Dialup, wifi, lan, satellite or other.
Also no mention of all the other drivers we have to put on the machine that Microsoft doesn't offer.
I re-installed Windows XP Home SP2, after a crash. Old system was two hard drives, 98SE on the first, XP Home on the second.
I've re-installed XP Home in NTFS format on the first drive and use the second drive as data storage only, no OS on it.
I setup the online connection using the Windows 'New Connection Wizard' and I can access the internet, using the shortcut icon I allowed to be placed on the desktop.
After clicking this icon, the connection is made as quickly as before and it appears I am connected to the internet. But, when I try to access the internet using my browser, or any other program requiring the internet, there is about a one minute delay before it connects. The only exception to that is a time-checking program connecting to an atomic clock, which does seem to connect. After the delay with the other programs, everything is as normal with connections made at normal speeds.
I tried using my modem on another computer and do not experience the delay there, so it is on my newly installed OS.
Where can I start looking to see where the delay is and correct it?