Keeps Losing Internet Connection When My Computer Sits Idle

I have a Cable ISP . The past weeks, I’ve been losing my internet when my computer sits idle for hours. My workarounds include:

Resetting the modem (for 30 sec.)
Performing powercycle (modem + router + laptop)
Repairing wireless connection
Releasing/Renewing the IP address of the router (inside  its Setup page)

But more often, I would end up resetting the modem to fix the connection. I don’t know what’s causing it. I have not experience the same prob with DSL line before. You think my modem is bad? I know that sometimes, lightning/thunderstorms can burn out modems and routers when not connected to surge protectors or UPS. Maybe I should buy one of those this weekend.


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