|The following information
should get you up and running with Montana.Net DSL. Of course,
if you have any questions or need further assistance you may
- Your Montana.Net DSL service must be
active before you can configure your DSLModem (Modem/Router).
- Your computer must have a 10 Mbps or
10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection, or USB connection. (Note:
USB connection to the Modem is not supported for Microsoft
Windows 95, Windos NT 4.0, and Mac OS.)
- Your computer's operating system must
be one of the following: Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, NT
4.0, 2000, XP, Mac OS 7.1+, Mac OS 8.0+, Mac OS 9.0+,
or Mac OS X+.
- Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, Netscape
Navigator 4.0 or higher, or Opera 7 or higher.
- TCP/IP network protocol installed on
each computer to be connected to DSL.
Once you have satisfied the above requirements,
your next step would be to plug the MicroFilters into each
telephone jack to which a telephone is connected. The basic
kit comes with one filter for use with a wall-mount telephone,
and three filters for use with other devices. Note that
the phone jack into which you will plug your Modem can
NOT have a filter on it.
Remember that ANY device connected to
the phone system, including Answering Machines, Fax Machines,
Satellite Systems, Security Alarm Systems and Automatic
Water Meters, must have a MicroFilter connected to it.
|Note: Some Security Alarm Systems
or Automatic Water Meters may be "hard wired"
into your telephone system which would require that
your DSL installation be performed by a Qwest technician
at extra charge.
After you have installed the MicroFilters
on your phone jacks you are ready to hook up your Modem.
The Actiontec GT701-wg Modem Modem/Router that is provided
for your DSL service is connected as follows:
After connecting your Modem
and powering it on, start your computer and follow these
- Start your Browser program (ie. Internet
Explorer, Netscape, Opera, etc.)
- Type the following into the Address
or Location field in the Browser window:
- Press Enter.
- Your Browser should display the Actiontec
- Click on the "Setup / Configuration"
- In the Set Up / Configuration window,
click on the "Advanced Setup" link.
- In the Setup / Configuration click
on the "Begin Advanced Setup" button.
- In the Configuring the Advanced
Settings window, make sure that the following conditions
- Your DSL Modem/Router ) is connected
to your DSL line.
- Your computer(s) are connected
to your DSL Modem.
- Once these conditions are met, click
the "Next" button.
- In the WAN IP Address window, select
"Obtain an IP Address through PPPoA", then click
the "Next" button.
- In the Broadband Connection via PPPoA
window, place a check mark in the "PPP auto connect"
- Make sure the "VC-MUX" Encapsulation
- Enter the User Name and Password that
we will provide you in the appropriate fields.
- Make sure that the "Static IP"
field is empty. If anything is in that field, erase it.
- Click"Save and Restart" in
the lower left of the page, then "Save and Restart"
again on the confirmation page..
Once your Modem has finished
its reset process, your DSL should be ready.
Do not unplug the power cord from the Modem during
the Reset process, the Upgrade firmware process, or
the Restore Default Settings process. Doing so may result
in permanent damage to the Modem.
Light - The Power Light displays the Modem's current
- If the Power Light glows steadily green,
the Modem is receiving power and fully operational.
- When the Power Light is rapidly flashing,
the unit is initializing.
- If the Power Light is not illuminated
when the power cord is plugged in, the unit has suffered
a critical error and technical support should be contacted.
- The DSL light illuminates when the Modem is connected
to a DSL line.
- When the Internet light glows steadily, the Modem is
connected to the DSL provider.
- When the Internet Light flashes, the
unit's built-in DSL modem is training (linking up) for
your DSL service.
- The Ethernet light illuminates when the Modem is connected
via its Ethernet port.
- When the Ethernet light flashes, it
indicates network traffic across the Ethernet connection.
- The USB light illuminates when the Modem is connected
via its USB port.
- The Wireless light illuminates when the Modem is connected
Useful DSL links:
2Wire® 2700 HG