I know this probably isn't the right forum, but I know there are a bunch of smart people in here, so figured I give it a shot. I'm military and deployed. My wife and I communicate exclusively through Facetime. However, our internet connection at my house is getting worse and worse. A speed test revealed .20 Mbps download & .19 upload. I suspect the modem is going bad. We've been having issues with it for a few months now and a technician is scheduled to come to our house and replace it. So, I currently have an Airport Extreme Base Station plugged into the modem for our home wireless network (wifi). If we lose the wifi part, I will no longer be able to talk with my family via Facetime. My question is this: If the modem is replaced, does my wife have to do anything special to the AEBS. In other words, can the modem be replaced with an entirely different one and the AEBS continue to work, or does it need reset to the new modem? My wife would not have the technical skills to do this, and I'm deployed. I need absolute truth data, not speculation on this matter because we cannot afford to lose the WiFi piece. If the answer is not clear, I'll just have them replace the modem with a modem/router and take the AEBS out of the picture. Thanks in advance. The tech is coming in a few days, so hopefully I can provide my wife some information as soon as possible.