Using PPPoE and Windows XP, you may notice a slight hang after startup when you try to initiate a PPPoE connection. This is due to Windows XP trying to get an IP for your NIC. To avoid this:
- Goto Network Properties
- Select your LAN NIC
- Manually set the IP address
This won't affect your DSL connection, and will remove this annoying 30-120 second wait.
Hope this helps.