I've been experiencing frequent disconnects on my DSL line for at least six months, back when AT&T was my provider. I switched to Sonic a few months ago (the Elite level), and while I've been happy with them otherwise, I need to get to the bottom of this problem.
We can go a few days without any problems, but when the disconnects start, it's constant. We'll be connected for a couple minutes (at most), then it goes down, then back up, then down, etc.
The most recent about started on 2011-12-08. I thought maybe my NetGear WRT3500L router not playing nice with the Actiontec GT701D modem, but I took the router out of the setup and the disconnects continued. The problems persisted until 2011-12-11, then the connection was solid until tonight.
This is very frustrating and annoying. (Just ask my four-year-old, who really, really likes watching the old Spider-Man cartoon on Netflix!) Attached is the system log from the Actiontec for tonight. I see a SIGTERM that seems to coincide with the time the connection drops but I don't know what that means, exactly. I'll be happy to provide any modem settings or anything else that could be helpful in troubleshooting this. Thanks, everyone.