I've tried what you've said, I even found a link about using the firmware recovery program that's on the Actiontec CD, but the disk program can't find the modem/gateway (lol, and neither can I via the 192.168.0.1). I've made sure that my ethernet card is set to 'obtain IP address automatically'. Went and did 'ipconfig /release' and /renew.
I think it's fried.
I know I shouldn't access the modem wirelessly
but I've done it infrequently in the past with good results. Geesh the price I pay for being lazy
(why couldn't I fry my modem when the 2Wire modems are actually available?!! .
So lesson learned (and thank goodness for my old Intel 2200 modem).--