On sept 20 we had a few off and on again power outages. Since just before that my Verizon DSL has been on the blink. The broadband link will start blinking but before that my first clue that it's going to go down is if I go to a website or refresh it and it doesn't work then I start seeing the light start to blink. Clicking refresh connection on the 2wire icon doesn't do a thing. Turning the 2wire on waitin 15 to 30 seconds..doesn't do the trick. Checked lines and filters all fine. Replacing splitter as we did have a problem with the cat/dog running through behind the couch and that came apart. Waiting on results for line test from dslreports right now. did troubleshooting on both the verizon site as well as the 2wire site. did a ping test. The connection has been going down intermittantly for some time now and I am sick of it. Oh...other things i've tried. System restore to before the 20th, uninstall and reinstall 2wire software. Running Windows Xp, norton internet security, 2wire homeportal monitor.