internet activity delay
I'm not sure if this is a software, hardware, or os incompatibility issue, but here goes . . .
I have a dual boot system: windows xp / linux mepis 3.3.1. I access the internet via adsl (512/128) using a zyxel 645 series modem and an intel pro/100 ethernet card. Here's the problem>>
When using Mepis and Firefox 1.5 browser, I get a 10 to 15 second delay from the time I enter an internet address (press enter) and the time the activity light on the modem begins to indicate any internet activity. It typically takes 15-20 seconds for a website to begin to load. Using the same hardware and browser in windows xp, the activity is instant and most websites load in 2-5 seconds. I would appreciate any insight into this that you might have. Thank you.