I'm running Win7 Ultimate on an administrator account and also running NWN as an administrator. After playing for anywhere from several minutes to a half hour I lose connection and can no longer affect the environment, like attack enemies, open chests, access transitions. I've seen this for years with NWN and usually put it down to lag, restart NWN and continue, no problem.
Lately, however, I've been unable to log in to the server I've lagged out of, a problem which will repeat itself if I log into a different server while waiting. At one point this weekend I was locked out of 3 servers simultaneously.
Anyone have any ideas? I've disabled my firewall already so that's not it.
 Not even !portal works to the lagged servers...tried that and it hangs at the "Retry" screen
I have been having the exact same problem of late and bizaarly it was only HG servers that I could not reach all other NWN servers I play, on and off, were fine. From my research I agree that it is possibly a router issue and it is worth resetting it especially if you have a wireless system. I also did a mjor cleaning up job the other day - full virus check/windows update etc etc and was able to play last night.
On another note I still get the freezing screen lag issue on Win 7 (screen just freezes for 5 seconds on transitions/spawn/opening chests/inventory/just when it feels like it etc If anyone has any suggestions to fix this problem I would love to hear them, it's the plague of my gameplay.(I know that changing Drivers may help but am a bit reluctant to mess about with them).
PS sorry did not mean to hijack the thread will start a new one if necessary
I had already rebooted and reset the router(twice) before posting but I think I figured it out. I turned off the QoS(Quality of Service) service on the router last night and so far all seems well. I'll play a bit more after I get home from work and see if it stops completely.
Seems it may block laggy connections when they drop too many packets.
I don't know what kind of QoS it had or how your's was setup but I found most of the time using QoS requires knowledge and a lot of more detailed customizations by the user for specific apps and ports.