any given product. Fortunately, we are presenting router guide for Actiontec GT784WN TDS router. If you need help on topics like web panel access for management, router hard reset, parental control settings, band width allocation, changing your router IP or password from default, port forwarding, then reading this guide is a must.

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General Information
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Verify Computer Settings
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Router Installation
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Configuring Your Router
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Configuring Your Computer
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Configuring Your Email
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General Information
Router Kit Components
Your router kit should include the following:
Actiontec GT784WN modem/router
Power cord
Ethernet cable
Phone cord
DSL filters
Note: In order to connect the router to your computer, your computer must have an Ethernet Network
Interface (NIC) installed.
Powercycling
If you’re experiencing trouble getting an Internet connection, complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the Actiontec GT784WN router.
2. Shut down your computer.
3. Wait 60 seconds.
4. Turn on the Actiontec GT784WN router.
5. Wait 1–3 minutes for all lights to stop flashing on the router.
6. Turn on your computer.
7. If your problem is not resolved, please contact our Technical Support team.
Verify Computer Settings
To communicate with your router, your computer must first be set up to receive a DHCP address
from the router.
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To verify connection configurations:
Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
1. Select the
Start Circle
, then in the
Start Search
field, type “ncpa.cpl”.
2. Right-click
Local Area Connection
and click
Properties
.
3. Highlight (do not uncheck)
Internet Protocol TCP/IP Version 4
.
4. From the dropdown list, select
Properties
.
5. Make sure to
Obtain IP Address Automatically
and
Obtain DNS Server Addresses Automatically
are
selected, and then click
OK
.
6. Click
Close
.
Windows XP:
1. Select
Start
, then
Run
.
2. Type “ncpa.cpl” in the
Run
box.
3. Right-click
Local Area Connection
, then select
Properties
.
4. Highlight (do
not
uncheck) I
nternet Protocol TCP/IP
.
5. Select
Properties
.
6. Make certain
Obtain IP Address Automatically
and
Obtain DNS Server Addresses Automatically
are selected, and then click
OK
.
7. Click
Close
.
Mac OS X:
1. Select the
Apple
menu, then select
System Preferences
.
2. Select
Network
.
3. On the
Show
dropdown box, select
Built-In Ethernet
.
4. On the
TCP/IP
tab, make sure the
Configure IPv4
dropdown menu is set to
Using DHCP
.
5. Click
Close
.
6. When asked if you want to apply configuration changes, select
Apply
.
Mac OS 8/9:
1. Select the
Apple
menu, then select
Control Panels
, and select
TCP/IP
.
2. On the
Connect via
dropdown menu, select
Ethernet
.
3. On the
Configure
dropdown menu, select
Using DHCP Server
.
4. Click
Close
.
5. When asked if you want to save changes to the configuration, select
Save
.
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Router Installation
The router needs proper ventilation to function. Be sure to set up your router in a ventilated area and
away from any heat sources.
To wire a single computer:
1. Plug the power cord into the power port on the back of the router.
2. Plug the other end of the power cord into a power outlet.
3. Plug one end of the supplied phone cord into the grey phone port the back of the router.
4. Plug the other end of the phone cord directly into the phone jack in the wall.
5. Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) in your computer.
6. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into any yellow Ethernet port on the back of the Actiontec router.
7. The following lights should be lit on the router:
Power light on solid green
DSL light on solid green (may flash somewhat)
Internet light on solid green (may flash somewhat)
Ethernet light on solid green (may flash somewhat)
Configuring Your Router
To configure your router, you will need your Customer Information Sheet with your Static IP Address settings. If
you do not have this, please contact our Technical Support team before going any further.
To configure your router:
1. Open an Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.). In the address field enter “192.168.0.1”
and press
Enter
.
2. On the Main Menu, click the
Advanced Setup
icon at the top of the page.
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3. Click the
WAN IP Address
link to begin.
4. Click the
RFS 1483 via Static IP
radial button under Select the ISP protocol below.
5. Enter
WAN IP
,
Subnet Mask
and
WAN Default Gateway IP
addresses in section 3. This information can be
found on your Customer Information Sheet.
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