I regularly get ping times (to google.com) on my netbook over wireless (802.11) of:
- 500-4500ms for about half the time
- 100-150ms for the rest of the time.
It seems to switch back and forth on the order of minutes.
It doesn't seem to correlate with anything I can see:
- location (I've seen this when using at least three different networks in two different states),
- proximity to the AP,
- other people moving around.
It's been that way almost from the get go. If it weren't for the fact that it does get good performance some of the time I'd write it off as bad antenna design. Any ideas?
p.s. How long can ping times get? I've seen 3-5 sec here and once witnessed (as a result of a borked router config) >90 sec.