said by OGalati:
I think it itsn't a DSL link issue, but a PPP one.
I would agree (as best I can tell) that there is no dropping of the dsl signal. The 'internet' connectivity is what appears to be dropping.
The question is, can this condition be identified/corrected somehow in the firmware settings of the router or must I simply demand a new model from centurylink. Their tech support to this point have been, well...unfamiliar.