On 2012-10-10 15:46, bosdad wrote:
> Yeah! name server 1 = 8.8.8.8 and name server 2 = 8.8.4.4 has
> _*really*_ helped! Thanks to everyone for this suggestion and
> confirmation of where it was to be entered. Websites come up much faster
> now.


So, the cause of your initial problem could be:

- Your router is slow serving dns requests.
- Your router gets a slow dns from your isp. It is your isp who has a slow dns.
- Your router is misconfigured

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)