Urghgh… for the last couple of weeks my ADSL connection has been horrible – it seems to disconnect at random times (usually during the middle of streaming video/music!) and only pulling the phone line out of the modem or power reseting the modem fixes it. This will often happen 4-5 times an evening.
I would blame the modem, but apparently quite a few people have been having disconnection problems. Mine started a bit after Telecom lifted the caps on ADSL plans.
I’m seriously considering Telstra cable – it’s performance is much closer to the stated speed (unlike ADSL which can vary heaps) and seems to have reasonable reliability…. Plus they have 10mbit plans! *drool*