reply to dks7
Re: Netflix I just wanted to close this, as of recently this issue seems to have been resolved. My internet went out about a week ago, the modem's last log indicated maintence, service was down roughly an hour. Since that time speed has resumed to an acceptable level. Whether it was something on my ISP's end or netflix, I do not know, but it did seem to work itself out.
I just thought I should close this thread properly, and thank everyone for their thoughts, concerns, and ideas.