Any quick things I should check before I go buy a new cable modem? Current set-up has been working fine for years. Within the past week I loose my connection daily at random times at least once per day. A "repair connection", renew IP address drill does not fix it. I have to power off the modem and then renew the IP to reconnect. I'm with cox cable. I think I will call them but thought I may save myself some frustration if it is an easy fix or just a bad modem. Motorola cable modem is about 5 years old. Netgear router is about a year old and I run both hard-wired connections thru built-in home network and also wireless for the laptop. Thanks in advance!