Originally Posted by joe12286
i believe most home routers are only not responding to pings coming from the the outside-facing (WAN) port for this reason. it could have some kind of rate limiting but i wouldn't think this would be exceeded by the pokerstars connection utility. it is a good question though: are you experiencing any packet loss to any of the other sites? are you experiencing timeouts or unexpected slow speeds when playing poker / browsing web / listening to streaming music?
You're right about this, I was thinking the traceroute runs outbound and back in, but I did some testing with this and noticed it only drops a few packets and not all. I also noticed the packet drops on my network connection on my router, but not entirely convinced there's a problem with this.