How to spot a defective modem

AT&T, bless them, have put up a page of hints that might suggest your modem is not working.My personal favourites are:- Modem is smoking.

AT&T, bless them, have put up a page of hints that might suggest your modem is not working.

My personal favourites are:

- Modem is smoking. - Modem is smashed into bits and pieces. - Modem is melted and misshapen.