I keep losing the internet

I have Verizon DSl and have been losing my connection to the internet constantly. I can stay online for a few minutes or a couple of hours, but that is about it. Looking at my modem shows all lights on and green, including the ineternet light. Yet my computer will tell me there is no internet conection. I have a computer that is hard wired to the modem and an Ipad that connects wirelessly. When i unplu the modem, I get back online, but it is only a matter of time before I am kicked off. Any ideas as to what the problem might be or how to solve it? Thanks for any help. 

Re: I keep losing the internet
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Step one: Visit http://www.giganews.com/line_info.html and post up the Traceroute the page shows, if you wish. Be aware that your non-bogan public IP Address will show up.  It might shown up as the final hop (bottom-most line of the trace)  might contain a hop with your IP address in it. Either remove that line or show only the first two octets. What I'm looking for is a line that mentions "ERX" in it's name towards the end. If for some reason the trace does not complete (two lines full of Stars), keep the trace route intact.

For example this what I saw when I was using Verizon


    traceroute to 71.242.*.* (71.242.*.*), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1 gw1-g-vlan201.dca.giganews.com ( 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
    2 ash-bb1-link.telia.net ( 39 ms 7 ms 7 ms
    3 TenGigE0-2-0-0.GW1.IAD8.ALTER.NET ( 4 ms 4 ms GigabitEthernet2-0-0.GW8.IAD8.ALTER.NET ( 4 ms
    4 so-7-1-0-0.PHIL-CORE-RTR1.verizon-gni.net ( 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
    5 P3-0-0.PHIL-DSL-RTR11.verizon-gni.net ( 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
    6 static-71-242-*-*.phlapa.east.verizon.net (71.242.*.*) 32 ms 32 ms 33 ms

Step two: Can you provide the Transceiver Statistics from your modem?

#3 If you don't know how to get that info:

a) What is the brand and model of your modem?

b) If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to it: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?

#4 If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to the modem, even if you know how to get the Transceiver Statistics from the modem: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?