i dont think ive updated the firmware. i will try that out.
i dont have another modem, when i went to Frys to get a modem and a router, i saw that they had a 2in1.. so i got that. it works great until i have too much activity.
ill check out the firmware and get back to you.
thanks for the help, my internet skills are rusty since i havent had my own connection since i lived with my parents like 3 years ago
If the firmware update doesn't resolve anything, I've just thought of two more things:
1) How hot does the unit run? If they are a bit warm, they can stuff up a lot;
2) Do you use P2P programs? Depending on what program you use, it might cause a bit of mayhem also. I tried using BitTorrent once, but it started running really weird, so I had to reboot the router and uninstall BitTorrent. At the moment, LimeWire works pretty good though...