According to my APC Back-UPS Pro 1500va unit, the modem (HT2000w) is drawing about 40w at idle with clouds and a signal of ~110. Granted this is using the information the UPS provides and isn't very accurate, it should be a better estimate than initially stated. Probably wouldn't go up but 5-10w at most in stormy weather.
Thanks for posting, we were aware of this and had been working on resolving this. We got confirmation that this was fixed today. I tested it earlier and this should no longer be the case. Please let me know if this persists for you.
Some replies appear to have been lost in the transition to the new forum software. Specifically, Amanda had suggested using the IP address 10.10.10.10 when checking the "Use TurboPage Server configuration below". That seems to do the trick for the most part. This setting seems to be reset when the modem is restarted or the power is cycled on the modem.
If you are using a third party DNS, that will happen, it's why I don't always suggest using a third party DNS unless it's for troubleshooting purposes... If you must use a third party DNS, make sure the local DNS server on your router lets you input your own records that way you can get around that issue.