tunafish: At 7:45 AM I had to reboot my router, my son was on the internet to 1AM (Uni student) he had no problems, so between 1 AM and 7:45 AM with no network activity except for my batch DSL modem sending a bit rate of 56Kbits to my home PC, and a bittorent download about 30kbits (max) the connection to my home was reset (Bigtime plan) my batch DSL is Explorer same Dlink router, both supplied by Telecom. General browsing is OK but broadband is about highdef youtube, watching top gear and stuff that isn't full of ads, but Bigtime doesn't even achieve this. unless you fire up 6 tabs leave for an hour and then come back and watch.
So, did you log a fault with Telecom or try a different modem? Or switch back to the explorer plan to see if the fault went away?
I would put money on your problem being a fault, as from peoples posts in here this is not the normal experience of Big Time.
Perhaps your router decided to give up the ghost around the same time. I've seen it before.