Slow connection time at startup


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I have Win 7 64 bit SP1 and a hard wired cable to a Netgear WnDR3700v2 router. At startup it takes close to 90 sec. for the internet to be available. I have tried safe mode with networking with no improvement. I have also tried a wireless connection. Still no improvement. The router has the latest version of firmware. Why does it take so long to connect or is 90 seconds considered excessive? Thanks in advance.


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Does your Ethernet/NIC interface have the latest drivers?


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This issue has been resolved. The culprit was Windows Media Player Network Services. Once it was disable connection was almost immediate. Thanks to all who made suggestions.