Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Slow to Connect at Boot
Another annoyance with the new Area-51 is the time it takes until the Ethernet adapter establishes a network connection following a start/restart. Currently takes 45 secondes to "connect" after I reach the desktop. This card has two Ethernet connections but I'm only using one, so I disabled the second but boot perfromance did not improve.
PS: All the other Windows 7/Vista PCs on my network connect immediately upon reaching the desktop.