Monday, December 28, 2009

What Works for Me Might Work for You ActionTec and NetGear together

Déjà, Déjà, Déjà vu

what works for me

might work for you


Having trouble getting your old ActionTec dsl modem/wireless router to work peacefully with your new NetGear wireless router?  Here’s a brief recounting of how I got through this obstacle and subsequently connected multiple wireless devices successfully.


The Two Routers

1ActionTec Verizon DSL Modem/Wireless Router

NetGear 614 Wireless Router


IP address to access either router .  is


Use the above IP to access the ActionTec

Use to access the NetGear


Wiring as follows


Patch from ActionTec to NetGear with Internet signal.  Patch from NetGear to PC1.  PC2 is wired to Action Tec.

To access the ActionTec, type into a web browser from either PC1 or PC2.  The default username/password for the ActionTec is ADMIN/Password


To access the NetGear router software I first turned off the ActionTec.  This of course disrupts the internet connection, but still allows communication with the router from PC1

From PC1 enter

The default username/password is ADMIN/Password


Under Wireless Setup turn on WEP security, generate a new 128bit WEP Key.  Also give the router a unique SSID.  Since my ActionTec is using channel 9, I set the NetGear to channel 11.


/saved changes and turned the ActionTec back on.


Created connections in each of the two mobile devices as required.


Alls well that end well. 


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Dj Bowen

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

24th Annual Walk A Thon for Southeastern Guide Dog School coming Up Fast!

24th Annual Walk A Thon Coming Up Fast!


Time flies when you are having fun!  And if you have a guide dog, chances are good you are indeed having fun!  so hurry up and make your plans to attend the 24th Annual Walk A Thon to benefit Southeastern Guide Dog School.


The walk takes place in Palmetto, Florida, at the Manatee County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February the 27th, 2010.


If you are coming from way out of town and want to stay where most of the other participants will be staying, and get some great hotel rates to boot, contact the Courtyard by Marriott, Bradenton Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34205.  Call 1.866.624.1658.  Standard Rooms: Book before December 31, 2009  $119, Book before February 1, 2010 $124, Suites: Book before February 1, 2010  $149.

Or the Hampton Inn, Ellenton, 5810 20th Court East, Ellenton, FL 34222.  Call 941.721.4000 Standard rooms: Book before January 24, 2010 $99 Be sure to book early for these special deals There are only a limited number of rooms available. Check out the specials for graduates regarding reimbursements

for your hotel stay.


Registration will be held Friday, February 26th at the Marriott and Saturday morning at the fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m.    Opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. with the walk commencing immediately after the ceremony.


Graduates who have not yet heard from Paula Best at the school should contact her ASAP  Paula is the Special Events Coordinator

Office: 941.729.5665 Ext. 126


If you would like to help me and Lucky with our fund raising goal, click here to jump over to the special secure page hosted on the Southeastern servers. 



Merry Christmas To All!

Dj Bowen