there is nothing u can do really to reduce ping. except moving closer to your isp or to the server. Just try to find servers with the lowest ping. anything under 200 will usually be a lag free game.
increasing download speeds is antoher story thogh. I just got my 3mbit dsl line activated, check out these speeds i get now.
Your raw speed was 3212549.02 bits per second.
There are 3 meaningful ways we can interpret this number:
3.2 megabits per second
How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet
392.2 kilobytes per second
The way data is measured on your hard drive and how FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.
1MB file download
The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.