Was there a range of IPs deactivated?
Lost internet connection couple of days ago - was sudden as I was on it one second and no service the next - went through all the standard trouble shooting actions to no joy - cox customer service assessed my outage to my modem (and wanted $179 for a new one) - had my doubts so after waiting for service to return (3 hours) wanted to narrow down what the issue was (ISP or modem?) - so I borrowed my neighbors modem and plugged it in - a new IP was acquired and connection was successful - joy - when I plugged my modem back in, guess what, works like a charm :-)
So my question is - did cox deactivate a range of IP addresses? Why did my previous IP address suddenly become inactive / unresponsive?
The question asked does not relate to the modem, as the modem turned out to be just fine as stated in OP - my question is "Was there a range of IPs deactivated?" ColleenD's response above seems to indicate this is possible - so for those reading this that may have experienced an internet outage due to "modem failure" - my advice would be to check to make sure it really is the modem, and not something cox related.