I have a wired connection which has periodic timeouts. These time-outs are really getting frustrating when trying to do any sort of live connection as it causes lag and sometimes a complete service disconnect. I have been running a PC directly wired to the modem over-night (8 hours) for the past few nights. Each time I receive about 40 time-outs. So far, none of these have been back-to-back. So, my question is, is this normal? Is there any number of time-outs that I as a customer of an ISP should expect or be okay with? Is 40 in 8 hours within this number?
The IP I am pinging is my first hop, which is Road Runner's local network.