Between that and this my blogs have almost no pictures or videos on them at all.
OK...May I present you with...Frankenmodem!
If I had any brains I would have snapped a picture of it: the cover is off, the back is off and the circuit-board is completely exposed, but now that all of the outer-casing is gone, by golly, it works. Why it didn't work with the casing on is one of those modern mysteries I'll probably never solve, but hey, at least stripping the casing off has saved us $80.
We have two computers...
We actually have over 10 but most of them are for parts and "experiments" since they don't work, or they don't work that well, and the funny thing is, the Internet on my computer was kicking out on every other page except Photobucket, which didn't load at all. So sometimes I could Google, but sometimes I couldn't and sometimes LJ would load, and sometimes not.
By the time I closed Firefox I had 30 tabs open and out of them 15 never loaded. Meanwhile the other computer across the house (directly connected to the Internet, while mine connects through LAN) was loading every website that wouldn't load on mine like a champion. Today we had no Internet at all.
Taking the modem apart and just jiggling everything seemed to fix the problem.