Weird one, at least it is to me as I don't understand this - maybe someone out there does!
I am getting dropped pings to Google (126.96.36.199) from my 2 PCs that are connected via a gigabit switch to the Hub One. The drops are random, can be 5 a minute or a few more or less. The drops also happen when connected directly so I don't think it is the switch. If both machines are pinging this address at the same time, the drops do not happen on both at the same time.
However, if I never get any drops at all when pinging the router (192.168.1.254). So me this suggests my LAN is ok.
Weirdly though, I never get any pings drops to 188.8.131.52 from my laptop (wireless).
So why do my wired machines ping the router 100% fine, but not the Internet, yet my wireless laptop will ping them both 100%.