ok, this is driving me crazy. After I "thought" I solved the problem,
it came back. This time, I completely deleted my VPN connection, and
it made absolutely no difference.
I restart my computer, everything works for a random period of time
(max 2 hours or so), and after that, I start getting EXTREMELY slow
DNS lookups, my Firefox saying "Looking for [insert web address]".
Once it resolves the address, if I try that address again, it connects
without any wait.
When this problem starts happening, if I disable "Base Filtering
Engine" service, the connections become essentially instant.
I have no idea, why the computer works fine after a restart, and after
a random while, it starts having this problem. Anyone have any
suggestions about this delayed nature of the problem?
I also tried several DNSs, (my ISPs, a public one, and OpenDNS), and
that seems to make no difference, as expected.
Anyone else having this problem?