i have a disturbing problem with high pings outside my country, i'm getting 400ms+ on yahoo and google sites. The strange thing is to some other sites i receive normal pings (for me) of 80-150ms (like excite, lycus). When i connect my computer to the cable modem directly i get normal pings to all sites. This happens usually during the evening and in the morning i get normal pings. I have contacted my ISP (netvision - Israel) because it all started after they had some down time, but they assured me it not them (as i seen by connecting the computer to the modem direct). I tried sevral tweaks to my router's config and suddenly after disabling the reduced packate size my ping returned to normal on most sites (but high on lycus and excite - which i don't mind, they are a group of servers that seems to be less in use) Now the high pings returned once more, and no matter what tweak i use they won't go away. trace shows a spike after the border server. my specs are: linksys WRT54GL with tomato firmware v. 1.11, connected to a tompson cable modem. any suggestions how to fix this?