Last night the internet went out, I went to bed and this morning it was back on all normal. Since then I had been experiencing disconnects then reconnects roughly every hour. Its very fast, and almost imperceptible if not paying attention, but the internet icon in the system tray goes briefly to "no internet" then seconds later, internet access.
I noted it happened at 7:29pm, and it felt as if it had been an hourly occurrence so on a hunch I tested that theory an hour later, and sure enough 8:29, it did the same thing. Then 9:29, and now once again at 10:29. Earlier when this was occurring I tried unplugging and plugging the modem back in. There has been no changes at all to the computer that would illicit this behavior. As far as I can tell this has only been occurring starting today, and I cannot figure out what is causing it.