DSL Setup Instructions

Actiontec GT701 DSL Modem

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 contact us.

System Requirements

  • 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. After connecting your Modem and powering it on, start your computer and follow these steps:

  • 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 main screen.

  • Click on the "Quick Setup" button .

  • In the "Welcome to the Quick Setup" window, click on the "Next" button.

  • In the "Are you an MSN user?" window, select "No" and click on the "Next" button.

  • In the above window, make sure that the following conditions are met:
    • Your DSL Modem/Router ) is connected to your DSL line.
    • Your computer(s) are connected to your DSL Modem.
  • Once these conditions are met, perform the following:
    • Select "PPPoA"
    • Enter your PPP User Name and PPP Password in the indicated fields.

  • Scrolling down on the page with your User Name and Password displays the information shown above. Select "Dynamic IP-DHCP (Default)" and click the "Apply" button.

Once your Modem has finished its reset process, your DSL should be ready.

WARNING: 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.

DSL Modem Light Indications

Power Light - The Power Light displays the Modem's current status.

  • 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.

DSL Light - The DSL light illuminates when the Modem is connected to a DSL line.

Internet Light - 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.

Ethernet Light - 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.

USB Light - The USB light illuminates when the Modem is connected via its USB port.


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