I lost my broadband yesterday. I can't figure why but thought maybe the fact that AOL now lists over 100 modems may have something to do with it. AOL says I have broadband also but does not list it as a found modem. It is not connected somehow.
When I Add or Edit modems, AOL searches and finds the 100+ connections, 72 of which are "other ISP or LAN connections" or however they phrase it.
The only other thing I can think screwed up my system is the use of "Spybot" yesterday sometime before I lost cable connection. I found maybe 150 spyware apps (mostly eZula) and deleted almost all the ones in red that Spybot suggested doing away with.
Later, I re-installed the deletions. No Help either way. At all.
The only reason I tried Spybot was my system was getting VERY sluggish and I was pissed. Thought it needed clean-ups.
I only have one system restore point which is AFTER broadband failed.
The hardware seems to be working OK. I'll next re-install the cable modem and router software, I guess, as well as reinstall AOL.