I, backwards to most posts I have found on various sites, have immense trouble loading websites (on both IE7 and Firefox. Yes, I?ve tried reinstalling) but I have really low (in the 100ms range) ping when playing an online game. I'm hooked directly into a high speed cable modem. It will load the header, such as ?Welcome to facebook!?, but the screen will remain white for over 10 minutes. If I refresh multiple times, I may get part of the page.
Whenever I look at my internet traffic (a percentage of how much bandwidth my computer is using vs. it?s maximum), it spikes up whenever I click on a website, but then drops to 0% if it doesn?t load a page, which is quite frequent.
I don?t know if this will help, but when I ping my IP address, I get ?Request timed out? error, which I understand isn?t necessarily a bad thing.
When I ping my default gateway, I get around 20ms ping time.
When I ping www.facebook.com, I get ?Request timed out?.
Once again, the weird thing about this, for me anyways, is that I can run an online game with no lag and great ping, but both web browsers can?t load certain pages.