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153 reviews | 4.1 out of 5
I had to buy this and use site-to-store since none of my local Walmarts carry any DSL modems. This was the cheapest I could find (Best Buy was the only other store to carry anything like this) and it works perfectly with my new AT&T service. Easy set-up (with clear instructions). NOTE: This package does not include the phone filters which must be purchased separately ONLY if you have local phone service- which we don't so we didn't need to make the additional purchases of the filters.
Ordered on Monday and received it on Thursday. It replaced my Motorola 2210. Got tired of cycling power to restore repeating, dropped connections, and since it is now out of warranty I did not want to wait until it failed. This unit worked flawlessly out of the box with my AT&T DSL. Followed the Quick Start Guide, selected the Auto Configure Your Modem option, followed the on-screen instructions and I was surfing the Internet in less than 10 minutes. No IP address conflict with my Linksys router either. And it runs much cooler than the 2210. Comes with phone cable, Ethernet cable and power adapter. The dimensions listed must be for the box it comes in. The unit only measures 5”x3.5”x1.25”. Best little DSL modem out there, and cheaper than the 2210. If I have any problems now I’ll be pretty certain that it is AT&T and not the modem.
I'm currently using this for my AT&T DSL with no phone line. It works great and was very easy to set up. Also, this is much cheaper than what AT&T charges for their modems.
The only issue I noticed was from AT&T. They really try to push their modems and discourage use of other modems. I called them because they hadn't turned on the DSL for my new apartment. I had to call 3 times because the first 2 representatives kept on saying "we don't troubleshoot 3rd party modems" even though I kept explaining that the issue had nothing to do with the modem. The third guy finally got it connected for me and I was up and running.
I've been using this for approx a month now and it works great.
The product Actiontec Gateway modem was one of the best products that I have purchased from Wal-Mart. The service center has a 24\7 service tec to help you through it all. The service and the product both go hand in hand and was totally awsome! I would definitely buy this product all over again
I currently have Century Link DSL service, and purchased this to replace the clunky (slow) modem that was provided with my service. I was very nervous about how hard it would be to install this device.
Wow! It took me less than 10 minutes! Very easy instructions. The only glitch was picking which Century Link (Actiontec has it listed as Century Tel) service I had. There were 2 choices for Century Tel so I had 50/50 odds of getting it right. The second one worked like a charm.
Modem is hooked into my wireless router and running GREAT!
If you are using more than one computer you need a hub. If you want a wireless system, you can buy this unit and a "wireless router" that doesn't have a built in modem. Wireless routers usually provide four (3) physical connections to four wired computers.
my cable company was going to charge me "rental" of $10 per month to utilize their modem. My modem will pay for itself in five short months and I will have worry free internet until the unit wears out...
My only problem was not having the info from my ISP for their protocol. Actiontec assisted me in the program (simple) and was running in 10-15 minutes. Matches 660 from Embarq and Century Link to a Tee. Other than that, my routher (wire & wireless) work great. Didn't have to do anything to it. System not slowing down or dopping out.
Anyone who has problems with AT&T DSL dropping connection should get this modem. I've been with AT&T DSL for the last 3 years and using the Motorola 2210 modem. It been dropping connection intermittently once every 30-45 minutes within the last year and at that time the only modem carried in the Walmart store was the Motorola so I tried another Motorola 3360. That one also drop connection intermittently everyday at the same intervals every 30-45 minutes.
Then I found this Actiontech GT701D on Walmart online and ordered it. It shipped to a local Walmart within 3 days. It works perfectly with the AT&T DSL no more connection dropping. Set up was easy. I connected this modem with the linksys wireless router. Set up this modem in bridge mode. Work smoothly ever since.
The only thing I hope is that this modem still work after that new internet protocol IPV6 protocol suppose to be roll out in June 2010. Otherwise I think the manufacturer may come out with the firmware update for this modem.
I had to replace my Motorola 2210 from AT&T because I had to power cycle it every couple of days. My wife works from home so I wanted to replace it before it failed. I ordered this on a Monday and received it on Wednesday, at a cost of $.97. I used the Quick Start Guide and had an Internet connection within 20 minutes.
I have to return this item as it is not compatible with the FAST DSL CenturyLink service.
The best technology products are the ones that you don't have to think about. They are just there unobtrusively doing what are designed to do. The Actiontec GT701D is such a product. I bought it as a replacement for a Westell modem I received from Verizon when I signed up for DSL service several years ago. Setup was straight forward following the instructions in the quick start guide. I later reconfigured it as a gateway to be used with a wireless router. To do that I reset the modem to its original factory settings and used the same browser-based start-up process as before. The Actiontec worked as expected as a modem and as a gateway.
I was leasing the original from the phone company, it got so it went out several times a day while
on the computer. Called Century Link and couldn't get them to commit to sending a new one, the
Century Link agent actually told me he had "refreshed" it while talking to me, I guess we are to believe that Century Link's customer service people have a "refresh" button that makes the DSL
modem all better, it didn't work, of course, so they lost a valuable customer, me. After comparing
products and prices I ordered the new Modem from WalMart, thanks for the great price. We've had
this new modem almost a month, it's doesn't take up the space that the old one did and it works
great, I forgot how fast the DSL was suppose to be. I still work and need my computer for business.
Modem setup was effortless on my AT&T account. Very nice feature set, like hardware firewall, parental controls for websites and times for web surfing. I like it!
Nice modem. Does not get hot as the Motorola/AT&T modem does. Doesn't need an external fan blowing on it to keep it going. Has not dropped off in almost 3 weeks that I've had it. I would highly recommend this unit over the Motorola. Read a lot of bad reviews about the Motorola including dead out of the box. Fairly easy to setup, no thanks to AT&T. Actiontec support was 'fantastic'. Just took a few minutes longer than I thought it would. It was worth every minute. The past 3 AT&T modems were constantly dropping off from day one until they just up and quit.
I HAVE HAD THIS MODEM FOR ABOUT A WEEK NOW. I HAD NO PROBLEN SETTING IT UP AND NO PROBLEM WITH THE CONNECTION. IF YOU ONLY NEED 1 ETHERNET PORT AND YOU HAVE ONLY ONE PC, THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT.
I have an older friend who's 81 yrs old. Her AT&T modem over a year old died. AT&T wanted over $100 to replace it. I went online and found it at Walmart. I found this one for $43.00, plus .99 cents to ship to my home. (7 to 10 days). It got here in two days, and I had it up and running for her in under an hour.
We bought this product use with our Apple hardware and AT&T service. We have been extremely satisfied. Found best results for setup using their included wizard.
If you have Century Link this saves you a lot of money and a very easy set.
Actiontec's modem is less expensive than purchasing a new modem from AT&T. It has good reviews and I saw other comments that it would work with AT&T's DSL service. Set up was easy once I called AT&T for my password. It works great and runs much cooler than the Motorola 2210 that AT&T insists on using. My internet continued to drop out for a while after I bought this modem but it turns out there was actually a problem with my line where it connects to the pole outside. Despite my internet problems not being not being related to my previous modem, I'm keeping the Actiontec modem because I believe it's far superior to the 2210. It does say on the box that it will not work with broadband internet from Cable Operators so you may want to keep that in mind.