I’ve noticed lately that searching within the Zune marketplace was going really slow. I just figured it was my internet connection at work. While listening to the Windows Weekly podcast with Paul Thurrott he mentioned this issue and a fix for it.
Paul said to open Internet Explorer and remove the checkbox from the “Automatically Detect Settings” in the Internet Options/Connections tab/Lan Settings.
It sounded a bit far fetched and I was skeptical that it would work (which is exactly what Paul said on the podcast) but it made a huge difference! The results pop up immediately instead of taking 30 to 45 seconds!
Thanks Paul for the tip!