Network connections delayed after system start
After my laptop starts, from boot or restart, hybernation, or sleep, my
wired and wifi network connections are disabled for just over a minute.
After the delay, both devices establish connections automatically and work
I've been using Vista on this laptop (dell d620) for about three months, and
this behavior started last week. I can't trace it to any change in
configuration or software or drive changes. When I invoke the Network
Diagnostics tool, it indicates that there is a drive problem. But the driver
works fine (after the minute) and is the one that Vista provided.
Just unplugging and plugging the ethernet cable is handled in a few seconds
(after the minute delay), as is enabling/disabling wifi with the hardware
I'm a bit stumped for how to diagnose this further. Anyone have any
suggestions? It's also a bit tricky, since I only have about a minute during
which the error condition is present.