We have internet only from Shaw and they installed a SBG6782 modem for our original house in Sidney, B.C.. It gave us problems as it would completely drop the internet connection for 5 or 10 minutes, then be fine for 3 days, then drop 2 or 3 times in a day, etc. When I say drop, I mean drop both the ethernet connected TV and anything wireless as well, at the same time. I called and went through the standard unplug, reboot modem many, many times. Shaw also said that there was a chance the modem was getting WIFI interference (but that would not explain the wired loss). Then I moved to Parksville and the same problems keep happening. And I've called and gone through the standard steps many times here as well. Eventually, it always starts working again. I have now attached a Velop router with 3 nodes (1 ethernet wired directly to the modem) and shut off the WIFI on the modem (to make it a simple bridge). Still have same problems. Works fine for extended periods of time and then sometimes drops the internet 3 or 4 times a day (both wired and WIFI). Sorry for long story: QUESTION: Is it possible the SBG6782 is just faulty? When I ask Shaw if I should bring it in for replacement, they say highly unlikely, but I'm wondering whether I should just return it for another or better model? Is the SBG6782 a good modem for bridging or is there a conflict of some sort? Any advice would be appreciated.