My girlfriend and I have been using AT&T DSL for the past three years. We have this ongoing issue with our modem randomly disconnecting. Sometimes it will reconnect on it's own. Other times I have to unplug it or reboot it. I've been on the phone with AT&T so many times I've lost count. They've sent numerous "technicians" out and they test our phone lines but they say they are fine. It's odd because sometimes we can go months without any problems. But then out of nowhere it will disconnect up to 20 times a day for weeks on end. I went on to AT&T's Facebook page recently and voiced my complaints. Someone from AT&T asked if my modem was plugged into a surge protector. I told him yes. He said to plug the modem directly to the wall outlet. He said something about their modems resetting themselves when plugged into surge protectors. So I plugged it into the wall outlet and for three days it worked great. Well now it's back to disconnecting all the time. My question is ... would it be best to buy my own modem? Right now we are using a Gateway 2 Wire. It's the third modem we've been through with AT&T. I just don't know if it's a modem issue or not. I'm grasping at straws here cuz it's so annoying to see that stupid internet light flashing when I'm trying to do stuff online. I wouldn't mind using a different internet provider but we don't have many options here. And don't get me wrong, when it's actually working, we love AT&T DSL. Would it be worth it to buy a different modem? And if so, any suggestions? Thanks!