I've had NTL 600k broadband for about 14 months now without any major problems.
Recently (in past 2 weeks or so) whenever I open a new IE window, and even sometimes when I just go to a new url from an active window, it just pauses and does nothing for about 30-45 seconds. The cable modem flashes etc (but zonealarm doesn't indicating no data being uploaded / downloaded), and IE status bar sometimes says it is "detecting proxy settings".
I've not installed / uninstalled anything in the past while, have successfully defragged, ran AVG with latest signature file etc all to no avail.
This is starting to get quite annoying, and I wonder if anyone has any ideas what I could do to get round it?