Finch: Just out of curiosity, does anybody know why this could of happened all of a sudden? My net was fine up until 2 days ago when that Telecom glitch hit. Could it be that that has something to do with it, or because my modem is 6+ years old maybe it is on its way out??
I have noticed that when I download something through torrent, my net doesnt drop. But if I download something the normal way or just browse web pages that is when my connection will drop.
As I said before I am fairly confident that your modem is on the way out. Those modems weren't the most reliable at the best of time 6 years ago. The fact you got 6+ trouble free from the sounds of it somewhat suprises me. Considering (again a guess) it was on 24/7 since you first plugged it in. That's quite impressive IMHO.
If you upgraded to a ADSL2 you would probably double your line speed (not that I'm sure what your line speed is).
To be honest I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to debug an old modem, first I would get a new one, then do the isolation tests and perhaps look at getting a Master Filter installed.
If you go to Chorus Sat and plug in your address. Then "Show VDSL2 cabinets / areas" If your house is within the green area, you should at least be getting ~16MB which would be roughly double what you're getting right now on ADSL1.