Quick background: I have been having a lot of connection issues with my home network. I finally got my ISP to understand and after them checking some of the problems outside of my home I've gone from 5 timeouts an hour to at most 1. Some of these timeouts were causing my connection to drop 100% long enough for any live connection to fully disconnect.
Explanation: Today I was monitoring my connection (via pings to my first hop) and my connection dropped for every computer on the network at the same exact time for about 10 seconds. While every service running on our PCs and pings to Google stopped in their tracks, pings to my first hop continued without interruption.
The Question: Being that I've had connection problems, I have continued to monitor the connection to see if the problem was indeed fixed. Now, I wonder, how normal is the above situation? Should I accept this, or should I report this? Also, what is the most likely cause of such a problem?