I was also going to write what Roger advised. I tried to use autorouter several times, and was not satisfied with its results. Thus I decided to route boards manually. For some reason, it drives me because I see the result of my work, and I like it. First manually routed boards were far from perfect, but you will find out how to make them well, just studying other's designs.
This is about using autorouter.
Back to your question - there're several settings for autorouter, and sometimes I see questions on how to make it route in specific way, and even kind of bug reports aurotouter not performing as expected. These questions are rarely (if never) answered. I think you should get better result asking in element14 community, or applying for EAGLE support. I applied to them several times in the past, and must say they have (had) decent support.
Now about resolving the issue of routing the board. You can auto-route it, and you can route it manually. But before you route, you need to place components properly on the board so that routing would be minimally painful. For this purpose you can use autorouter - run it and see how you like its results. With third try of rearranging components on the board you may have some idea how your board can be routed more or less optimally.
And then, when you fixed component layout, you can
- use autorouter and then just correct / move tracks you do not like manually;
- do not use autorouter any more, but do the task manually, and it will be much simpler because you have an idea of routing already.
You should know one thing (at least it is valid for version of EAGLE I use) - that autorouting can not be redone with Ctrl-Z. Before autorouting, always save the project. If autorouting failed, just reload the project.