So my internet’s been super spotty the past couple of days, rarely working today. Both on my PC connected via ethernet and my phone on wee-fee.

Obviously first step was to reset the modem, after about one and every 5 tries it’d work, but the internet would be really slow. I loggined into my account with my ISP, and their trouble shooting thing was often saying that my modem wasn’t connected.

Then I tried resetting the DNS cache, based on some YT video which didn’t help anything.

I also did a ping test, and of 50 pings, about 30-40 timed out. So there’s that.

All in all, I want to know if there’s anything I can do to rule out my ISP, or if it’s a clear cut case it’s my modem, since my ISP is often saying it’s not connected (although I suspect there’s still a slim chance that it is there fault, but in my mind, not likely).

pic of some error codes from my modem, had no luck googling them.

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I’m pretty sure the codes with the date in 1970 are the ones from right after I reset the DNS cache, which may have caused that?

One last question, I have a router/modem combo. If I buy just a modem, can I use my current router/modem as just a router? I haven’t been having any trouble with the wifi, and I found some modems for cheap on CL.