My internet has been running slow for about a week, so I called up my ISP, and after doing a few things the rep told me everything was fine on their end. So I asked her, what then could be causing my internet to be running so slow? (On downloads I used to get 1.0 - 1.2 megs/sec, but am currently only getting anywhere from 50 - 250 ks/second). She told me it most likely is my modem going bad. It is about 4 years old now, which I suppose is getting close to its end-of-life. But I've never heard before that a slow running internet could be a sign of modem going bad (I always thought it would just conk-out when it dies). Does anyone know if that's true, or does this rep not know what she's talking about? Oh, and I should mention my computer is connected to the modem via a cable, not by wireless.