I've had minor problems with my connection since a bunch of us were moved prior to the dratted olympics. I had a sound and decent connection until then (ADSL2+), but since had problems like pages not loading first time, emails not downloading immediately or not connecting to the server at first attempt, and sometimes images not loading. All intermittent.
I'm told there's no chance of being moved back to where I was before the olympics.
There's been some planned maintenance and also a fault affecting our phone code in the past week, causing two disconnections, and since then I've noticed that Speedtest reports the ping as 45 or 55 whereas it was always 25 before.
I always use speedtest just to check for consistency etc.
Was told today that as there was no more planned 'tinkering', to just unplug the router and then re-connect, and it did get the up speed back and a slightly improved down speed (Router:1095/8343), but I still get a ping of 45 or 55 using the same checkers as always. SNR D/U right after todays reconnection was 6.3/5.3, so better than the 14.2 up I had in the past 24 hours.
I see I've been put on interleaved instead of fast too.
How important is the ping to someone who doesn't use online gaming but just wants fast pageloads etc.