Er, unless I read Ron's original post wrong, it's not the modem that's gone belly-up, it's the wi-fi router - which isn't normally supplied by the Service Provider...who owns said broken kit?
Bt supply and own it
virgin media supply and own it
orange supply and own it
I think they all supply one, and own it. I know some gamers do buy there own to get the very best, but should you be paying for this?
alex,cumon, u know me, i have trouble in working out which way a 3 pin plug goes!!!Without shadow of a doubt the one I can recommend is a BT 2wire 2700 HGV
What you do is buy it, upload the US based firmware.
Hey presto, exceptionally robust wifi router with 1/2 mile wifi radius! (no really)