Well I’ve been offline for about a day now. I got a new DSL modem; its pretty much plug and play. I took the liberty of finding the manual for it and it turns out he firmware is pretty robust for just a dsl modem. While it is plug and play, I use a non-standard setup and spent most of the day fighting with it. Mostly it wasn’t being nice. But anyway, I got a net connection again and I am still having issues with decreased speed. 😦 Hopefully, I can figure out whats wrong soon.