Quote Originally Posted by kjkrum View Post
(Didn't read all 18 preceding comments... sorry if this has been said.)

My experience with cheap home routers is that they often lag badly if you connect to a forwarded (NAT) port on their public interface. Example: my router's public IP is 68.226.(something), my laptop's private IP is 192.168.1.(something), and the loopback is of course 127.0.0.1. If I'm running a game server and connect to the loopback or to the 192... address, it works fine. But if I connect to my public IP, the router behaves very badly.
Yea, same problem..