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Actiontec's GT724WGR DSL Modem Gets Simpler, Smarter with Latest Firmware Upgrade Available Now
Modem-router combines full-rate ADSL/ADSL2+ modem, wireless router and 4-port Ethernet hub making the "hardest part of installation was opening the box!"
Sunnyvale, Calif., March 25, 2009 - With glowing reviews on Amazon.com, Actiontec Electronics today announced its GT724WGR Wireless DSL Modem has new firmware available that makes the already simple-to-install unit even simpler to install with added WPA2 support and a new wireless setup wizard to get your wireless connection up and running hassle free.

The addition of WPA2 enhanced security and the new wireless setup wizard answer specific consumer needs to make this product even better. Already lauded for its plug-and-play simplicity, the 4-port Wireless DSL Modem (GT724WGR) combines three products in one, integrating a full-rate ADSL2+ modem, 4-port Ethernet switch, and 802.11g wireless router into a sleek, easy-to-use device.

"I didn't experience any of the frustration of trying to determine settings for the modem and router," said one reviewer on Amazon.com. "My DSL source comes in through a basement phone line so I was expecting spotty wireless connections, however I have been surprised by the strong signals I get throughout my ranch and into the back yard. Very pleased with this product."

By using WPA2 security instead of WEP or WPA, users will find it significantly easier to enable the latest network security standards on their home network. WPA2 security provides stronger encryption to better protect the personal and confidential data sent on the home network. And while configuring wireless networks has always been a hassle, the DSL Modem's wireless setup wizard walks you right through the process, making sure your wireless network gets up and running the first time.

"Hardest part of installation was opening the box!" said another reviewer on Amazon.com, "The Actiontec GT724WGR worked perfectly, and it took minutes to set up. I was afraid that there was some kind of 'secret' settings for my ATT DSL connection, and that a 'generic' DSL Modem would not work. I followed the very simple, and easy to follow instructions, and I was amazed that I was up and running in a few minutes!"

Actiontec's Wireless DSL Modem is designed to make DSL hassle-free. The built-in Auto-Connect tool automatically detects the type of DSL service, as well as network settings for most North American DSL Internet Service Providers. As a result, home users no longer need to scratch their heads trying to make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms, or dig through their paperwork or call technical support to find their correct settings. With the GT724WGR, configuring your DSL service is as easy as plugging in the modem. The modem's intuitive Graphical User Interface lets subscribers check network status or view customized service provider messages in seconds.

The GT724WGR Wireless DSL Modem is available for purchase at a wide range of retail and online stores, including Amazon.com

Professional bloggers can request an evaluation unit for review by visiting Actiontec's Press Center at www.actiontec.com and filling out the online request form.
 
About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life - delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.

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