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Actiontec launches a DSL modem/router combo

If you’re a DSL user with a bad case of box clutter, here’s some good news for you. Another vendor is offering a DSL modem/wireless router combo, combining two devices into one.
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If you’re a DSL user with a bad case of box clutter, here’s some good news for you. Another vendor is

offering a DSL modem/wireless router combo, combining two devices into one. Actiontec just announced that its new 54Mbps Wireless Modem (GT724WGR) is available in Best Buy and Fry’s Electronics stores, and will soon hit the virtual shelves of major online retailers.

The $ 89.99 DSL modem/router combo employs the 802.11g standard and includes a four-port Ethernet switch. The 54Mbps wireless router has a built-in Internet firewall with security that includes 64-, 128-, or 256-bit encryption or WPA. Actiontec says the modem is fully compatible with all major DSL providers. It also claims that set up is “as easy as plugging in the modem.”

Additionally, Actiontec launched a DSL modem/four-port switch combo for those who don’t need wireless networking. The $69.99 GT724R is also available at Best Buy and Fry’s.

Unfortunately the company does not offer a similar cable modem/router for all you cable customers out there.

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