Is it a USB, PCMCIA, PCI, what?
Also is the long part before the welome screen, after welcome screen but before anyprograms start running (filling system tray), or when CF is loading its own program?
If you disable CF from starting on startup, does it take just as long? Withut CF starting at the beginning with the wireless, is it slower than booting with CF disabled and no wireless?
We need more info. We live on info!!!