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Delay in connecting to internet

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This is a somewhat odd problem and I'm not sure where else to post it. Here's the problem I'm having. Whenever my computer comes out of hibernation in my home, it takes a very long time to connect to the internet while in the wifi network in my house. All in all, it usually takes about 5 or so minutes before I'm fully connected. Here are is some info about my system;

Dell XPS M1330 laptop
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Explorer 7 & Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10 (problem exists regardless of browser used)
Linksys Router
Comcast Broadband Internet service

Here are some further notes about my problem:
-problem doesn't affect Microsoft Outlook. When I bring my computer out of hibernation, I start receiving/sending emails right away
-my network icon in the task bar shows that I'm connected as soon as I come out of hibernation but it takes up to 5 minutes before I can actually get on the net
-problem does not happen at other wifi networks, like in cafes and other public wifi places. It only happens at home

So basically, when I open the lid of my laptop to bring it out of hibernation, I can get connected to my home wifi network within seconds, and Outlook will start receiving/sending emails, etc. But my web browsers will take up to 5 minutes to actually get onto the internet. My default website is Yahoo, but I've tried others as well and the result is the same.

any help is appreciated.
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