When connecting to wireless internet in Ubuntu (tested with two different networks), I connect nearly instantly. However, to actually load a page, I need to wait a few minutes, at which point I can actually use a web browser or Pidgin. Until then, various applications try to connect until they time out.
I've discovered that, if instead of waiting a few minutes, I open Terminal and run
sudo /etc/init.d/blockcontrol stop, everything suddenly is able to load. I can then start MoBlock again with no ill effects.
Why is this happening? What is it that would cause MoBlock to take a few minutes to start letting traffic in, but only when started on bootup?