I have a high speed dsl modem from netopia that I fear is going bad. It's probably 5 years old or more. I've called my ISP service desk and they say the dsl is showing up and the correct speed but there was some "static" in the telephone line. I disabled filters and plugged the dsl directly into the phone jack and unplugged all phones. That seems to help some with the upload/download speed as before it was varied and would have intermittent drops in dsl traffic and I would lose my connection. Now the service desk reports the static is way down but still showing although the speed seems to stay up. But I have my dsl drop from time to time even after the ISP service desk calls. After a cycle of my modem there is varied upload/download speed but it eventually levels off. All cords seem to be in proper order and I even used a new cord recently to connect the modem to the computer which seemed to help some. Is there a place online where I can check to see if my modem is going bad? Or should I just go buy a new one?