Here are a few solutions that helped me very much! If you had a different solution for your problem please post it here so we can help those who are constantly having trouble. You may want to delete the following files and folders: Cache folder Eq2_recent.ini Eq2_default.ini EverQuest2.exe Eq2.ini Now you may be thinking how you get to these folders. Well.........the easiest way to do so is open up my computer. Then double click your drive (It's usually your "C:" drive) where your Sony folder is located. It may say that files are hidden. You will then have to click on show the contents of this folder. Double click your Program Files. Open up your Sony folder. Then move along and delete all of the files mentioned above. Once you complete this step........delete the following. Character specific files, these will appear as such: Servername_CharacterName_EQ2_uisettings.ini Stationname_characters.ini After completing this step you may open up your game and the patcher will automatically replace the files you have deleted. Now.......the other problem I had was a Belkin Router. I had to go to 192.168.2.1 in the address bar. I had to go to firewall and click on disable. I made sure that my DMZ was disabled as well. I did have a verizon modem and you will find that you can go to 192.168.1.1 but there is no reason for it so don't confuse yourself. Anyhow this is what helped me out big time. I put it on the back burner and took 8 months figure it out, but it is a rather simple solution.