My internet has been shaky tonight, which is a bit unusual. So I called Verizon, and they said the problem was my modem, and that i needed a new one. They're sending me one for free, so I can't complain. But I'm adverse to change. In a very bad way.
The modem I have is 12 years old. Not sure how long a modem should last, but is it likely that it's the problem? I mean obviously right now I'm on the internet. Though I've been knocked off once while typing this post. The modem is a Westell Wirespeed 2100. It's been fairly reliable over the years.
How often should one change modems? I've always heard different things. Some people say every 5 years, others say changing modems isn't necessary unless the modem doesn't work anymore. Is the modem likely the source of my problems?