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I am having some kind of connection problem that I have not heard of before. I thought my modem was slowly dying, as they often do. It would slow to a crawl, and then stop altogether. After switching off the power to the modem, it would work again for a few minutes. Then, after about 5 minutes of use, it would slow way down and finally stop working altogether. So I thought "No problem, I've dealt with this before. Its modem death." So I went to wal-mart and bought a cheapo motorola modem until my newly ordered good modem arrives. The motorola did not display the symptoms of the first modem for a day or two, but now its acting the exact same way.

I find it unlikely that I have two slowly dying modems. Especially since one of them is new. I am unfamiliar with this type of problem. I have not messed with my internet connection much at all, save for one exception. I switched my DNS server from AT&T to OpenDNS. As per the recommendation by some of the members here. But I did this roughly 3 months ago and the problem is just now appearing so I kinda doubt that is what is going on. But I just thought I'd mention it. Anyone have any idea what could be causing all this? Why do both modems work for a few minutes before they stop? And why did the new modem take a couple of days to start displaying the problem? Odd.
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Are you going through a router or plugged directly into the modem? I had this problem with DD-WRT when I would have to many...ahem...connections open when using bittorrent.
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Im not using bit torrent or anything like that. And I'm going directly to the modem, no router.
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