I was running Ubuntu 8.x on my desktop and everything worked fine. I'm using wired internet and it worked perfectly, pages loaded pretty fast.
However, when I decided to upgrade to 9.10 the upgrade failed at some point, however I was left with what appeared to be Ubuntu 9.10. Since then the internet has been weird. When I go to a website it takes at least 10 seconds for the page to display, however if I'm on a site and navigate to other pages on the website it loads quickly. This never happened prior to the upgrade.
I thought this may be due to the upgrade not installing correctly so I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 9.10 but the problems are still the same.
I'm writing this on a Vista machine over the wireless network and internet is fine. Does anyone have any ideas of the issue and whether this is a issue of the latest Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu editions?