Did you check for a Proxy Server in Internet Explorer?
Yeah, there's nothing there. I called my ISP last night, and it just seems like my modem just won't work without my router. The guys on the phone said they had no idea why, and to contact my PC's manufacturer...well, I built my PC, so who would I contact -_-
But, in any case...a technician came out today. He said he's aware of the issue, and it's been going around the area, but I really think he gave me a boatload of crap, because he didn't do anything. He said to give it 48 hours, and that if it persists, to call his personal number. I guess that's iron clad, since he gave me his personal info.
He also stated that whatever happens in respect to internet, is strictly an issue with the modem. It's a service issue. I don't know if that's a valid statement or not, but I guess I'll have to wait two days and see.
The reason I wanted to remove the router and hardwire directly into the modem is to reduce my latency in Aion. It's 500+ with Optimum Boost Service (30MBits Down/5MBits up)...speakeasy.net shows that both are reaching their peak speeds. Their servers are located in Texas, but my ping shouldn't be this high.