I seem to be banging my head against a wall here, try reading the whole of a post and not picking out bits that appeal to you. I started this thread to get some advice on how to solve my problem, not get into an arguement with the resident idiot.
My modem was not "fucked up" by me as you elegantly put it, it is an inherant fault of the modem itself. I did run checks but as the modem was technically working as it should, nothing was picked up.
The reason I went with AOL broadband was because I had used their dial up previously, which in my opinion was very good. I assumed their broadband service was the same, but hey.
Iv'e used winMx for a while now Rakedog, it is a very good program. I just find that it's only really useful for music and not visual media.
I will be cancelling AOL very soon, looking at going with Freedom2surf as they appear to offer a good package and have good reviews. Anyone had any experience of them?