I've been using SQL Server from home through a VPN/cable modem for some time and not had trouble until recently. The last week or so, I've not been able to connect to QA due to timeout errors. I increased my timeout setting from 15 to 30 and then to 60, but it always times out after about 10 seconds.
I can connect to EM fine. I did apply the MS security patch the other day. Anybody know if that causes connection issues? Any other ideas?
Just a WAG here, but do you have the SQL Client Network Utility setup on your machine, with an alias pointing to the right IP Address/network library/port number? I could imagine that being without that it might slow things down, and possibly be affected by the MS Security Patch.