Strange Modem Behaviour
I've had some very strange problems with my Linksys AM300 ADSL2+ Modem ever since I've gotten it.
At first I'd have the problem where every few days, we'd wake up to find that the internet wasn't working - although the AM300 said it was receiving internet activity and most of the time its pinging and trace-route diagnostics worked fine.
We haven't had that problem for a while, but we have had another very strange problem. Every so often I cannot access Google and some other sites I often go to, like Tech Report and Facebook. I often get the "error while negotiating a link" error on Firefox, and trying again doesn't usually work for a while.
I thought the SPI firewall was the problem here, so I turned it off. But I found out that whenever I change a setting that requires the router to reconnect to the internet, the DSL activity led flashes 3 times and then stops for a while, then flashes 3 times again, and continues indefinitely - and of course, the internet activity LED is off permanently and I receive no connection.
Changing various cables doesn't work... but you know what does? Taking the modem to another phone line in my house, letting it connect to the internet, and then taking it back to the original port. What the hell?
On top of this, the thumbnails in youtube and google images almost never load since I bought this AM300 modem. What could the problem be there?
Any help would be much appreciated!