Whenever I connect to Steam my internet appears to freeze for a couple of minutes. Now I realise that a game updating can take up bandwidth which would slow my connection but surely I should still be able to load a page in my firefox browser. My net connection doesnt die based on the my modems' lights but the page fails to load. If I leave it a minute or even a couple of seconds it then seems to connect.
Im not having issues with playing online with Steam, it just appears to be a lapse that occurs when initially loading Steam. It appears to be random and in some cases Steam loading doesnt affect my connection at all. I have noticed it more when a game is updating hence I made the link.
Any ideas why this may be?