What you describe sounds like a dns related problem. And the "long time" you
talk about is probably the the 30 sec time-out peiod of the dns system.
Don't those set your IP to a certain nuber; or do they give you a name? Either or, i do not believe that I have this. How can I check to be sure?
check your routes and /etc/resolv.conf
My routes? What are these and how can I go about checking them? Resolv.conf gives
If you are running a local dns server check that it actually does what it is
Again, I don't believe I am, but how can I chck to make sure?
If you are running multiple network cards/segments check your default
gateway as well.
I have one Wireless card, one Ethernet and one modem. Now that you mentionh this, I did use the Ethernet card to set up the wireless. Could this be what is causing the problem? I used ppoeconf (If you would like me to go throught the individual steps that I took, please ask and I will oblige.).
In addition, these are the contents of /etc/network/interfaces.
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
#iface wlan0 inet dhcp
# wireless_mode managed
# wireless_essid Litwin
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
#iface dsl-provider inet ppp
# provider dsl-provider
# please do not modify the following line
# pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
and /etc/network options