Normally, I wouldn't come crawling for help but just recently (probably the last 4 days) I've been having issues of staying connected to a server or lagging for some time prior to being timed out.
I've tried a number of solutions for this to see if I can fix it. I've tried resetting my router/modem, I've tried re-installing Minecraft and now I've hit a brick wall as the problem continues and I'm seeking help. What may the problem be? I've had some say it's possibly my internet though I have no issues with connections and stability with other games and other platforms.
Note: This has just started to happen after a year of playing this game if not longer. Thank you!
Please try connecting to the following server: us.oc.tc
If you can connect to the server without timing out, then the issue is with other servers>
If you can't connect, or timeout shortly after connecting, please post a HijackThis log:
Trend Micro HijackThis is a utility that is used to collect diagnostic reports of your computer to help narrow down an issue you may be having. Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/
Run the program, choose 'I accept', then 'Do a scan and save a log file'. After a while a text file will open. Copy everything, and paste it in spoiler tags for us to see.
How to use spoiler tags:
I was able to join the server with no issues, lag or disconnects. I will let my normal server admin know that the issue must lay with them. Thanks for the help and if I run into any more trouble, I'll come back to this topic and post the log.