Okay, my problem is as such... I'm up visiting my girlfriend's folks in Texas. The both of us are hopeless addicts of MMORPGs, and we picked up a copy of EQ2 two weeks prior to coming down - unfortunately, we've had to jump through hoops to get it to work right down here.
Not a software or hardware issue - we're being crippled by network lag. They're using Centex DSL, a Linksys router, Windows XP, and toggling Norton Antivirus / Norton Internet Security on / off has yielded no positive results.
I'm a novice when it comes to networking, but the symptoms are the game runs smoothly for about 15 seconds. Then a lag spike hits for about 5 seconds. The frequency of these hefty and 'group-killing' lag spikes seems to be random. Anywhere from 7 seconds later to a minute later, but the fact that they happen with such frequency is enough to make progressing in the game an impossibility.
When I ping the server in question (Antoniabayle.everquest2.com) I get ~100ms in response.
However, when I attempt to tracert it, I hit the subnet mask (10.20.32.1) with about 70ms and then get no redirects after that.
Any assistance that could be provided with diagnosing and / or fixing this hassle of a problem would be appreciated! My entertainment over the next 2 weeks ride on you!