Before making any suggestions I have a couple questions:
1.) How do you connect to the internet? Is it dial-up, DSL, cable, or satellite?
2.) Are you connected to a network or directly to the internet?
3.) Have you installed anonymous surfing software lately? (Eg. Anonymizer)
4.) Is this Windows XP, not Windows 2000, correct?
5.) Are you using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 Beta?
6.) Do you have the same problem when using another browser, such as Firefox?
7.) Click here and then tell it to check your IP Location...is the information remotely correct?
Let us know.
Each time I open my browser (IE) in XP2000 home version I get a message that it is "detecting proxy settings". This delays the browser opening everytime and I find it annoying.
Question: do I have to go through this each time I load IE? (seems I never used to have to but do now)