Please no one respond with a link to the knowledge base on this issue. I would love some other suggestions because I have tried everything on the knowledge base and they don't work. In fact I've been trying them over and over for about a week. With that said, I'll describe my problems.
First off, I was disconnected from the server last week (Monday or Tuesday while playing). I was unable to recconect after the disconnect. I recieved the "Authinticating Logon Attempt 1 of 20" message all the way up to 20 and then told that the connection timed out. After trying everything on the knowledge base for support, I was still unable to log on. My laptop then also had other connectivity issues and my brother (has his education in computers) suggest that I may have a virus causing me the issues or that my laptop was just old and the network card could be bad. I went a bought a new desktop (was time to upgrade anyway).
After getting everything reinstalled on the desktop, I was able to log into the game ... until I tried to zone to a new area. Then the loading screen stayed on screen until I recieved a "connection to the server was lost" message. I called my ISP, we went through everything on the knowledge base again. We set up port forwarding on my router. Over and over we did the things that I had already tried on my own.
It gets late and I go to bed. I get up this morning ... and I'm back to "Authenticating Logon Server Attempt 1 - 20) and then "Connection to Server Timed Out." Now its time for me to head to work. If anyone else has had this type of issue, been through all the knowledge base, and found a different solution. Please post here.